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Departmental House Prices in France 2020

Tuesday 06 July 2021

The notaires have recently published house price figures for 2020, for each department of France.

Over the past few months several reviews of the housing market for 2020 have been published, from French estate agents, the notaires and SAFER, the rural housing agency, which we reported on at:

To complete series, last month the notaires published more detailed figures, providing departmental house prices for 2020.

The figures come with no commentary or information on the movement in prices but show the average range of prices within each department, from the bottom to the top end, excluding 10% of extremes either end.

Lowest average prices are in the upland Creuse department of Nouvelle-Aquitaine (€600m2), whilst highest prices outside of the Ile-de-France are in the Alpes-Maritimes department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, where median prices are €4,030m2.


House Prices Per m² 2020
Region/DeptLowMedian
High
AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
Ain €1,430€1,990€2,710
Allier€630€950€1,280
Ardèche €1,080€1,610€2,060
Cantal€600€890€1,230
Drôme€1,490€1,900€2,330
Isère €1,620€2,120€2,690
Haute-Loire €710€1,100€1,540
Loire €1,070€1,520€1,980
Puy-de-Dôme€1,150€1,650€2,070
Rhône €2,180€3,000€3,830
Haute-Savoie €2,650€3,390€4,290
Savoie€1,580€2,180€2,920
BRITTANY
Côte d'Amour€990€1,410€1,890
Finistère€1,110€1,520€1,950
IIe-et-Vilaine €1,320€1,820€2,470
Morbihan€1,250€1,880€2,630
BOURGOGNE FRANCHE-COMTE
Belfort
€1,100€1,460€1,830
Côte-d'Or€1,130€1,690€2,250
Doubs
€1,190€1,610€2,070
Haute-Saône€610€960€1,350
Jura
€880€1,240€1,600
Nièvre€580€850€1,160
Saône-et-Loire€810€1,140€1,500
Yonne
€770€1,080€1,420
CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE
Cher
€680€970€1,320
Eure-et-Loir
€1,150€1,540€1,930
Indre
€600€890€1,180
Indre-et-Loire
€1,270€1,770€2,280
Loir-et-Cher
€900€1,200€1,530
Loiret
€1,200€1,560€1,950
GRAND EST
Ardennes
€630€980€1,300
Aube
€830€1,230€1,610
Haute-Marne
€440€750€1,080
Marne
€1,170€1,600€2,040
Meurthe-et-Moselle
€1,090€1,470€1,870
Meuse
€540€820€1,180
Moselle
€1,050€1,670€2,250
Bas-Rhin
€1,430€1,990€2,560
Haut-Rhin
€1,470€1,970€2,400
Vosges
€660€1,020€1,380
HAUTS DE FRANCE
Aisne €820€1,130€1,460
Nord €1,110€1,590€2,170
Oise €1,500€1,890€2,290
Pas-de-Calais€1,060€1,390€1,750
Somme €1,040€1,430€1,840
ILE-DE-FRANCE*
ParisN/AN/A
€10,210
Seine-Saint-DenisN/AN/A€3,640
Haute-de-SeineN/AN/A€6,090
Val-de-Marne N/AN/A€4,660
Val d'Oise N/AN/A€2,760
YvelinesN/AN/A€3,930
EssonneN/AN/A€2,670
Seine-et-MarneN/AN/A€2,680
NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
Charente €800€1,150€1,470
Charente-Maritime €1,360€2,000€2,900
Corrèze €770€1,110€1,470
Creuse €390€600€870
Deux-Sèvres €720€1.090€1,480
Dordogne €850€1,170€1,500
Gironde €1,730€2,760€3,720
Landes €1,310€1,780€2,560
Lot-et-Garonne €810€1,160€1,520
Pyrénées-Atlantiques€1,300€1,790€2,450
Haute-Vienne €760€1,170€1,560
Vienne
€860€1,240€1,590
OCCITANIE
Ariège €690€1,090€1,470
Aude €930€1,420€1,950
Aveyron €760€1,140€1,590
Gard €1,490€1,970€2,440
Gers€900€1,240€1,690
Haute-Garonne €1,680€2,320€2,880
Hautes-Pyrénées €940€1,280€1,660
Hérault €1,590€2,300€3,030
Lot€890€1,230€1,560
Lozère €730€1,020€1,460
Pyrénées-Orientales€1,300€1,790€2,450
Tarn €870€1,310€1,710
Tarn-et-Garonne €1,070€1,430€1,810
NORMANDY
Calvados
€1,400€1,920€2,490
Manche
€980€1,410€1,840
Orne
€750€1,060€1,360
Eure
€1,300€1,600€1,900
Seine-Maritime
€1,350€1,700€2,070
PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Loire-Atlantique
€1,750€2,420€3,140
Maine-et-Loire
€1,120€1,550€2,000
Mayenne
€740€1,150€1,530
Sarthe
€930€1,290€1,650
Vendée€1,330€1,810€2,430
PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE D'AZUR
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
€1,380€1,870€2,400
Alpes-Maritimes€3,140€4,030€5,100
Bouches-du-Rhône
€2,560€3,200€3,960
Hautes-Alpes
€1,620€2,070€2,640
Var€2,490€3,160€4,140
Vaucluse
€1,800€2,270€2,790
*Apartments for Ile-de-France

Medium Sized French Towns

In a separate study carried out by the notaires in collaboration with the French urban renewal agency ANCT (Agence nationale de la cohésion des territoires), the authors point to the improved performance of the housing market in 222 small to median sized towns of France, stating that "the resurgence of the towns was confirmed in 2020 with a market that held up better than in the major cities. It is above all a user market that offers households the possibility of accessing quality properties with a larger surface area and at more accessible prices."

Sales in those towns in the study have increased each year since 2018, in contrast to several metropolitan areas where sales had declined, notably Paris, where FNAIM, the national association of estate agents, recently reported that: "The desire to move away from the big cities to obtain more space, the loss of profitability for accommodation that was rented out, particularly on platforms such as Airbnb, and which has been directly impacted by the confinements... it will be interesting to see in the coming months whether this trend is confirmed or not."

Although the increase in activity and prices is being driven in the main by sales in the suburbs, the study confirms that town centres are also holding up well.

The graphic below shows the average price of older housing in the towns.

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