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We are fluent English speaking estate agents in Brittany with a good selection of houses for sale in Brittany - Whatever the type of property you are looking for whether it be some land for a new build, an old barn or farm house ripe for renovation, a dilapidated property with out buildings to convert into Gites or property with land for breeding horses, or land with lakes to breed fish then we can probably help. Many people are looking for their new Holiday Home in Brittany as the weather is good without being too hot. However, whilst in days gone by the purpose was purely to have a family holiday home nowadays people are also thinking about the long term and possible retirement to France. This means that they may be more perticular about the type of house they need which will be suitable as an eventual retirement property. Also, in the short term they would like to rent the property out as agite in the holiday season and Brittany provides a good lengthy season and a decent supply of people wanting to rent a holiday home in the Summer months. The property market in Brittany is fairly vibrant and as specialist estate agents in Brittany and our main purpose in life is to find buyers for our houses for sale in the Brittany area.
Based in Vannes we are well placed to find your new home. If you are looking for a renovation project or a chateau we can often help. Brittany has a wealth of different properties for sale that may well suit you. Whether it be land for a new build or land suitable for stabling horses, or land with water. Small houses to buy or larger family homes. Business properties or holiday homes with gite potential then please give us a call.
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In Brittany there are 4 main regions i.e. Cotes d'Armor, Finistere, Ille et Vilaine and Morbihan. We have houses for sale in most of these areas and often can find houses pro-actively for our house buyers in the Brittany area.
Brittany is a beautiful region of France with a rugged coastline and a wide variety of house styles and budgets. Finding a new home in Brittany can be painstaking but rewarding and immoboulevard Brittany hope to take some of this pain away with our enthusiastic and determined approach!
Much of the Brittany coast represents great business opportunities for those people who want or need to earn some money when they relocate to France and Brittany in particular. Starting a new business in France can be difficult but living by the coast offers a variety of options. Buying a holiday property which you intend to let out as a gite can often bring a reasonable contribution to its cost and also represents a nice holiday home for you and your family. Often, however you may be looking for a house or property with potential to develop. This could mean buying a house with gites already done up or buying a dilapidated farmhouse or property needing renovation which has other buildings on the land which can be renovated or done up to turn into gites. You could then have a main house which could offer bed and breakfast or Chambre d'hote and two or three gites on the land for Summer rentals. It would probably be wise to offer the gites for short term lets as well. This is because out of season the market is not so strong and there are an increasing number of gites which are only let in the Summer and school holidays. Having a swimming pool is a must as people often won't consider a gite without a swimming pool. It is a fact that letting a gite without a swimming pool is much harder than with. Also you can ask considerably more money on a letting basis. The other option in the winter is to let the gite to the Many English incomers who need somewhere to stay whilst their new property is being renovated. Obviously, Brittany does have miles of lovely coast line and beaches but holidaymakers still want to be able to walk out of their front door and straight into a pool. Many people are suspicious about the quality of Seawater and need to swim in an environment that they feel provides them with a greater control of hygiene.
One of the other main business opportunities is to buy a property which can be converted into a bed and breakfast business in Brittany. Bed and Breakfasts or Chambres D'hotes as the French call them can be quite good businesses in Brittany but the tariffs can vary widely. A typical French run Chambre d'hote can cost as little as 30 euros per night which is about £20 reflecting the difference in property prices. This means that you cannot expect to reap huge dividends in terms of income by running a bed and breakfast in Brittany. As estate agents in Brittany we can help you find a suitable property to turn into a bed and breakfast. We often have bed and breakfasts for sale in Brittany that are already operating successfully. This means that the marketing aspect of the business is already established.
Location is of course very important in terms of where you wish to buy your new home in Brittany and we, as specialist estate agents can certainly help advise with regard to meeting the requirements of your wish list. Many people decide that what they really want is a property miles from anywhere. A house in the middle of nowhere surrounded by countryside and with acres of land. A house by the sea is also very desirable for many people as they can enjoy the views and long walks along the beach or on the cliffs that enhance the beauty of Brittany.If you are moving from a congested area then it is understandable that, considering land prices in Brittany, you would want to own your own country estate for a relatively low amount of money but the truth is that living miles from anywhere can cause you many problems. Land does not look after itself. All land will need maintaining and whilst you may have a helpful French neighbour who, for a pittance, would be prepared to cut your grass or put his animals on your land for grazing there are many laws which could make you regret this decision! For example, once you have let your local farmer allow his animals to graze on your land it is his right to graze them there for perpetuity unless you have a written contract. The other problem with living in the countryside is that with limited French and no local shops you could become cut off in the Winter or have trouble with medical emergencies if one or other of you were to fall ill. In general your french neighbours in agricultural areas of Brittany will speak no English and be unable to explain how to seek assistance. Also, shops and other utilities will be a long way off so be prepared for some long drives to do your weekly shopping.
Converting barns to gites when found through your local estate agents in Brittany can also present a problem. Barns may look great for conversion but the costs can be prohibitive. Planning can be a problem as generally you are not allowed to put in new openings for windows if there were never windows before. You also have to get a planning application for change of use from agricultural to residential use. Even if it is granted by no means certain - it can take months. Then you have to have a new fosse septique and water and electricity laid on. This may prove expensive. Let Immoboulevard Brittany estate agents guide you through this process as we have much experience with this type of situation. Buying a house in Brittany can be arduous but we can assist you in every step.
Brittany is popular with buyers of property from the UK because it is so close and has good communications with both ports and airports. In Normandy you have Dieppe, Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg with regular ferry services so buying a house or property near to these ports can mean that you can make regular trips without breaking the bank. Calais and Boulogne also offer competitive prices to reach the Brittany area. The main ports in Brittany are St Malo and Roscoff although they are not particularly cheap whereas flights from the area represent great value. The main airport for the UK is Dinard which house Ryan Air and has daily flights to East Midlands airports and Stanstead in Essex.
List of towns in Brittany
See below for some of the main towns in Brittany
Roscoff houses for sale by the sea
Everything about the historic heart of the town is a reminder that the sea is the source of life here. From church to wealthy houses many of which are for sale and from boats carved in stone to turrets and bastions of the old harbour, everything evokes wealth linked to maritime trade. The spirit of the privateers, smugglers, and merchants still hovers around the entrances to carved-out cellars opening on to street and shore. There are many pretty houses and property in this part of Brittany that are for sale or to buy.It was the sea that launched the heyday of the “Onion Johnnies” with their first Channel crossing to sell the pale pink onions of Roscoff.
Treguier property for sale
All of Tréguier history is laid out in its streets, alleys and hidden gardens half glimpsed through carriage gateways – from La Psalette, La Chantrerie and the private mansions to half-timbered houses,If you are thinking of buying a property in this part of Brittany please contact us for details. the birthplace of Ernest Renan and the Augustine convent. The buildings are imbued with memories of the past and reveal the centuries-old life of this, the ancient capital of Trégor.
Pontrieux estate agents
Nestling around its two “triangular squares”, Pontrieux extends down towards a marina, which openly invites visitors to set sail for the islands of Bréhat, Jersey and Guernesey. Spanning a viaduct and two bridges, the town is perfect for a gentle stroll, even at night when a wonderful civic illumination trail highlights washhouses, half-timbered and dressed stone houses, 18th-century fountain and famous “Tour Eiffel” house. Some of which are up for sale in this part of Brittany.
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A civic illumination trail takes the visitor on a journey of observation and imagination: fountains creatively combine displays of plants and water; the Champ de Bataille is a dazzling garden where the ruins of St-Ener Chapel reveal their hidden secrets as the various elements of church architecture are lit up in gold, yellow and white; and, like scenes from an exotic shadow play, dark shapes are cast on the walls of the former seigniorial prison by surrounding vegetation.
Châtelaudren property to buy, Gites, holiday homes and farm houses
The river has played a fundamental role in the history of the town. A clever hydraulic system enabled the Leff to be used to protect the fortress. It also turned the mill wheels down through the centuries before being used to drive the turbines of the “Petit Echo de la Mode” which was established in Châtelaudren in 1920. It is against the backdrop of the print works’ extraordinary industrial architecture of riveted metal, brick and concrete that an annual exhibition is held to celebrate the “Petit Echo”, first published in 1880 and one of the most famous family and women’s magazines in history, a special favourite with all French dressmakers.
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The banks of the Rance offer a special way to explore Léhon. Visitors are always struck by the majestic architecture of the abbey rising proudly above the blue roofs of the houses which can be for sale. Even the chateau seems to defer to it. The abbey continues in a host of ways to reflect the town’s cultural heritage. Everything is a reminder of the distant past, but a past that is not simply to be admired but one which speaks directly to the present.
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Combourg as seen through the eyes of the writer Chateaubriand: "C’est dans les bois de Combourg que je suis devenu ce que je suis" [It is in the woods of Combourg that I became what I am.] A literary trail and accompanying interpretative boards reveal to visitors the richness of the tranquil lake.
Jugon for property sales
From the 13th century onwards, the inhabitants of Jugon successfully controlled the many streams which ran through the valley making their town a genuine blueprint for a fortified town with water defences. The two rivers which flow through Jugon, the Rosette and Arguenon, feed two large bodies of water which once protected the chateau and which today support the many outdoor leisure activities of the tourist resort
Quintin houses for sale and properties to buy in Brittany
On returning from the Grand Menhir, visitors might be interested to see the 16th-century half-timbered houses on the Place 1830, those dating from the 17th century in rue Notre-Dame, 18th-century private town houses in the Grand'rue, rue au Lin, rue St-Thurian, rue Martray and rue St-Yves, as well as the more modest houses in the Rochonen, Vau de Gouët and Croix-Jarrots quarters. En route, visitors should not miss the two chateaux (17th and 18th century), basilica and parks as well as "Quintin nocturne", a unique tour in high season discovering the narrow streets and alleys at nightfall.
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Open in high season, the “Maison de Pays”, museum of the 16th and 18th centuries, houses a permanent exhibition on the history of the town with costumes, plaster models and photos, plus temporary exhibitions. A programme of guided tours exploring the town is available.
From the second half of the 19th century, Pont-Croix attracted artists and writers. An “arts club” was formed based in the Hôtel des voyageurs. Paul de Lassence, Lionel Floch, Gaston Bouillon, Da Silva, Max Jacob, Henri Matisse and many other well-known painters stayed there.Artists and craftsmen living in the town today demonstrate the continuity and vitality of artistic creativity in Pont-Croix.
The priory church, a place of contemplation, contrasts with the bustle and activity of the historic town where regular customers have replaced ship owners, who once came to fit out their vessels heading for the New World, and where discovering traditional gourmet specialities has replaced the production of sailcloth destined for voyages of discovery. Visitors strolling through town today follow in the footsteps of all those who have climbed the “Montagne de Locronan”, a sacred hill and witness to two thousand five hundred years of history.
This old, medieval town was a republican stronghold during the French Revolution. Today it makes the most of its dual distinctiveness by hosting a medieval fair in August aimed at recreating Moncontour during the Middle Ages as well as by promoting its museum, the “Maison de la Chouannerie et de la Révolution” which offers a better understanding of the town’s significance during the various stages of its history.
Second hand dealer, gallery owner, sculptor, painter, photographer, bookbinder, calligrapher, illustrator and, of course, bookseller all welcome art lovers and collectors, offering them the chance to make richly varied finds.
Châteaugiron has a rich and distinctive cultural life. There are many events held throughout the year, such as the “Grande Musique” weekend, an art competition in June, the “Soirées d’Eté” programme of summer evening concerts in July and August and photography month in November. Several regional arts bodies are based here - Le Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (Regional Contemporary Arts Fund) and Les Archives de la Critique d’Art, Musiques et Danse (Archives of Art, Music and Dance Review Literature). The nearby Château du Bois-Orcan houses L’Athanor, a museum dedicated to the sculptures of Etienne-Martin.
Following its canalisation in the 19th century, the Oust became a major communications route for Josselin, linking it to other towns on navigable waterways in the west and stimulating trade, particularly the importing of wine and materials and the exporting of hides and sheets. Faced with competition from other forms of transport by road and rail, the canal fell into disuse in the mid 20th century to undergo a renaissance associated with pleasure cruising and tourism from 1970 onwards.
Lizio stone houses for sale
All the houses in the village show the same care in the cutting and dressing of the stone which, in summer, is highlighted by meticulous floral displays. What is exceptional, however, is attention to detail in the construction and subtle ornamentation – on an exceptionally finely crafted chimneystack here and on a sculpted fountain there. This consummate art of working in granite is to be found throughout the village and affords many surprises for those who love beautiful craftsmanship.
The “Pearl of the Oust" can be explored at the visitor’s own pace following the Bezants Trail, an interpretative tour with 37 information boards explaining the history and architecture of the thousand-year old town. A map is available from the Tourist Office and from shops in the town. During the summer, or throughout the year for groups, guided tours provide more detailed information of interest for those wishing to know more
Rochefort gites, barns, farmhouses and longeres for sale
Rochefort-en-Terre highlights its architectural heritage with a special civic illumination project, "Les Chemins Lumineux". Created by lighting designer Pascal Gougeon, the project reveals the town from a new angle, bringing out the facades, dry-stone walls, sculptures and dormer windows, a wealth of architectural detail that generally passes unnoticed in the daylight.
Le Mont St Michel has a lot of housesfor sale in the area of this historic monument.
La Roche-Bernard houses. Chateaux for sale in Brittany
Opening the door on history – a heritage trail guiding visitors round the town at their own pace follows 22 interpretative circuits covering four themes, namely the political and administrative history of the barony, the site’s economic and strategic importance, places and buildings linked to ecclesiastical history and the French Revolution. In addition every evening the architectural outline of the Place du Bouffay can be discovered as part of a civic illumination trail.
Quimper property for sale Brittany
Visitors can explore the town following the heritage trail signboards. Tours at nightfall led by actors and musicians provide another, unique way of discovering Quimper. Each summer the tours are devoted to a different theme.
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Three sign-posted, interpretative, heritage trails have been laid out in each of the three parts of town – the fortified town, coastal town centre and coastal quarter of Le Passage. The town’s heritage is also revealed through discovery tours and children’s workshops. A programme of civic illumination highlights the unique architectural features of the town.
Auray conceals numerous treasures – here a sculpture in the shadow of a doorway, there a weathervane on the curve of a roof and ruins at the side of a lane. So many small details testifying to the past show how the everyday can us help understand history’s bigger picture… “Auray, au détail près” is a detailed tourist guide of Auray aimed at the general public.
Vannes houses for sale
Ramparts trail (way-marked tour of ramparts)
Intra-muros town (way-marked urban trail)
Walks at dusk (civic illumination tour in July and August)
Cultural heritage for 6-12 year olds (tours for children in high season and at Christmas)
Nantes houses for sale
Nantes publishes two themed brochures:
Laissez-vous conter les promenades vertes en cœur de ville (A walk and talk through the green heart of the city) encourages visitors to discover the city’s green heritage (botanical gardens, Versialles island, etc).
Laissez-vous conter Jules Verne et Nantes (in production) takes the visitor on a trail discovering the life of Jules Verne in his native city, visiting not only those places where he lived but also those which inspired the famous writer.
Rennes house for sale
Dating back more than two thousand years, Rennes was capital of the Celtic Redones tribe and thereafter coronation city in the time of the dukes, seat of the parliament and regional administration during the Ancien Regime and subsequently capital of the region of Brittany. These prestigious roles explain why its architectural heritage bears all the signs of a noble and solemn pedigree
Vitre town houses for sale
“To see a complete Gothic town, entire and of a piece, as
still exists in a handful of places – Nuremberg in Bavaria, Vittoria in Spain
and Nordhausen in Prussia.”
Victor Hugo referring to Vitré,
Notre-Dame de Paris
Fourgères essentially owes its cultural heritage and influence to its exceptional location on the borders of Brittany, Maine and Normandy. An important frontier barony in ducal times, it has retained an impressive fortress from its role during that period.
Dinan estate agents
Situated upriver on the Rance estuary, which opens out on the Emerald Coast between Dinard and St-Malo, Dinan is still encircled by an unbroken line of the oldest and most extensive ramparts in Brittany. Much appreciated for the protection they afforded during the period of the Duchy and the Catholic Holy League, the ramparts, together with other examples of monumental architecture and the many half-timbered houses, constitute a major asset for the medieval town.
It is perhaps from Dinard that "Saint-Malo de l'Isle", as it was once known, offers the most impressive views of its private mansions with tall chimneys, sloping roofs, granite façades and sober, awesome architecture.
Chateaubriant land for sale
Since its origins, Châteaubriant has been a frontier town. It is capital of the area known as the “Pays de la Mée” or “middle ground”, a meeting or confrontation point between the historic counties of Nantes, Rennes and Angers and an outpost of Brittany’s marches. The Béré fair, held in the shadow of the church of St-Jean-de-Béré and attracting more than 45 000 visitors every year, testifies to the key role commerce has played for over a thousand years in this market town of the marches.
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This port at the mouth of the river Blavet has had an unusual history thanks to the kings of France who made it a harbour of major importance in the 17th century and to Queen Amélie who brought it fame as a seaside resort in the 19th century.
Spanning the river Blavet and fortified in the 13th century, Hennebont is a town with a history of strong characters, such as its founders, the hermits Gunthiern and Caradec, Geoffroy, its first feudal lord, who reputedly insulted the Duke of Brittany at a gathering of loyal supporters, and Jehanne la Flamme, who successfully withstood the siege of Charles de Blois’ army during the Brittany War of Succession. Also numbered among these are the Les Forges foundry men, pioneers of the workers’ movement in Brittany.
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All those who have lingered here, from Brizeux to Flaubert, have found Quimperlé reflects a gentle way of life. Situated at the gateway to Cornouaille, the town is a focal point for Breton culture, numbering among its native inhabitants Matilin an Dall, the most renowned bombarde (traditional oboe) player of his generation, Dom Morice, historian and father of Breton literature, and Théodore Hersart de la Villemarqué, poet author of "Barzaz Breiz", a work which revealed the quality and power of oral literature in Brittany.
Situated right in the heart of Argoat, on the edges of the Breton and Gallo regions, the historic bishoprics of Cornouaille, Vannes and St-Brieuc and the départements of Morbihan and Côtes d'Armor, Pontivy has often seemed the ideal place to establish a new regional capital. The first French Emperor himself thought so, re-baptising the ancient feudal seat of the Rohan family, "Napoléonville", and doubling its size with the addition of a new town.
Landerneau and its magnificent inhabited bridge dating back to the 16th century span the meeting point of river and sea at the crossroads of Léon and Cornouaille. The narrow streets of the town, which has successfully preserved its heritage, are full of history and together with the open-air museum and re-discovered banks of the Elorn are an invitation to visitors to explore the town at leisure.
Saint Pol de Leon
A peaceful town surrounding a religious building of almost overwhelming proportions and encircled by a favourable and fertile belt of land, Saint-Pol-de-Léon is quietly moving on from its prestigious past…
An important centre for trade laid out on the terraced right bank of the river Léguer, Lannion is lucky enough to combine industrial development with maintaining a cultural identity, as can be seen from its famous market, historic houses with overhanging storeys and remarkable church of Brélévenez approached by a flight of 140 steps.
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