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Authentic 4 bedroom House for sale in Perpignan, Occitanie
Ref 248912
Stunning 4 bedroom 'Maison Bourgeoise' with large pool and terraces, ideally located near all amenities South of Perpignan. Situated just 15 minutes walk from the historic city centre, this super...
835,000 EUR
Architect Designed 4 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view in Perpignan, Occitanie
Ref 248538
Exceptional architect-designed villa of more than 240m2 on a plot of 3,000m2 overlooking Perpignan and the Jardins Saint Jacques. Dating from 2005, this 4 bedroom property is elegantly decorate...
1,025,000 EUR
11 bedroom House for sale with Income Potential in Villelongue de la Salanque, Perpignan, Occitanie
Ref 248355
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a main house and 2 gites nestling in over an acre of gardens with pool, ideally located near the beaches and all amenities in the town of Villelongue de la Salanque...
1,250,000 EUR
6 bedroom Manor House for sale with Income Potential in Perpignan, Occitanie
Ref 247977
Delightful character property ideally located in a lovely town offering all amenities, and less than 10 minutes from the centre of Perpignan. This beautiful fully restored mansion comes with 320m...
595,000 EUR
Project 3 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 245739
Exciting development opportunity with this partially constructed residential house and adjoining professional premises set in almost 5 acres on the outskirts of Perpignan overlooking the entire Rou...
895,000 EUR
Renovated 4 bedroom Townhouse for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 244461
Stylishly renovated 3 storey, 4 bedroom spacious townhouse with pool and garden, ideally located near all amenities in a sought after area of Perpignan. With 175m2 of habitable space on 3 levels, ...
509,000 EUR
New Build 4 bedroom Villa for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 243747
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a stunning new 4 bedroom villa set in a beautiful landscaped garden with pool, ideally located in a peaceful area near all amenities in Perpignan. The ground floo...
710,000 EUR
Stylish 2 bedroom Penthouse for sale with panoramic view and sea view in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 243129
Enjoying panoramic sea views is this bright and spacious 2 bedroom top floor luxury apartment, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of Perpignan. This superb property is in good conditi...
699,000 EUR
Stunning 6 bedroom Villa for sale with countryside view in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 242690
Absolutely outstanding 5 bedroom villa with separate one bedroom Studio, nestling in nearly 3 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool, while enjoying panoramic countryside views f...
2,500,000 EUR
Project 5 bedroom House for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 241992
Offering huge potential as a renovation project are these 4 character buildings with South facing garden, located near all amenities in Perpignan. This property complex opens onto a courtyard, and...
998,000 EUR
Furnished 10 bedroom House for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 239798
Nestling in 6.3 acres of glorious land with expansive pool, is this charming 10 bedroom fully furnished house with former Chapel and restaurant, located at the edge of a lively village in the great...
1,390,000 EUR
Furnished 14 bedroom House for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 238015
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a very well presented, fully furnished 14 bedroom bright and spacious house currently run as a successful gite and B & B business, nestling in two acres of glorio...
1,175,000 EUR
Authentic 2 bedroom Villa for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 236262
Nestling in 13.5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool, almond orchard and grassland, is this spacious 2 bedroom restored villa with outbuildings, located near all amenities in ...
930,000 EUR
20 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 235556
Nestling in over an acre of glorious land with pool, is this exceptional 20 bedroom house, enjoying panoramic views from its ideal location near the beach and all amenities in Perpignan. This is a...
1,850,000 EUR
4 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view with Income Potential in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 232607
Versatile and imposing estate just a short distance from Perpignan, Canet and the Mediterranean coastline, offering income generating opportunities, surrounded by vineyards, in a quiet environment ...
3,640,000 EUR
Grand 6 bedroom Castle for sale with panoramic view in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 221641
Intriguing income- generating XVIIth century property providing outstanding views over the Mediterranean and mountains. It comprises a main manor house of around 550m2 of living space with 6 main...
1,900,000 EUR
30 bedroom Hotel for sale in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 157232
Superb Domain in a unique environment, surrounded by nature, rivers, mountains and wide incomparable views. The property is ideal for commercial accommodation or a combination of touristic activiti...
850,000 EUR
4 bedroom Wine Estate for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Cabestany, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 221487
Superb wine estate with 40 hectares of productive vines and 2,000m2 of residence, with swimming pool and within a short distance of Perpignan, Canet and the Mediterranean coast, in a quiet envi...
5,200,000 EUR
Immaculate 7 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Saleilles, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 240817
Nestling in over 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool, is this magnificent 7 bedroom house enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Sal...
1,050,000 EUR
Authentic 5 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Pia, Occitanie
Ref 248282
Nestling in over an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool is this charming 5 bedroom Catalan style stone house, ideally located near all amenities in Pia. Situated 10 minutes from downtow...
728,000 EUR

Area Guide

Explore the bustling medieval winding streets of the city centre drinking in the herbs and spices of North Africa and Southern Spain and then enter the cool calm haven of the Cathedral St Jean the Baptist to marvel at the wealth of beauty and history and the glorious stained glass windows flooding the area with light; laze away a quiet sunny afternoon on your sun-soaked terrace with fabulous views of the city and then enjoy a relaxed lunch of Catalan-inspired tapas washed down with the local Roussillon wine; soar over the Pyrénées in a helicopter tour looking down over a patchwork of vineyards and rolling hills, dotted with fairy-tale chateaux and the legendary Cathar Castles.

Located in deepest southern France in Languedoc-Roussillon, the medieval city of Perpignan lies within 15 minutes of the Mediterranean Sea and miles of sandy beaches, one hour from the Spanish border and 90 minutes from the ski stations in the eastern Pyrenees. With its own airport and high speed train links to Spain and the rest of France, Perpignan property offers investors an excellent opportunity to own or rent property in this beautiful region of France.

Framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees and surrounded by wonderful countryside, prolific wine-making villages, medieval fortresses and castles, Perpignan offers a fascinating blend of French and Spanish culture and architecture. The city was the capital of the old Catalan province of Roussillon, under the Counts of Roussillon but in 1172 it became the possession of Jaime (James) I, King of Aragon. When he died, his realm was divided between his sons and when his younger son, also called Jaime became the first of three hereditary kings of Majorca he made Perpignan his capital which it remained until 1344. Throughout the Middle Ages Perpignan was a stronghold town and in 1659 became French as the result of the Treaty of the Pyrenees. Originally defended by an immense system of ramparts boasting nine bastions plus an impressive citadel complex with six more, Perpignan's city walls were dismantled towards the end of the 19th century and today little or nothing remains of the city's defences except for the citadel.

Perpignan is a small city so it is easy to walk around. The medieval centre is particularly charming with the river Basse running through and beautifully planted gardens running along its edge. The highlight of Perpignan is the fabulous Palace of the Kings of Majorca (Palais des rois de Majorque). Constructed in 1276 by King Jaime II of Majorca, this palace and fortress with gardens overlooks the city of Perpignan and is one of the most remarkable examples of medieval civil and military architecture in southern France. Le Castillet is also worth a visit; now a national historic monument this ancient defensive structure was built in 1368 to repel invaders and serve as the city’s gate. It was expanded a century later by Louis XI before becoming a state prison in the 17th and 18th centuries. The 142 steep and narrow stone steps are worth the climb for the spectacular view of the city and surrounding countryside. And if you wonder why there is a statue of Salvador Dali outside the railway station, it is a tribute to the man who helped the tourist trade by claiming, after a visionary experience, that Perpignan Railway Station was the centre of the universe!

The choice and location of Perpignan property is wide both within the city centre and in the surrounding area ranging from elegant town houses, luxury villas to both renovated and modern apartments. Perpignan property prices remain high compared to the rest of South West France and are likely to remain so as demand for Perpignan property is also very healthy particularly as the excellent year round rental opportunities are proving to be increasingly attractive to international investors.

Within the city there is a good selection of Perpignan property on the market. An elegantly modern six bedroom town house with swimming pool and landscaped garden would cost around 580,000 EUR or a charming stone four bedroom town house surrounded by a walled garden filled with lemon and olive trees would be 420,000 EUR. For something a little different how about a former workshop entirely renovated into a spacious and modern four bedroom apartment with generous sun terrace and garden for around 450,000. There are a number of charmingly renovated town houses for sale within walking distance of the city centre between 300,000 EUR and 380,000 EUR and also a good number of apartment ranging from 230,000 EUR for a fully furnished four bedroom apartment with two terraces and private parking up to 300,000 EUR for a spacious two bedroom duplex apartment right in the historical city centre with fabulous views of the Palace of the Kings of Majorca.

Luxury villas tend to be located outside of the city either in the foothills of the Pyrenees or east towards the coast and prices start in the region of 500,000 going up to just under 2m EUR. For example, 630,000 will buy a stunning five bedroom modern villa with private swimming pool and garden or how about a traditional three bedroom villa surrounded by lemon and olive groves with superb views of the distant mountains for 785,000 EUR. And finally a beach front five bedroom villa near Canet-en-Roussillon would be 1m EUR.

Whether you decide to buy an elegant apartment within walking distance of the city centre or a luxury villa in the surrounding countryside, Perpignan property provides investors with the perfect opportunity to buy property in an area rich in history and culture and with excellent access to both the sea and the snow. The combination of a temperate climate, soaring mountains, diverse landscape, good wine, fabulous food and a relaxed approach to life makes Perpignan a perfect holiday and property investment destination.

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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