Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Where Best to Buy in the Dordogne?

There are four attractive options when shopping for property in Dordogne. They are Sarlat, Bergerac, Eymet, and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande. Sarlat is known for its beautifully preserved historic town center with canoeing and kayaking close by. Close to an international airport, Bergerac is a more modern town with an array of shops and services. Eymet is quite famous and has a large British expat community. It’s close to the vineyards and has many lovely restored stone homes. Sainte-Foy-La-Grande is a working town and has many splendid cafes and restaurants. In general, residents of Dordogne enjoy a lovely and relaxing lifestyle.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sarlat-la-Caneda is known simply as “Sarlat” and is the capital of the Perigord noir. It was built around a Benedictine abbey during the Middle Ages and was restored in the Renaissance.
  • The beautiful medieval town of Bergerac has grown into a modern town with convenient shops and facilities. Due to its international airport and the sheer number of cheap flights landing from and taking off to the UK and other European countries.
  • One less well-known area that offers good value for money is the area around Sainte-Foy-La-Grande to the west of Bergerac, in the Gironde department. Here there are still plenty of properties ripe for development and restoration.

“Of course, what a house looks like is just as important and stone, character, space all tend to be on the agenda, together with proximity to facilities.”

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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