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Property purchasing tour of the west of France - Sept 2014

From 22 to 26 September 2014, David will be taking a small group of people on our property purchasing tour of the west of France in a region located half way between the Loire Valley and Bordeaux/Dordogne and 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 vehicle transport accompanied by David and agents
* four breakfasts, all lunches, a gourmet dinner and a 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 previous tours

Read testimonials from tour attendees, a flavour: An inspiring five days filled with a wealth of information in purchasing, legality, finance, property management and renovation...great company, awe inspiring scenery, luscious food and of course French wine. I would highly recommend this to others...whether they wish to purchase property in France or not.

Read an account written by Tara who came on a tour then returned to buy in the tour region

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

Price: $2,855 twin share, single supplement $245. Booking deposit: $750; balance 2 months prior.

Don't forget platine members (who have our workbook) get $100 off the price of their tour.

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

If you are interested in coming along on our next tour, email us

For your travel needs in France outside of the tour, use our rental places and/or France at Leisure.

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