Saint-Maur is a French town located in the Indre department, Centre region. It houses about 3,490 inhabitants (figures: 2006) called the Saint-Maurois. Saint Maur offers diversified sceneries: the Indre River running through the town is sinuous and bordered with meadows. In the town centre, gaze at the 12th and 13th century church, decorated with a sundial, admire the manors and castles, visit the fortified farmhouse and the Grandeffe pond.
During the French Revolution of 1789, Saint Maur had to take another town name because the former one reminded the bad memories of the monarchy period, and therefore was renamed Beaupré. Only later it took its original name back.
In 2009, the average property price in France is €3,197 /square metre. In the Indre department, prices are very low: a property is sold about €1,263 /sq m on average. Saint Maur being located near Chateauroux, the prefecture of the department, prices may be higher than in other places in the surroundings. Indeed, prices in the area are between €1,500 and €1,900 /sq m. However, considering the national average, these prices remain quite low and bargains can still be driven in remote parts of the commune. Saint Maur is the perfect location if you are looking for a lovely and calm place to settle.
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Events: each year, the town organizes a number of interesting events. Street markets are one of them. Typical markets take place in autumn and in December (Christmas market, also called Anglo French market). In mid June, the locals celebrate the horse (Horse celebration)with shows performed by professionals and amateurs; you simply cannot help being seduced. Another event is worth attending: the Bourse militaria welcomes numerous military-item collectors who come from the whole Centre region to display their relics.
Tranquillity and scenery: Saint Maur is located in the countryside and offers thus quietness and tranquillity. This is an idyll for nature lovers and people who want to settle in a rural area. But the town is also dynamic, the locals saying that the commune benefits from the advantages of a city but does not suffer from the drawbacks.
Economy: Cap Sud is a dynamic area gathering 110 companies. This is the centre of the local activities, Cap Sud attracting more and more clients and stores. It was created in 1996 and developed rapidly. This zone makes the town a thriving one, since it employs hundreds of people.
Detached houses: they have no particular architectural style and may be of different kind (one-storey property, cottage,…). They come with a garage, fireplace and garden. Some of them are renovated; you will just have to put your luggage in the house! Often located in the countryside, they will let you benefit from the quietness and view over the area.
Apartments: about 15% of the properties in Saint Maur are apartments. They are ideal either for a first investment or as a second home. Flats in the town are usually situated in the centre, which implies that they are close to all amenities (local shops…).
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