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, Cap d'Nice, Nice, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d
6,600,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d'Nice, Nice, French Riviera

Immaculate south facing 5 bedroom villa, with a total spacious living area of 320m2, ideally situated within a quiet area yet with immediate access to the sea, in the Cap d'Nice area of Nice. W...

REF: 219581
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
4,500,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Modern, spacious and beautifully presented 6 bedroom villa, with stunning panoramic sea views, ideally situated within a quiet residential beach view development in a prestigious area in Sainte Maxime...

REF: 219577
  • Floor Size: 480 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,400 square metres (0.24 hectares / 0.59 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Tourrettes sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Tourrettes sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Tourrettes sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Charming 6 bedroom Provencal style villa, with a total spacious living area of 229m2, ideally located in a picturesque setting close to Saint-Paul de Vence, with total peace and quiet, on lush grounds...

REF: 219551
  • Floor Size: 229 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,385 square metres (0.24 hectares / 0.59 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Tourrettes sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Tourrettes sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
1,350,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Tourrettes sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Bright and spacious 4 bedroom villa, ideally situated within an elevated plot of 3,290m2 with an infinity swimming pool and stunning panoramic views towards the sea, located in a quiet setting in Tour...

REF: 219548
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,290 square metres (0.33 hectares / 0.81 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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8 bedroom villa for sale, Croix des Gardes, Cannes, French Riviera

8 bedroom villa for sale, Croix des Gardes, Cannes, French Riviera
3,490,000 EUR

8 bedroom villa for sale, Croix des Gardes, Cannes, French Riviera

Spacious 8 bedroom villa ideally situated In one of the most exclusive and highly sought after residential areas of Cannes, perfectly nestled within a quiet area in Croix des Gardes, just a 10 minute ...

REF: 219532
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 8
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Plascassier, Grasse, French Riviera

7 bedroom villa for sale, Plascassier, Grasse, French Riviera
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Plascassier, Grasse, French Riviera

Magnificent 7 bedroom Mediterranean villa, with stunning views overlooking the countryside of the hinterland of Cannes, towards the bay of Theoule and the hills of the Esterel, with sumptuous sunsets....

REF: 219529
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,400 square metres (0.74 hectares / 1.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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2 bedroom villa for sale, Les Collines, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera

2 bedroom villa for sale, Les Collines, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera
790,000 EUR

2 bedroom villa for sale, Les Collines, Le Cannet, Cannes, French Riviera

Well presented villa located in a quiet setting o the hills of Les Collines, close to Le Cannet hills, with stunning panoramic sea views and just 500m from downtown. Set in a quiet setting, wit...

REF: 219511
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Port Grimaud, Grimaud, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Port Grimaud, Grimaud, French Riviera
5,900,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Port Grimaud, Grimaud, French Riviera

Superb sea view villa with 6 bedrooms close to Port Grimaud and the beaches, with tennis court and swimming pool, set in an acre and a half of landscaped grounds. The spacious property comes w...

REF: 219507
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,000 square metres (0.60 hectares / 1.48 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Tanneron, Var, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Tanneron, Var, French Riviera
3,450,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Tanneron, Var, French Riviera

Superb Provencal villa and estate in a beautiful picturesque area with infinity pool and panoramic views to the Esterel hills and the Mediterranean. This spacious and stylish recently-built pr...

REF: 219498
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera
2,650,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

Pleasant and spacious 6 bedroom Provencal style villa, with a total living area of 320m2, set within a large elevated south facing landscaped plot of 3.050m2 with an infinity swimming pool and stunnin...

REF: 219445
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,050 square metres (0.31 hectares / 0.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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