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Be it a medieval city apartment, a riverside cottage or a quiet rural retreat, a low-maintenance pied-à-terre in France can come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve short-listed a selection of lock-up-and-leave properties where you simply turn off the stop-cock and lock the door.  Then, when you return, open the shutters and you’re back up and running straight out to the local market for a coffee and some fresh supplies for lunch:


Carcassonne city centre location

Elegant apartment over looking Place Gambetta

3 bedrooms

6km from international airport



Located in one of the most sought after villages in the Gard

18th Century house, walking distance to the shops

2-bed main house, 1-bed guest house

20 mins from Avignon airport



Very pretty detached cottage in the Pays de la Loire

Walking distance to the village bakery

3 bedrooms

90mins from St Malo ferry port


Luxury Mediterranean waterside villa

Private mooring & marina views

2 bedrooms

30 mins from the airport


A short walk from the shops and restaurants of Saumer

Can be sold furnished.  Excellent letting record

2 bedrooms

Easy access to ferry/airport/TGV



Situated in one of the prettiest villages in the Luberon

Shops, restaurants & market on the doorstep!

3 bedrooms

1hr15mins to Marseille airport



Normandy village house, near a thriving market town

Walking distance to the shops, 1hr to the beach

4-beds with spacious family kitchen 

80mins to Caen ferry port





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