10 luxury French homes with spectacular views - France Property Guides (2024)

2022 was a positive year for the French property market. Travel finally recovered from the restrictions put in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s now possible to travel to France from the UK without a Covid-19 test.

The France housing index increased to in the second quarter of 2022 from 128.6 to 130.78. This reflects residential property market prices which tells us that prices increased in the last year.

Luxury market outlook

Our trusted real estate partner, Beaux Villages Immobilier has a great selection of luxury homes and we expect the demand to remain high as luxury clients continue to seek a move abroad or a holiday home investment.

Just looking at market availability, there’s a vast number of luxury properties available across France, but the most sought-after areas include Provence, the French Riviera, the Alps and Paris.

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Here are 10 properties on the market right now. Whether you’re ready to buy, are browsing properties or just fancy a nosy, there’s a gorgeous selection of homes here…


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Gorgeous Provence villa in the countryside

€715,000 – Five-bedroom country villa, Barjols, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

This home sits in a quiet residential area close to Barjols village. The villa itself has been recently renovated and includes five bedrooms, an offer, four shower rooms, a garage and studio. The studio sits separate to the main house too, so could be used as a rental property or gite for tourists. Outside, you have a private pool and fenced land – great for children who love the outdoors, as they won’t go too far on this almost 4000m property.

€1,250,000 Five-bedroom house, Seillans, Provence

If you’re after a true Provencal-style home, look no further. This absolutely huge stone house lies 10minutes outside Seillans village, a listed area, where locals enjoy a quiet and private life. The property includes 2 hectares of land and looks over the gorgeous green hills. As well as five- bedrooms indoors, the outside of this property is just as impressive. Browse on our property portal to discover two outdoor seating areas, a pool and breathtaking views.

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Luxury villa for sale in Aups, Provence

€813,000 Four-bedroom villa, Aups, Provence

This Aups villa has not only four bedrooms, but a guest house too. The design is truly spectacular, particularly on this tiles, shaded patio above. Outside, you’ll find a basin-style pool, terraces, a garage and a carport, plus, your own olive trees.

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This nine-bedroom chalet is perfect for large, growing families

€1,722,000 Nine-bedroom chalet, Ecrins National Park, Orcieres

If alpine living is more your speed, this spectacular chalet in Orcières is truly impressive. The main house (right) was built in 2012, while the old barn (left) was built in 1856 and renovated in 1992 to high-standards. Across the two properties, this home sleeps nine and has 9 accompanying bathrooms. There’s ample opportunity to let either property out as a gite, which the current owners already do. The property has a stunning view of the Champsaur valley and is just 10 minutes from the ski slopes.

French Riviera

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Five-bedroom villa on a golf course

€1,000,000 Five-bedroom villa, Golf course property St. Raphael, French Riviera

If you’re a looking to move somewhere and keep up an active lifestyle, this golf course property may be for you. The epitome of French luxury, this villa lies in the heart of the Valescure golf courses, in a tree-lined park. The home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a independent stuido on the first floor too, which would be perfect for guests or independent teenagers. This home lies 500m from the golf course and 10 minutes away from the sea, shops and Riviera.

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Beautiful sea views from this Eze apartment

€1,020,000 Two-bedroom apartment, Eze, French Riviera

If you wouldn’t mind waking up to shores of the Med splashing in the morning sun, this dreamy apartment in Eze could be for you. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom and an open-plan living/dining area.

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Ultra-modern Cannes apartment with magnificent views

€1,995,000 Three-bedroom apartment, Cannes, French Riviera

About an hour south of the previous property, you’ll find this modern three-bedroom apartment on le boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes. It’s super spacious, has a large terrace and beautiful views of both the Mediterranean sea and Esterel mountains.

French Alps

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Cagnes-sur-Mer home

€1,050,000 Four-bedroom house, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes

In the hills between Nice and Antibes, lies this stone property in the quiet, yet pleasant city of Cagnes-sur-Mer. The four-bedroom property boasts unobstructed views of the stunning French Riviera. Plus, it’s just 12 minutes from Nice airport.

Fun fact: this home was previously owned by the stepdaughter of Salvador Dali who exclusively decorated the home with Dali furniture!


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Magnificent Paris apartment in the centre of the city

€1,680,000 Three-bedroom apartment, 6th Arrondissem*nt, Paris

In the heart of the iconic Saint Germain des Pres, this three-bedroom apartment lies on Paris’ famous south bank. The artistic area is a favourite among creatives from all over the world so is always alive with activity, however this apartment has a quiet, private feel.

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Stunning view of the Seine from Parisian apartment in le Marais

€1,980,000 One-bedroom apartment, Le Marais, 4th Arrondissem*nt, Paris

This Parisian apartment is a francophile’s dream. It lies on L’ile Saint Louis, just a short walk from the famous Notre Dame and Pont Neuf. This exquisitely decorated home is perfect for someone who enjoys the finer things in life.

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10 luxury French homes with spectacular views - France Property Guides (2024)


What is the most luxurious mansion in France? ›

Chateau d'Armainvilliers is listed on the property market with an astounding price tag of $452 million. “It is the most expensive castle in France and perhaps in the world. The price of $425 million is justified by the property itself but also by the 1,000-hectare land which offers numerous possibilities.

What is the average price of a house in France? ›

Average house prices were just €231,400 in 2023.

What is the difference between a French home and an American home? ›

American home design often includes windows facing the street. Meanwhile, French homes are often enclosed by walls, fences, or hedges, regardless of whether they are in or outside of towns. Curtains that may be open during daylight hours are closed at night.

What do the houses in France look like? ›

Classic French-style homes are usually constructed of durable materials such as stone, brick, or stucco, and they often include steep rooftops and large, arched windows with shutters. These homes, says Spath, often feature courtyard entries and exterior gardens.

Where do billionaires live in France? ›

Cap d'Antibes is a small piece of paradise on the French Riviera, home to billionaires castles, palaces and prestigious dream residences, enjoying an exceptional view of the Mediterranean, west of the Lerins islands, and on the east the first summits of the Mercantour.

What is a good salary to live comfortably in Paris? ›

It appears that a majority of respondents, 33 percent of them, declared that a monthly salary between 3,000 and 4,999 was a salary allowing a good living in Paris.

How much money do I need to retire to France? ›

One thing that you do need to be aware of, is that the minimum income you will need to prove that you have, to meet the means of income requirement, is currently €1,766.92 per month (gross), which equates to around €1,398 per month (Net), after income tax and social contributions.

How much income do you need to live in France? ›

Normally, individuals who do not hold a passport of an EU-member country, will need to show that they have an annual/monthly income of more than the French minimum wage, which 01 1 January 2024 was €1,766.92 per month (Gross), around €1,400 per month (net).

Can I buy a house in France as a US citizen? ›

Individual Ownership : U.S. citizens/residents may purchase French real property in their individual names. If they do so, the French real property, as immovable property and under international private law rules, will be governed by French inheritance and tax laws.

Is it hard to buy a house in France as an American? ›

Americans can get a French mortgage under some circ*mstances, but it is extremely difficult. The 'Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act' (FATCA) is part of the US tax code and was introduced in 2014 to help counter tax evasion. French banks find the cost of complying with this to be prohibitive.

Why do Paris apartments separate toilets? ›

Indeed, French building codes require this separation. The location of French toilets is tied to a number of cultural issues, especially public vs. private space and concepts of clean vs. dirty.

How clean are French homes? ›

According to a survey by The Independent, the French do less housework than any other nation – less than 16 hours a week. They maintain tidy homes by doing a little at a time, often, so things don't pile up, not worrying as much about disinfecting everything, and cutting out the clutter that can make a home look messy.

Do French homes have carpet? ›

Floors. Fitted carpet is rare in France because it is considered difficult, if not impossible, to keep clean. The further south you go, the colder the floors. In the very south, a marble floor is a luxury.

What is the most luxurious castle in France? ›

The Palace of Versailles is certainly the most iconic castle of France. Located 20 km southwest of Paris, it's the residence of the last king of France, Louix XVI, before the fall of the monarchy in 1789. Established in a 1,070-hectare park with splendid French gardens, the palace itself covers an area of 67,000 sq m.

What is the most luxurious part of France? ›

  • Saint-Tropez. A small fishing port that has become the capital for the European jetset, Saint-Tropez' history is full of glitz and glam. ...
  • Cannes. To talk of Cannes is also to refer to the adjacent towns such as Mougins, Mandelieu-la-Napoule or Vallauris. ...
  • Nice. ...
  • Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat. ...
  • Biarritz. ...
  • Paris. ...
  • Deauville. ...
  • Corsica.

What is the most expensive estate in France? ›

Another French residence, Château Louis XIV, is currently believed to be the most expensive house in the world. It last sold in 2015 for just under $250 million, but if Château d'Armainvilliers goes for anywhere near its reported asking price, it will easily claim the crown.

What is the most expensive villa in France? ›

Les Cèdres stands as a legendary property and a significant piece of Cap Ferrat's history. Renowned for its status as the world's most expensive piece of private real estate, Les Cèdres boasts another remarkable feature—it is home to the largest private botanical garden globally.


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