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

6 bedroom villa for sale, Cap d
4,800,000 EUR

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

Beautiful and spacious Bourgeoise-style villa with 6 bedrooms and swimming pool, set in half an acre of mature gardens with sea views. Within a private domain, the 257m2 property is located o...

REF: 222417
  • Floor Size: 257 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,978 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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7 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Raphael, St Raphael, French Riviera

7 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Raphael, St Raphael, French Riviera
3,980,000 EUR

7 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Raphael, St Raphael, French Riviera

Magnificent 7 bedroom waterfront villa located in Saint Raphael, in the area of Boulouris, within a mature landscaped plot with a swimming pool and private access to the beach. The unique, spa...

REF: 222415
  • Floor Size: 305 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,460 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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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
5,900,000 EUR

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

Fabulous and spacious villa, full of light and character in Cap d'Antibes, with panoramic sea views. Splendid villa with loads of character and sea views. This splendid property of 425m2 has...

REF: 222387
  • Floor Size: 425 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,250 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
5,800,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

Outstanding newly renovated 6 bedroom villa with infinity pool and tennis court,located near to the beach, golf course and all amenities in Grimaud, enjoying spectacular sea views of Beauvallon Bartol...

REF: 222380
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Raphael, St Raphael, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Raphael, St Raphael, French Riviera
3,450,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Raphael, St Raphael, French Riviera

Impressive and spacious renovated villa with 6 bedrooms and panoramic sea views in Saint Raphael on the Cote d'Azur. This stylishly refurbished 1970s offers a remarkable 180 degree sea view,...

REF: 222379
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,700 square metres (0.17 hectares / 0.42 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Vallauris, Cannes, French Riviera
2,990,000 EUR

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

Superb and stylish contemporary villa close to Cannes and Golfe Juan, with 5 bedrooms, infinity pool and outstanding views to the sea. This very beautiful property of 260m2 has been tasteful...

REF: 222378
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,575 square metres (0.26 hectares / 0.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
1,590,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

An exceptional south facing 5 bedroom villa with expansive pool, surrounded by glorious landscaped gardens and enjoying breathtaking sea views over Saint-Tropez, located in a peaceful and secure area ...

REF: 222377
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,800 square metres (0.18 hectares / 0.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,680,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Bright, spacious and immaculately presented 3 bedroom villa, situated in a dominant setting in Sainte Maxime, with simply stunning panoramic sea views towards the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Feature...

REF: 222298
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,800 square metres (0.18 hectares / 0.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Villeneuve Loubet, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Villeneuve Loubet, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
1,575,000 EUR

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

Beautifully presented and well located 3 bedroom villa with a private swimming pool, terraces and splendid sea views, ideally situated within a highly sought-after private estate of Les Hauts de Vaugr...

REF: 222285
  • Floor Size: 120 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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12 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

12 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera
4,900,000 EUR

12 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

Immaculately presented 8 bedroom villa, with a vast total living area of 540m2, ideally situated within a beautifully landscaped park of 1.6 hectares with panoramic far reaching views towards the sea....

REF: 222284
  • Floor Size: 540 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 12
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