Hotels in France For Sale
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Income Producing 11 bedroom Commercial Property for sale with lake or river view in Perigueux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248020
Currently run as a Boutique Hotel, is this beautifully restored historic stone property with separate 2 bedroom apartment, nestling in over 3 acres of glorious land with river access in Perigueux....
1,181,600 EUR
6 bedroom Manor House for sale with Income Potential in Paris, Paris Ile de France
Ref 247878
Rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional 3 storey, 6 bedroom luxury hotel with indoor pool, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of Paris. Situated opposite the Invalides in the 7th a...
21,000,000 EUR
Authentic 15 bedroom Hotel for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in La Roque sur Pernes, Cote d'Azur French Riviera
Ref 247566
Recommended
Full of character and charm, this superb 15 bedroom hotel/restaurant is ideally situated in a quiet setting in Provence. The property, which can also simply become a large family home, is an excep...
3,020,000 EUR
35 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Sarlat la Caneda, Aquitaine
Ref 246027
Unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful 35 bedroom former hotel nestling in 6 hectares of glorious land with gardens, lake, woodland and swimming pool, ideally located by the river in the heart ...
3,900,000 EUR
Grand 22 bedroom Farm Estate for sale in Uzes, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 245800
A delightful Sixteenth Century bastide, a former coaching inn with historic links to French royalty. Full of history and charm, this idyllic historic estate seamlessly combines its rich past with...
3,800,000 EUR
18 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view with Established Rental in Aire sur l'Adour, Aquitaine
Ref 245246
Recommended
This very successful family run business is offered to the market due to the owner's ill health. It has been built up over a number of years and there are opportunities to extend it further if desi...
2,850,000 EUR
Income Producing 24 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view in Agen, Aquitaine
Ref 245205
Luxuriously renovated 24 bedroom hotel with two restaurants nestling in 8 acres of glorious landscaped gardens with expansive pool, while enjoying wonderful countryside views from its peaceful loca...
2,288,000 EUR
Furnished 23 bedroom Hotel for sale in Duras, Aquitaine
Ref 245121
Recommended
In excellent condition throughout, this delightful and well established 18 bedroom hotel and restaurant is situated close to the chateau town of Duras. This ready-made business, with a clientele ...
995,000 EUR
Income Producing 10 bedroom Hotel for sale with panoramic view and countryside view in Plaisance, Midi-Pyrenees
Ref 245113
Recommended
Well located close to the boundary of three departments and within a few kilometres of a town with a wide range of facilities, this superb 10 bedroom chateau has a vast living area of 850m2 and set...
1,908,000 EUR
Income Producing 12 bedroom Equestrian Estate for sale with panoramic and countryside views in  the Ardeche
Ref 243732
Stylishly renovated character property with excellent equestrian facilities just an hour from the Rhone Valley and the TGV station in the Ardeche. This former coaching inn comes with 25 acres of ...
1,365,000 EUR
Historical Chateau for sale with panoramic view in Saint Just de Claix, Rhone-Alpes
Ref 243731
On the borders of La Drome and L'Isere, this is a genuine Medieval castle in 15 acres in a dominant position with views of the beautiful landscapes of La Drome, renovated and offering an excelle...
1,380,000 EUR
Income Potential 12 bedroom Hotel for sale in Vallon Pont d'Arc, Rhone-Alpes
Ref 243726
An enchanting historical property with huge potential, located in pretty village in the South of Ardeche / Northern Gard area. This character Seventeenth Century building is steeped in history, ...
2,625,000 EUR
Income Producing 8 bedroom Hotel for sale in Jonzac, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 243414
Fabulous opportunity to acquire a highly rated beautiful 5 bedroom hotel and restaurant with 3 bedroom apartment, ideally located in a prime position opposite an impressive Chateau in Jonzac. The ...
1,382,979 EUR
Belle Epoque 11 bedroom Chateau for sale in Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 243258
Fabulous Belle Epoque with 11 bedrooms in a great location close to the Canal du Midi, vineyards and situated in the beautiful historic Languedoc region. This spacious 455m2 property combines a t...
1,660,000 EUR
Inviting 20 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view in Niozelles, Cote d'Azur French Riviera
Ref 241780
Recommended
Ideally located between the Luberon and the Verdon, close to Forcalquier, 40 minutes from Aix en Provence, the Domaine is a Provencal hamlet situated in a green setting in 12 hectares of olive tree...
13,500,000 EUR
Inviting 17 bedroom Hotel for sale in Montignac, Aquitaine
Ref 241477
Excellent opportunity to purchase a 14 bedroom hotel with separate 3 bedroom owners accommodation, ideally situated right in the heart of the popular tourist town of Montignac. With a total built ...
1,470,000 EUR
Income Producing 24 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Agen, Aquitaine
Ref 241192
Fabulous 24 bedroom fully furnished luxury hotel nestling in over 3 hectares of glorious landscaped gardens with trees and expansive pool, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its per...
2,288,000 EUR
Quiet 14 bedroom Hotel for sale with panoramic view in Vidauban, Cote d'Azur French Riviera
Ref 240396
Spacious 14 bedroom hotel with a surface area of around 560m2, and set on a large plot of 6,060m2 with a large parking area. situated within a very strategic location in Vidauban, on the N7 and cl...
2,000,000 EUR
Spacious 10 bedroom Hotel for sale in Chateauponsac, Limousin
Ref 238615
Character 10 bedroom hotel located in the centre of Chateauponsac, just 5 minutes from the A20 motorway and 20 minutes from Limoges. Features include, on the ground floor: bar with a terrace overl...
235,400 EUR
Project 22 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view in Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes
Ref 235869
Exciting opportunity to become the owner of this impressive Eighteenth Century estate which was at one time one of the most famous hotels in the Charente region. Situated just 10 minutes from Ang...
1,378,000 EUR
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Buying a Property in France

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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