France. A country with a past that's as colourful as it gets. From the revolution and war to the belle époque, French history continues to fascinate visitors from around the world. But how can you guarantee a piece of that when visitors come to visit your new French home?
Here are five historical property destinations in France.
One of the most populous French regions, Nord-Pas-de-Calais is located in the very north of the country. Connected by TGV to Paris, London and Brussels, the area's Flemish architecture and traditional Belgian cuisine draw in tourists all year round and make for a unique backdrop to a picturesque second home. Hotspots include Lille and Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Annecy is an old town filled with castles, canals, cathedrals and baroque influence. The traditional attractions and village's relaxed atmosphere are ideal for holiday home hunters looking for a quiet slice of old-fashioned French life.
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From the wooded slopes and green fields to the small forests and yellow sunflowers, Lot et Garonne reminds one of Dordogne. The southern areas of the region are the most peaceful, with tourists and cyclists equally common the further north you go.
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As famous for its food as for its invention of cinema, Lyon has played a huge role in French history. The city's culture, combined with its lively nightlife and regular festivals, ensure that visitors regularly visit for both business and leisure – a lot of them choose to stay there on a permanent basis.
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Located in the department of Aude, Carcassonne is a medieval town with well-preserved city walls, cobbled streets and towers. Its combination of Roman and medieval architecture make Carcassonne a popular city among history lovers, but an even more popular city for holiday home hunters on the lookout for a timeless investment.
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