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, Chateauneuf, Grasse, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Chateauneuf, Grasse, French Riviera
2,290,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Chateauneuf, Grasse, French Riviera

Completely refurbished and beautifully presented 5 bedroom Provencal style villa, with a total spacious living area of 330m2, ideally situated within a dominant position with beautiful sea views. <...

REF: 223151
  • Floor Size: 330 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,000 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Californie, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Californie, Cannes, French Riviera
3,790,000 EUR

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

With lovely sea views and situated in a quiet setting, this superb and totally refurbished 5 bedroom Art Deco style villa, is located in the lower part of Californie, just a few minutes walk from the ...

REF: 223111
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 635 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.16 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
13,700,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Spacious, unique and modern 6 bedroom villa, ideally situated right in the heart of a highly sought-after area in Cannes, with simply amazing sea views over the bay of Cannes, from the Lerins Islands ...

REF: 223047
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera
19,750,000 EUR

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

Magnificent 5 bedroom villa with gorgeous infinity pool and tennis court set in over an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens, enjoying breathtaking sea views from its privileged location near the beac...

REF: 223040
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,594 square metres (0.46 hectares / 1.14 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
5,490,000 EUR

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

Spacious and beautifully totally refurbished 5 bedroom villa, with a total authentic and modern Californian style living area of around 300m2, set within a manicured and easy to maintain plot of 2,290...

REF: 222928
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,290 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera
4,500,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cannes, French Riviera

Modern and spacious 5 bedroom Provencal style villa, with a total living area of 300m2, set within a mature landscaped plot of 966m2 with various terraces, swimming pool and stunning panoramic sea vie...

REF: 222891
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 966 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Opio, Grasse, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Opio, Grasse, French Riviera
1,590,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Opio, Grasse, French Riviera

Full of character and charm, this superb 4 bedroom villa is ideally situated in a quiet and exclusive setting in Opio, within Cannes back-country and with lovely sea views. Located in a privil...

REF: 222885
  • Floor Size: 225 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,900 square metres (0.29 hectares / 0.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
2,100,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

Set in 2500m2 of beautiful landscaped gardens is this luxury 6 bedroom villa with pool located only 300m from the beach and all amenities in Grimaud, enjoying stunning sea views. This gorgeous ...

REF: 222880
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,500 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Nice, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Nice, French Riviera
9,500,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Nice, French Riviera

Superb newly built 5 bedroom villa with stunning modern lines with, set within a large landscaped plot of 1,548m2 with an infinity swimming pool and simply stunning sea views towards Cap Ferrat.

REF: 222686
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,548 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d'Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

7 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d
28,800,000 EUR

7 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d'Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

Grand, spacious and beautifully presented villa with a vast total living area of around 1,300m2, ideally set within well maintained landscaped gardens of 3,500m2 with a heated swimming pool and privat...

REF: 222676
  • Floor Size: 1,300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,500 square metres (0.35 hectares / 0.86 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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