Encompassing some of the largest, most affluent and most visited cities in the country; the beautiful Provence Cote D'Azur is one of the most popular choices for property in the south of France.
The Provence Cote D'Azur, formally called the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is a region in the south east of France. Encompassing some of the largest, most affluent and most visited cities in the country; property for sale in Cote D'Azur is one of the most popular choices for property investment in southern France.
With an economy second only to Île-de-France and Rhône-Alpes, the region has been experiencing extensive investment and development for a number of decades and continues show upward signs to this day. With Marseille, Nice and Toulon all falling within its borders - Provence Cote D'Azur is one of France’s most exciting and promising prospects.
The region’s chief cities lie along its southern coast line with the Balearic and Mediterranean Sea – namely Nice, Toilon, Cannes and Marseille. Provence Cote D'Azur incorporates a number of French departments, including Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-Maritimes. The total area of the region is almost 32,000 square kilometres – stretching for 300km along the coast and 350km inland.
Provence Cote D'Azur is home to just under 5,000,000 people, with the majority of these concentrated in the large coastal cities in the south of the region. Marseille has a population of more than 1,500,000 whilst Nice has around 1,000,000. As a popular area for immigration and expatriation from other Mediterranean countries, more than a third of people born in Provence Cote D'Azur had a parent from Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa or Overseas French Territories.
The southern Mediterranean coast line has been a continued area for development and investment for a number of years – with new resorts being constructed every year and thousands more expats and tourists attracted to the area, driving up the demand for properties for sale in Cote D'Azur.
Provence Cote D'Azur is one of the warmest regions of French, being the most southerly and closest to the Mediterranean. A temperate climate combined with long summers and mild winters make many of the cities within the region popular choices for year round holidays or permanent expatriation. People looking for property for sale in Cote D'Azur as a second homes is also popular in the more rural regions outside the cities where land is at less of a premium. The climate is also famous for producing some of the most famous vineyards and wines in the world, with farms in Avignon and Manosque producing a variety of expensive wines and fruit for export around the globe.
For more information about any of our properties for sale in Cote D'Azur, please contact the Hopwood House team today.