NEWS IN BRIEF
The former French holiday home of Julia Child, author of the legendary cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, has been listed for sale with Sotheby’s International Realty for the first time. Named La Pitchoune (meaning ‘the little one’), the house is located in a small Provençal village near Grasse and still has the kitchen that was designed by Julia Child in the 1960s ( pictured). The house is on the market for €800,000. sothebysrealty.com
A study by real estate network Guy Hoquet and surveying institute CSA has found that more than half of French people are interested in buying property in a different city to where they currently live, and the south of France was their preferred destination. Bordeaux was the favourite, with 35% of people asked saying they wanted to live there, followed by Aix-enProvence (27%), Toulouse (27%) and Montpellier (26%). The only northern city to make the top five was Nantes (21%). the number of new-build projects approved between June and August 2015 compared to the previous three months. Some 26,500 new-build properties were reserved in the second quarter of 2015, which was 21.8% more than the same period in 2014.
If you’re looking to take advantage of lower property prices in France then don’t miss the UK’s largest French Property Exhibition from 29-31 January at London’s Olympia. With thousands of properties for sale as well as expert seminars and a how-to forum, The France Show is a must for anyone planning a move to France. Turn to page 70 for our ticket offer. thefranceshow.com notaires.fr