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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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, Villefranche sur Mer, Villefranche, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Villefranche sur Mer, Villefranche, French Riviera
1,800,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Villefranche sur Mer, Villefranche, French Riviera

Enjoying spectacular views of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat from its idyllic elevated location, is this stunning 5 bedroom villa consisting of two individual apartments, nestling in nearly an...

REF: 230251
  • Floor Size: 220 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,700 square metres (0.37 hectares / 0.91 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
3,950,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Completely refurbished in a modern style and with a total spacious living area of 200m2, this superb 4 bedroom villa has stunning sea views and comprises of: spacious living room, dining room, high-en...

REF: 230232
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 900 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera
1,650,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

With simply stunning sea and Esterel massif views, this lovely 3 bedroom villa is ideally nestled within an exceptional setting in one of the most highly sought after residential areas of Mougins, wit...

REF: 230223
  • Floor Size: 145 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,177 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Pegomas, Mougins, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Pegomas, Mougins, French Riviera
1,480,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Pegomas, Mougins, French Riviera

Magnificent 4 bedroom villa located in a quiet setting in Pegomas, yet near shops and schools. With a total living area of 308m2 and set within 2,100m2 of land with a swimming pool and magnific...

REF: 230202
  • Floor Size: 308 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,100 square metres (0.21 hectares / 0.52 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera
3,990,000 EUR

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

Superb 5 bedroom villa, with a total spacious and bright living area of around 350m2. ideally set in a quite setting on the heights of Cannes, within a gated domain with a caretaker. Features ...

REF: 230200
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,500 square metres (0.35 hectares / 0.86 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera
1,860,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

Stunning new 4 bedroom contemporary villa nestling in half an acre of glorious gardens with pool, while enjoying panoramic sea views from its peaceful location between Golfe-Juan and Antibes.

REF: 230198
  • Floor Size: 285 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Laurent, Eze, Eze Cap d'Ail, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Laurent, Eze, Eze Cap d
1,950,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Laurent, Eze, Eze Cap d'Ail, French Riviera

Bright and spacious 4 bedroom villa, ideally situated in a quiet and private elevated setting near Monaco and Cap-d'Ail and with stunning views towards the sea. Set within a south facing garde...

REF: 230196
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,522 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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2 bedroom villa for sale, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera

2 bedroom villa for sale, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera
1,780,000 EUR

2 bedroom villa for sale, Beaulieu sur Mer, French Riviera

Situated in an elevated setting on the hills of Beaulieu sur Mer and with simply stunning views of Beaulieu and Cap Ferrat, this lovely villa has a total living area of 125m2 and is set on a plot of 2...

REF: 230195
  • Floor Size: 125 square metres
  • Plot Size: 260 square metres (0.03 hectares / 0.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
4,200,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Nestling in half an acre of glorious landscaped gardens, is this beautifully renovated 5 bedroom villa with expansive pool and large basement, enjoying stunning sea views from its idyllic South facing...

REF: 230176
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,306 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera
9,950,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

Outstandingly beautiful and luxurious 4 storey, 6 bedroom villa with independent accommodation and pool, nestling in beautiful landscaped gardens while enjoying breathtaking sea views from its idyllic...

REF: 230173
  • Floor Size: 550 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 6
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