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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9 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul de Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

9 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul de Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
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9 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul de Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Stunning 9 bedroom villa with exceptional panoramic sea views, ideally nestled within 12,731m2 of park-like grounds with a swimming pool and located in a highly sought after area in Saint Paul de Venc...

REF: 222578
  • Floor Size: 730 square metres
  • Plot Size: 12,731 square metres (1.27 hectares / 3.15 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera
12,600,000 EUR

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

Fabulous luxury villa in the Art Deco style villa, newly renovated and beautifully appointed, set in a landscaped garden with infinity pool and pool house, close to the sea front with impressive vi...

REF: 222555
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,400 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.35 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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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
4,950,000 EUR

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

Modern and spacious 4 bedroom villa situated within a private gated estate on the western side of Cap d'Antibes and with amazing sea views. This superb contemporary villa is set within landsca...

REF: 222552
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Croix des Gardes, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Croix des Gardes, Cannes, French Riviera
3,310,000 EUR

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

Beautifully presented, modern and spacious 5 bedroom villa, ideally situated within a quiet residential area in Croix des Gardes, within absolute calm, yet just 5 minutes from the sea and the Croisett...

REF: 222543
  • Floor Size: 290 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
2,490,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

Situated within a private gated area in Grimaud, with stunning panoramic sea views and just 300m to the beach, this superb, bright and spacious 4 bedroom villa is in a safe and secure guarded domain c...

REF: 222515
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,500 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera
2,100,000 EUR

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

Stylish and highly individual 3 bedroom villa with an infinity pool in a peaceful situation close to Monaco, with fabulous sea views. Facing South-West, the 200m2 property offers a spectacular...

REF: 222511
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 750 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera
4,900,000 EUR

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

A stylish contemporary villa in a peaceful residential situation just 10 minutes from Monaco, with panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding hills. The spacious 6 bedroom property comes...

REF: 222510
  • Floor Size: 425 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,111 square metres (0.11 hectares / 0.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Pibonson, Mougins, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Pibonson, Mougins, French Riviera
1,950,000 EUR

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

Situated in a dominant setting and with simply stunning far reaching views towards the sea, this fabulous cosy and totally refurbished 4 bedroom home is ideally situated within a luxurious area in Pib...

REF: 222499
  • Floor Size: 180 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, Roquebrune Cap Martin, French Riviera

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

Exciting new project to develop a villa in a sought-after area of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, less than a 10 minute drive from Monaco and offering one of the best sea views one can buy on the French Rivier...

REF: 222430
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,375 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.34 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera
1,650,000 EUR

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

A beautiful and tastefully renovated villa close to Cannes, with sea views and a sunny aspect. The 4 bedroom villa is located in a residential area in Vallauris, in a very peaceful situati...

REF: 222427
  • Floor Size: 230 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,025 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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