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Buying guide: Choosing a location

Posted on 8 January 2024


Free seminar: Get expert advice and insight on where to buy a property, from one of the leading estate agents in France 

When it comes to knowing the ins and outs of living in France, few people have more experience than Joanna Leggett. She has lived in southwest France since 2003 and as Marketing Director of Leggett International Real Estate she regularly tours the whole country. You may well know her from her TV and radio appearances, and she is often quoted in the national press, as well as being a regular contributor to monthly webinars.  

Her seminar at the show gives an expert insight into where to live in France. You will learn about the climate, the sunniest areas and a little bit about the local culture to be found in each region. From the best ski resorts to the sandiest beaches and the most colourful local markets, you will be given the inside track on what it’s like to own a home in France.  

Joanna also gives an insight into the current property market, and the average price you can expect to pay across the country, along with some real life examples of bargains to be had, showing properties that are currently available at prices that never fail to bring a smile to the face of her audience. If, by chance, you don’t get the answer to your specific question then Joanna and the Leggett team will be on hand throughout the show, to share their expertise and experience on stand 27. 

Whether you are looking to move to France permanently, or looking for your dream holiday home, then this presentation is your perfect launch-pad for a successful search.  


See Leggett International Real Estate on stand 27 and attend Joanna’s seminars on Saturday and Sunday at the exhibition 



€130,800, Indre: Fully renovated, charming village house, with three bedrooms, attic for conversion, terrace and large barn 

House for sale in Feusines – Indre – Fully-renovated, charming village house, with 3 bedrooms, attic for conversion, terrace and large barn. France REF: A08509 | [15148] ( 

€268,000, Haute-Savoie: Second-floor, two-bedroom duplex apartment with great mountain views in a residence with an outdoor and indoor pool 

Apartment for sale in Samoëns – Haute-Savoie – Second floor, two bedroom duplex apartment. Great mountain views in a residence with an outdoor & indoor pool. France REF: A22773JST74 | [14439] ( 

€945,000, Maine-et-Loire: Elegant 19th-century 15-bedroom chateau set in four hectares of parkland, surrounded by lush green countryside yet under 20 minutes from Angers city centre 

Chateau for sale in Saint-Georges-sur-Loire – Maine-et-Loire – Beautiful château set in 4 hectares of parkland. France REF: A25788MNL49 | [15205] ( 

€224,700, Charente: Beautiful stone house with no immediate neighbours, guest house, vast barn and almost two hectares of land 

House for sale in Chassiecq – Charente – Beautiful stone house with no immediate neigbors, guest house, vast barn and almost 2 hectares of land France REF: A25476EED16 | [13608] ( 

€720,000, Dordogne: In the highly sought-after village of La Roque-Gageac, exquisitely renovated four-bedroom stone house with pool, river views and outbuildings 

House for sale in La Roque-Gageac – Dordogne – Exquisitely renovated 4-bedroom stone house with pool, river views and outbuildings in a stunning village France REF: A18514TPK24 | [14078] ( 

€538,000: Lovely five-bedroom Provencal bastide on the edge of a village and just five minutes from the beautiful Lac de Ste-Croix 

House for sale in Baudinard-sur-Verdon – Var – Beautiful 5 bedroom bastide in Provence. Edge of the village and 5 minutes from beautiful Lac de Ste Croix France REF: A25773GWI83 | [13292] ( 

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