Confolens is a French town located in the Charente department and in the Poitou Charentes region. It is located in the confluence of the Vienne river and the Goire. Confolens is one of the sous-prefectures of Charente. It is about 60km to three main regional towns: Limoges, Angouleme and Poitiers. The town is surrounded with the Vienne department in the north, with Ruffec and Angouleme peripheries in the west and with the Haute Vienne department in the east. It currently houses about 3,000 inhabitants, amongst which 30% is represented by senior citizens. Thus, it may be a good location for a relaxed retirement.
Confolens is a fortified town renowned for its festival and cultural and artistic heritage. A survey on the cultural heritage of the town studied about 650 monuments in the town centre and 70 in the area. Numerous megalithic monuments may be seen throughout the town. Récollets convent, Clarisses convent and Charity sisters’ house are the three principal religious monuments of Confolens.
Confolens is divided into different centres. An administrative area house the dungeon, town hall, high school, courts amongst others. The shopping centre welcomes people and travellers going to shopping, fairs, hostels… In the residential centre, you will see detached dwellings and palaces.
Confolens is an attractive location foreign investors. Indeed, many properties in the town centre are bought by British or Dutch residents. However, second homes represent only 3.8% of the total dwellings so you have few chances to have a British or Dutch neighbour. Small houses in the town are very cheap. In 2009, 2-bedroom properties cost between €88,000 and €146,500. For the same price, you can also find 3-bedroom houses, which is a great bargain. If your budget is high, you can pitch on a large property with 6 and more bedrooms and set up a Bed and Breakfast. Such properties should cost from €200,000 to €800,000. You need to target your expectations before taking a decision. Indeed, thinking about your project may help you finding a bargain.
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