France Property Investment For Sale
"The most visited country in the world and a popular second home destination."
France is famed for its delectable cuisine, fine wines, fashion houses and perfumeries; a country of culture and timeless appeal with its capital, Paris, the city of love and romance.
With more foreign visitors per year than any other country in the world, France has the third largest income in the world from tourism which is not surprising given the wealth of tastes and interests it can cater for. To the east stand the Alps, offering some of the highest peaks and best skiing in Europe, whilst it’s numerous medieval cities, art, music, culture, vineyards and sun drenched beaches attract visitors all year round.
France is also traditionally a hugely popular lifestyle choice second home destination for foreigners – particularly the British.
As one of the largest economies in the world, within the European Union and euro-zone, France, has been gradually maturing towards an economy reliant on market mechanisms rather than government intervention and has privatised many of the large companies previously under government control. However, the government still maintains a strong presence in the power, defence and public transport industries and continues to be committed to social equality which they implement via laws, high taxes and social spending.
Like many within countries within the euro-zone, the French economy and real estate market has been hit hard by the international global crisis and as a result has struggled with growth. France also suffers extremely high youth unemployment.