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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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
3,950,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Beautifully renovated luxurious 3 storey, 5 bedroom villa with expansive pool, nestling in half an acre of glorious landscaped gardens, while enjoying breathtaking sea views from its idyllic location ...

REF: 229260
  • Floor Size: 295 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,923 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.48 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

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

Outstanding new property in need of completion in a secure domaine close to the renowned golf course of Beauvallon in one of the most sought-after locations in the Bay of Saint-Tropez. This ex...

REF: 229259
  • Floor Size: 791 square metres
  • Plot Size: 43,480 square metres (4.35 hectares / 10.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera

7 bedroom villa for sale, Ramatuelle, St Tropez, French Riviera
6,200,000 EUR

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

Exceptional 7 bedroom luxury villa with amazing infinity pool, nestling in beautiful landscaped gardens while enjoying breathtaking views of the sea and Cap Taillat from its peaceful South facing loca...

REF: 229255
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,500 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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10 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d'Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

10 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d
29,150,000 EUR

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

Absolutely outstanding 3 storey, 9 bedroom waterfront villa with separate one bedroom studio, expansive pool and tennis court, nestling in 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens while enjoying breatht...

REF: 229251
  • Floor Size: 525 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,200 square metres (0.82 hectares / 2.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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12 bedroom hotel for sale, Beauvallon Golf, Grimaud, French Riviera

12 bedroom hotel for sale, Beauvallon Golf, Grimaud, French Riviera
8,600,000 EUR

12 bedroom hotel for sale, Beauvallon Golf, Grimaud, French Riviera

Unique opportunity to acquire an exceptional 12 bedroom South facing hotel with pool, nestling in over an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens, while enjoying breathtaking sea views from its prestigio...

REF: 229250
  • Floor Size: 595 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,619 square metres (0.46 hectares / 1.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

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

This most impressive residence, including a 2 bedroom apartment and amazing infinity pool, is located near to Saint-Tropez and comes with a Helipad set in the beautifully landscaped garden, and a wond...

REF: 229249
  • Floor Size: 760 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,500 square metres (0.55 hectares / 1.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
6,900,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Beautiful newly built 4 bedroom villa, which has been built to a very high standard throughout, offering stunning panoramic sea views, ideally situated in a quiet setting in Beausoleil, just 5 minutes...

REF: 229217
  • Floor Size: 176 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
2,295,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

With stunning panoramic sea views and totally refurbished, this superb 5 bedroom house is ideally situated within a quiet and secure area in Sainte Maxime and close to the beaches of Nartelle. ...

REF: 229185
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,800 square metres (0.38 hectares / 0.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d'Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d
2,120,000 EUR

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

Situated within a gated estate in Cap d'Antibes and ideal as a refurbishment project, this spacious 4 bedroom villa has a total living area of 215m2 and is set within an exceptional location on a larg...

REF: 229180
  • Floor Size: 215 square metres
  • 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
4,500,000 EUR

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

Enjoying panoramic sea views from its South facing rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi, is this outstanding 3 bedroom luxurious and contemporary villa with plunge pool, beautiful landscaped garden and indepe...

REF: 229158
  • Floor Size: 158 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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