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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8 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Pierre De Feric, Nice, French Riviera

8 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Pierre De Feric, Nice, French Riviera
3,200,000 EUR

8 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Pierre De Feric, Nice, French Riviera

Spacious and beautifully presented 6 bedroom villa and guest villa, with a total living area of 450m2, set within a large mature garden of 3,600m2 with a swimming pool and lovely far reaching countrys...

REF: 216930
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,600 square metres (0.36 hectares / 0.89 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
2,520,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Spacious 5 bedroom Provencal style villa, with a total living area of 300m2, set within a mature elevated plot of 2,000m2 with a heated infinity swimming pool, large terraces and panoramic sea views t...

REF: 216927
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Les Issambres, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Les Issambres, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,295,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Les Issambres, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Full of character and charm, this bright and spacious 5 bedroom Provencal style villa is ideally situated within a quiet area of Les Issambres, with panoramic views of the hills and a small sea view. ...

REF: 216925
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera
2,950,000 EUR

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

Beautifully refurbished 4 bedroom villa, with a total spacious and beautifully presented living area of 248m2, ideally located in a quiet area in Roquebrune Cap Martin with spectacular views towards t...

REF: 216918
  • Floor Size: 248 square metres
  • Plot Size: 872 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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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

Spacious 4 bedroom villa with a total living area of 180m2, ideally situated within a secure residence within walking distance to Sainte-Maxime and the beaches. South facing and with beautiful...

REF: 216896
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
2,000,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Totally refurbished 4 bedroom waterfront villa, with a total living area of 165m2, set within a flat plot of 1,000m2 with an infinity swimming pool and stunning panoramic sea views facing Saint Tropez...

REF: 216895
  • Floor Size: 165 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
795,600 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Pretty 4 bedroom villa with a total living area of 150m2, plus a 50m2 terrace with lovely sea views, ideally situated just 350m from the beach in a peaceful environment in Sainte Maxime, With ...

REF: 216894
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Beauvallon Golf, Grimaud, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Beauvallon Golf, Grimaud, French Riviera
2,700,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Beauvallon Golf, Grimaud, French Riviera

5 bedroom sea view villa located close to the beaches and Grimaud, ideally situated within a quiet residential area of Beauvallon. With a total spacious living area of 250m2, features include: ...

REF: 216893
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,650 square metres (0.27 hectares / 0.65 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
798,000 EUR

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

With lovely views towards the sea, this totally refurbished 3 bedroom villa is ideally situated within a prestigious neighbourhood in the California area of Cannes. Set within a mature garden o...

REF: 216887
  • Floor Size: 135 square metres
  • Plot Size: 862 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Villeneuve Loubet, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Villeneuve Loubet, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
1,330,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Villeneuve Loubet, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Bright, spacious and modern 4 bedroom villa, ideally nestled within a safe and secure area in Villeneuve Loubet, set within an easy to maintain flat plot of 850m2 with a swimming pool and panoramic se...

REF: 216880
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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