France has been named as one of the most expensive countries in the world in which to build new property.
According to a survey released by EC Harris, the European nation came fifth place in the table, behind Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland.
However, the research stated that "construction costs are remarkably consistent among the largest EU countries".
The high price of building a property in France may mean that more investors put their money into existing homes rather than new developments.
Source: Property Showrooms