French Riviera Villas with Sea Views
French Riviera Villas with Sea Views

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For over twenty years we have built a network of the best professional agents in the most desirable locations. We offer our clients a tailored personal service, at no extra expense. We make sure that buying your overseas property, from initial viewings to final purchase, goes as smoothly as possible.

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French Riviera Villas with Sea Views

If you're coming to the French Riviera, you're probably coming for the warm azure waters of the Mediterranean. Frolicking with friends and family along the coast from Menton to Saint Tropez amongst the rich and famous is one of life's great experiences

But inevitably you return home and miss those sparkling horizons. We have hundreds of properties with partial and panoramic sea views to enjoy, from frontline apartments to villas set in the beautiful hills overlooking the coast.

Guide to the French Buying Process

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)
On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner. The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent. Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit
Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion
Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase. During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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9 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

9 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera
12,000,000 EUR

9 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

Spacious and beautifully maintained villa, with a vast total living area of 450m2, set within lush mature gardens of 6,620m2 with a swimming pool and a guest/staff house, ideally situated within a dre...

REF: 220776
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,620 square metres (0.66 hectares / 1.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

Simply stunning bright, spacious and contemporary newly built 5 bedroom vila, with a total living area of 350m2, set within a beautifully landscaped plot of 2,622m2 with a large infinity swimming pool...

REF: 220773
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,622 square metres (0.26 hectares / 0.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera

Modern and spacious 4 bedroom villa, with a total beautifully presented living area of 241m2, situated within a large and not overlooked manicured garden of 1,551m2 with a swimming pool, situated in a...

REF: 220772
  • Floor Size: 241 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,551 square metres (0.16 hectares / 0.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Gairaut, Nice, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Gairaut, Nice, French Riviera
2,650,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Gairaut, Nice, French Riviera

Stunning, spacious and beautifully presented 4 bedroom villa, located in a quiet elevated setting in Gairaut, just a 10 minute drive from Nice city centre, 15 minutes from the sea and 20 minutes from ...

REF: 220766
  • Floor Size: 202 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,580,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Charming and beautifully presented 5 bedroom villa, with a total spacious living area of 170m2, set within a mature landscaped plot of 1,360m2 with a swimming pool and various beautiful terraces and s...

REF: 220739
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,360 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.34 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera
1,985,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera

Superb and beautifully presented character villa with swimming pool and outstanding panoramic views over the bay in Golf Juan. The bright and spacious property comes with living space of 250m2...

REF: 220730
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 685 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.17 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,596,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

A charming and spacious 5 bedroom villa in a private domain close to the beaches with a pretty sea view. The 230m2 property was built in the 1980's and includes a large living room with fire...

REF: 220696
  • Floor Size: 230 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,300 square metres (0.33 hectares / 0.82 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

7 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
1,960,000 EUR

7 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

Versatile and spacious modern villa in a neo-provencal style close to the beaches and Port Grimaud, set in over half an acre of landscaped grounds with generous terraces and swimming pool . T...

REF: 220665
  • Floor Size: 385 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,300 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

7 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera
12,600,000 EUR

7 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

Luxurious newly built 7 bedroom villa, with a spacious total living area of around 450m2, ideally situated just 500m from a sandy beach and with stunning sea and countryside views. Set within a...

REF: 220658
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,269 square metres (0.43 hectares / 1.05 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera
2,990,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera

Grand, spacious and completely refurbished main villa and a guest villa, both of which enjoy stunning sea views, ideally situated within a quiet setting on the hills in the Le Cannet area of Cannes.

REF: 220657
  • Floor Size: 288 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,900 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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