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French Character Homes was founded in 2008 by Joanne Davey and Jean-Marc Labardacq and operates as an independent, fully registered and insured, estate agency.


Our portfolio of properties, include Chäteaux, Manor Houses, Farmhouses and Water Mills: each carefully selected for their period architecture and un-spoiled locations.

French Character Homes is based in the beautiful historic city of Pau; just one hour from both the ski slopes of the Pyrenees and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, around Biarritz. We promote this region of southwest France, as we truly believe that it offers something for everyone. From the world famous surfing along the Atlantic coast and the ski slopes of the Pyrenees, to the charming old Béarnaise market towns and the vibrant historic city of Pau.

Our energetic and dedicated team has many years experience in helping clients, from all over the world, relocate to France. Joanne moved to France in 2002 and now has dual nationality. She is fully immersed in French life, having over twelve years experience in estate agency and having raised her two children through the French education system. Jean-Marc is native to the region and has over twenty years experience, he is well connected as well as having served as deputy mayor of his village. 

"I would have no hesitation at all in recommending them to others. Happy to speak to anyone directly too.""

Sue and Paul Craven – Buyers

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