What We Do
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 châteaux, 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 Béarn” market towns and the vibrant historic city of Pau.
Our energetic and dedicated team have many years experience in helping clients, from all over the world, relocate to France. Joanne moved to France in 2002 and is fully immersed in French life, having over 10 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, as well as having been elected as deputy mayor of his village.
Our valued, bilingual team includes Samantha Harris who has over twelve years experience in the property market and covers the area to the west of Pau, around Salies de Béarn; Susanne Müller-Seitz who is tri-lingual, German, French and English, and covers the Basque region to the south-west of Pau and Edward Bulwer-Long who has lived in France for over 10 years and covers the Landes region.
We pride ourselves in providing a professional service throughout the entire process, from the initial viewing selection right through to ownership and relocation. Our ultimate goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations!
SAS French Character Homes
Office +33 (0)5 59 12 28 13
Joanne Davey +33 (0)6 77 70 21 98
Jean-Marc Labardacq + 33 (0)6 10 63 08 72
Samantha Harris +33 (0)6 70 21 22 91
Susanne Müller-Seitz +33 (0)6 88 86 18 50
Eddie Bulwer-Long +33 (0)6 16 83 82 17