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Property purchasing tour of south west France June 2011


NOTE - 2012 TOUR DATES RELEASED: 10-14 SEPTEMBER, more details soon - email us your interest.

From 20 - 24 June 2011, we will be taking a small group of people on our property purchasing tour of southwest France in a region located half way between the Loire Valley and Bordeaux/Dordogne and inland 1-2 hours from the Atlantic Coast. Learn all you need to know about buying property in France first hand from us, estate agents and others - maybe even find a place of your own to buy on the way!


Tour features include:

  • 5 day tour of hand-picked areas in our identified region of southwest France
  • our purchasing experiences shared including properties we think worth considering
  • seeing the actual properties we purchased in beautiful and historic villages
  • escorted viewing of properties with French real estate agents we have dealt with
  • opportunities to explore some of the hidden treasures of the selected region
  • accommodation at local historic and charming venues including a chateau
  • enjoying your time with others who share the same interest in French property
  • partaking in plenty of French gastronomic and other delights the area has to offer.


The tour starts in the university and shopping town of Nantes, then visits plenty of local Vendee villages before ending inland to Centre and Poitou-Charentes regions. Accommodation ranges from an impressive chateau, a comfortable, peaceful auberge and then to a charming regional hotel.

The detailed trip itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 -  tour starts with a walk around the university and shopping town of Nantes (TGV access from Paris), then heads to the Vendee and visits to local villages, highlights and a coastal resort town

Day 2 -  view the houses we have purchased and our villages, then learn from the experience of the best local French agent we know as he takes us to specially selected local properties

Day 3 -  guided tour of many properties for sale in the local region with experienced estate agents

Day 4 -  enjoy local markets/village morning before heading inland to the Poitou-Charentes region

Day 5 -  view properties in this less expensive area, then transfer to Chatellerault TGV station.


Tour inclusions:
* four nights accommodation including one night in historic chateau
* five days escorted transport in mini-coach and by real estate agents
* four continental breakfasts, two lunches, a gourmet dinner and welcome aperitif

Tour exclusions:
* flights and transfers to/from Nantes/Chatellerault
* meals and drinks other than those listed above
* travel insurance (you need to arrange your own).

See photos  of our 2008 tour and 2010 tour and testimonials from tour attendees.

Read an article from the Financial Review about buying overseas and our tour


Price: $2,995 twin share, single supplement $500. Booking deposit: $750; balance 2 months prior.

Download the booking form which you should read/complete prior to booking (includes tour terms).


Reserve your place(s) now and pay your deposit(s)

OR If you have any queries about the tour email us

Next year's tour being planned for 10-14 September 2012, if you might be interested, let us know

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