Until recent years the Dordogne was an undiscovered area region of France for Americans Read More
The Dordogne has an undeniable richness of architecture, landscape, culture and renowned reputation as the Read More
If you have become familiar with the various terms to describe the different styles of French luxury properties, including the renowned ‘French chateau’, ‘maison de maître’, and ‘manoir’ you will most likely have encountered the term ‘chartreuse’. 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
South West France luxury property market review. You may have read some of the recent press articles about collapsing property values in France which have compelled me to explain further what we have been witnessing here in the higher end of the property market in the South West of France. Since the beginning of the financial crises we have seen strong rebounds in the Bordeaux City market and in the Bordeaux Vineyard sector with both local and international buyers driving the activity... Read More