Brittany Property Market and Trends

  • Brittany is located in the north-west of France and very close to the UK with its long and beautiful coastline.
  • The Brittany property market is very popular with the British buyers due to this country's proximity, good access and the familiarity of the Breton history and culture.
  • Brittany has ferry links in Roscoff and St-Malo, airline connections in Brest and Rennes with the UK, Ireland and Channels Islands. Train and road networks are also well-developed with other French destinations.
  • Brittany is equally attractive for second home or permanent home buyers, who are looking for welcoming and typical seaside towns or quiet and characterful villages.
  • They can choose to relocate to the famous tourist destinations of Quiberon, Vannes, Carnac or Saint Malo.
  • Today the Morbihan coast is the most popular area and also the most expensive, offering the majority of newly-built seaside apartments. The rest of the region is dominated by inland properties which offer great value. Most sought after inland cottages are easily recognisable with their local granite stone and grey slate roofs houses.
  • Brittany offers a pleasant, sunny, accessible and affordable region for the foreign property buyers.

Property Market Facts in Brittany
Property ownership
Brittany is one of the places where you will find the most British buyers..
Less than 1/3 of these british buyers are buyers of a primary home, the rest being second home buyers.

Second home ownership
In Brittany about 8,000 second homes are owned by British, mainly those living permanently in the United Kingdom or in another part of France.

Most popular departments
The majority of foreign property buyers in France choose to buy a house the Côtes-d’Armor department.
Important towns and villages where foreign people already live or intend to purchase:

Finistère: Quimper, Concarneau, Morlaix, Landerneau, Plougastel, Fouesnant, Quimperlé, Guipavas.

Côtes d’Armor: St Brieuc, Lannion, Dinan, Paimpol, Perros guirec, Rostrenen, Loudéac.

Morbihan: Lorient, Vannes, Lanester, Pontivy, Ploërmel, Quiberon, Carnac.

Ille et Vilaine: Rennes, St Malo, Fougères, Vitré, Cesson-Sévigné, Dinard, Cancale.

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