If you're looking for the best possible region to purchase your French property, you’ve just found it.
French Character Homes is based in Pau, in the Pyrenees Atlantic region of South West France : just one hour from both the ski slopes of the Pyrenees and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast. Winter snow sports and summer beach activities make the region an ideal choice for an all year round holiday home and an equally great lifestyle choice as a main residence.
At French Character Homes, our geographical coverage extends from our offices in Pau to the Madiran wine region to the north ; Tarbes and Lourdes the famous Pilgrimage site, to the east ; the Jurançon wine region and foothills of the Pyrenees to the south and the old Béarn region to the west. Here are a few reasons why we feel this area is so great:
The ideal touring base however you want to explore: walking, by bike,
car or train
Only 1h to the Atlantic coast, and 1h from the Pyrenées
Region served by 3 national airports and 2 international airports
Some of the best wines in France are produced in the region
Culinary delights await you, the South West is well known for many of
its local dishes
The South West of France boasts an average of 2000 hours of sunshine
per year, making it one of the sunniest regions of France.
For the energetic, the Pyrenees mountain range offers a host of exciting
activities from canoeing, rafting and kayaking to hand-gliding, rock climbing
For a calmer pace of life, one can explore the music and cultural events
held in the Parc Beaumont Casino, visit the art galleries and museums
or explore Pau Chäteau, birthplace of Henri IV who became king of France.