Investment Property In France

Investment property in France continues to attract encouragingly high returns. Below you will find out about some basic factors that make France the strong investment arena it is today.

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This section will explain why Investment property in France is so popular with property investors. Here you can learn what is fuelling the investment boom and gain an understanding of how this will be sustained in the future.

As an already well established property location with a booming tourism sector, France continues to attract discerning homebuyers looking for a solid property investment market.

With average returns of 10% per annum and a highly successful rental market currently attracting yields of around 7% in some sought after locations. Investment property in France offers purchasers a lucrative and safe option. Due to excellent transport communications to France, including numerous budget flights, France now enjoys the prestigious title of the World’s number one tourist destination, with obvious repercussions on the real estate market.

Investors are reassured by this proven market place in which homebuyers and investors alike have enjoyed healthy returns on their investments over the years.

Why Invest in France?

A favourable economic and political climate, along with many natural features makes France an excellent property investment location.

Natural and Cultural Factors

  • Easy access via direct budget flights from many international airports
  • Excellent, modern transportation infrastructure and close, easy links with the UK and mainland Europe
  • Geographical diversity and many natural and cultural attractions, making France so popular as a tourist location
  • Modern European style culture akin to “back home”
  • Chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere and culture in the livelier towns such as Paris, Nice and Cannes
  • Beautiful rural towns and villages, also with that unmistakable French charm, that continues to draw visitors and expatriates
  • Famous French cuisine, wine and lifestyle

Economic Factors

  • Historically a strong and stable market in which to invest in property and all economic indications show this trend is set to continue
  • Modern, European culture with political and economic stability
  • Long term residential property price growth at a very respectable approx. 10% per annum. No danger of losing money in a potentially volatile investment climate
  • Net rental yields of around 7-10%
  • Popular leaseback schemes offer tax incentives to purchasers, with minimum risk and guaranteed rental income.
  • Ever increasing inward and overseas investment, while American expatriates are now exploiting the high value of the dollar
  • Relatively low property prices when compared to most northern European countries
  • Capital gains tax on housing recently halved to 16%. You are exempt if you hold your property for more than 15 years
  • One of the most visited countries of the World with a correspondingly strong tourist market
  • Easily accessed mortgage facilities, making it relatively easy to raise finance for a French property purchase
  • Safe place to buy property due to a strict buying process and legal system
  • Double tax treaty with France and the UK ensuring you do not pay tax twice


It is clear that France is still a highly beneficial market in which to invest. Investors are cashing in on new niche markets that have recently sprung up at very affordable prices as these offer high returns on investment on both resale and rental options.

Further information and resources

Research and Information

Research to help you to source useful information and articles on property investment in France and learn how French off-plan investment properties can be a great asset to your investment portfolio.

Why Invest in France?

The advantages of investment property in France and what makes France such a strong property market.

Off-plan Property in France

Discover why off-plan purchase in France is such a beneficial investment vehicle to shrewd property investors.

France Property Investment Strategies

Learn about the various property investment strategies that can be used to generate wealth in France.

Financing a French Property Investment

Choosing the best finance option plays an important role in your investment property in France. Find out the options available to you here.

Tax Planning for Your French Property Investment

What about the tax implications surrounding your Investment Property in France? Find out more here.

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