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

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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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5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
7,490,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Fabulous luxury property in an exclusive and sought-after area of Californie in Cannes, offering privacy, tranquility and yet within easy reach of the centre of town. The superb and spacious c...

REF: 225619
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,630 square metres (0.26 hectares / 0.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,490,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Enjoying breathtaking uninterrupted sea views from its idyllic location near the beach and all amenities in the heart of Sainte Maxime, is this superb 3 storey, 4 bedroom neo provencal style villa...

REF: 225607
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
3,280,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Enjoying breathtaking sea views from its prestigious location in Cannes is this luxury 3 bedroom villa with expansive pool and Spa, set in beautiful landscaped gardens. This fantastic property ...

REF: 225602
  • Floor Size: 230 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,666 square metres (0.17 hectares / 0.41 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
1,490,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Beautifully renovated single storey 4 bedroom villa with pool and separate one bedroom guest house set in glorious landscaped gardens, enjoying panoramic sea views from its peaceful location near all ...

REF: 225601
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,900 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
3,300,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Luxury new 4 bedroom, single storey villa with pool set in beautiful landscaped gardens, enjoying breathtaking sea views from its prestigious location near the beach and all amenities in Sainte Maxime...

REF: 225599
  • Floor Size: 255 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,370 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.34 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
4,900,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Exceptional and luxurious 3 storey, 5 bedroom neo provencal style villa with expansive pool and beautiful landscaped gardens, enjoying stunning panoramic sea views of Les Issambres, Saint-Tropez, Port...

REF: 225578
  • Floor Size: 310 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,055,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Enjoying panoramic sea views is this superbly presented South facing 4 bedroom villa with pool and glorious landscaped garden, located in a peaceful area near the beach and all amenities in Saint...

REF: 225577
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, St Jean Cap Ferrat, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, St Jean Cap Ferrat, French Riviera
3,200,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, St Jean Cap Ferrat, French Riviera

A light and spacious 3 bedroom villa in an excellent position in the village of Saint Jean offering a view of the sea with large terraces, within walking distance of the centre and harbour with its am...

REF: 225559
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 410 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.10 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera
1,220,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

With great potential, this spacious 5 bedroom south facing villa, with lovely sea views is, ideally situated in a quiet residential setting, yet within walking distance to the village of Mougins. <...

REF: 225532
  • Floor Size: 210 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,993 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Californie, Cannes, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Californie, Cannes, French Riviera
4,100,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Californie, Cannes, French Riviera

Modern and beautifully presented 3 bedroom house, with a total spacious living area of 146m2, ideally situated right in the heart of la Californie, which is one of the most highly sought after areas o...

REF: 225519
  • Floor Size: 146 square metres
  • Plot Size: 890 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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