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Welcome to French Character Homes

Founded in 2008, French Character Homes has built up a strong reputation of being a Selective Estate Agency Specializing in Character Properties within all price ranges.

Fully registered and insured, our portfolio of carefully selected properties, include châteaux, manor houses, farmhouses and water mills: each meticulously sourced for their period architecture and un-spoiled locations.

Our ultimate goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations!

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Location, character and charm

All our properties at French Character Homes are selected to have the best our beautiful region can offer, we select and market only the most special properties so you dont have to search so hard.

  • Chateaux For Sale


    Have you always dreamt of owning a French Chateau ? We can make that dream come true, browse through our selection of estates and chateaux.

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  • Estates and Manors

    Manor Houses

    If a chateau is too big but you still need a large property our range of Manor Houses will be just what you are looking for, built to impress.

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  • Character Properties

    Character Homes

    Our range of Character Homes are just the ticket for holiday or retirement properties, we handle everything from cottages to watermills.

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French Character Homes - Dream Property

Your Dream Home

Based in the beautiful historic city of Pau, ideally situated one hour inland from the cosmopolitan Coastal Resort of Biarritz and one hour north of the Pyrenean Ski Slopes and Spanish border. Our geographical coverage includes the four main departments: the Pyrenees Atlantic, Les Landes, the Gers and the Hautes Pyrenees.

At French Character Homes we select our listed properties to appeal to the most discerning clients; however, everyone's tastes, requirements and budgets are different. To help us assist you with your search, and make your inspection visit as productive as possible, please tell us your requirements.

One of our experienced staff will contact you within 48 hours

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French Character Homes - Selling Property

Buy or Sell with Confidence

We pride ourselves in providing a professional service throughout the entire process, whether you are buying or selling through French Character Homes we will be there to advise and assist you from the first step to completion and beyond.

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" Don’t buy a house in France” they said. “It’s too hard”. Clearly they haven’t encountered French Character Homes. Joanne and Jean-Marc run a fantastic agency, which is at once friendly and efficient. They respond quickly and from the outset understood, before we did, the kind of area that might suit us. They are very down to earth and don’t waste your time with the over sell. They have good properties and they are good at reading a client’s needs. With Joanne’s native English and Jean-Marc’s on the ground local knowledge they are a great duo.

The process for us took about 2 years – to look, decide and buy and we never got a sense of impatience from them. And once we settled, they were incredibly helpful with suggestions for trades-people and extra help to maintain the house as well as passing on the contacts for a few new English speaking locals to help before our French becomes fluent!

The process was made so much easier with Joanne and Jean-Marc. A very happy experience. Above and beyond. "

Jennifer & Michael, Sydney, Australia – Buyers