Are you hoping to buy a property in France this year? Not sure where to begin? If so, take a look at this list of affordable towns and villages. Not only are the properties reasonable, but these areas have plenty to offer expats.

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With a Mediterranean climate of very hot summers and mild winters, you won’t find better weather than in Perpignan. It is also close to Spain, the coast and the mountains so it is ideally situated for exploring the rest of Europe. The town itself is beautiful and is known as the “City of Art and History” with plenty of amenities. Property prices come in at an average of 1 460€ / m².


For those looking for peace and tranquillity, Narbonne is an ideal location. Home to a large expat community, the summer months see an influx of second homeowners. Overlooked by a beautiful cathedral in the centre of the city, its layout is dominated by the Canal du Robin where you can take boat trips. It’s also well-located, with several airports nearby and in close proximity to several larger towns. Property prices here average at 2 070€ / m².


Bellac is a town that belongs on the front of a postcard, with quintessentially French beauty and charm to boot. A market town overlooked by a pretty church and benefitting from a generally mild climate, it is perfect for those looking for both a tranquil lifestyle and plenty of nearby amenities. With so much to offer, you’d think that property prices would be high, but they’re not! Prices average at just 570€ / m².

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Saint Gaudens

Saint Gaudens is a small town steeped in history with plenty of amenities. Originally the capital city of the Haute Garonne until the development of Toulouse, it has plenty of shops, cafes, schools and a hospital. Its beautiful buildings and bustling yet relaxed atmosphere are enough to charm anyone from overseas, as are its property prices! Prices come in at an average of 1 000€ / m².

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