On 22 December 2014 Guy Collins writing for Bloomberg Businessweek Read More
Living in the Dordogne offers rich and varied experiences many of which are centred on its ancient villages and towns. The Dordogne region is famous for its historic fortified towns, known as bastides. They were mostly built during the reigns of King Henry III of England and his son Edward I. They were founded by the English kings and by local feudal landlords such as Raymond, Count of Toulouse, as part of the continual challenges to the authority of the descendants of Henry II, following his marriage in 1152 to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Aquitaine was at the time one of the wealthiest regions in Europe, and therefore a substantial asset to the kings of England for the next three hundred years until the end of the Hundred Years War in 1453. Read More
With a wine history as long as Bordeaux’s there are a wide variety of architectural styles and influences. Vineyards evoke a feeling of grandeur and French lifestyle “par excellence” but for most of the 2000 year history of Bordeaux,vineyards Read More
Investment valuation: Surveyors among the vines Michael Baynes looks at the unique issues of valuing vineyards as reported in the prestigious RICS Property Journal June/July edition 2013. Qualifying as an investment surveyor some 27 years ago it was natural that my attention would be drawn to the centres of real estate investment, above all the City of London... Read More
The purchase of a Bordeaux chateaux is always influenced, at least in part, by the beautiful city of Bordeaux itself. Although its chateaux do not always conform to the classic idea of French chateaux, many of them do and with about 8,000 in the Read More