The city of Bordeaux has been given the ultimate endorsement; even Parisians want to live there! Having received a string of recent accolades such as city with the best hospital in France and top European tourist destination in 2015, Bordeaux's star is on the rise. A survey ranking the best cities for foreigners to make their home indicates that the French are not the only ones to have caught on either. Its low unemployment rates, hours of sunshine and thriving community life placed Bordeaux third on the list - welcome news for British buyers looking at city properties for sale in France.

In recent years, Bordeaux has been transformed into a progressive city, with a high speed direct train line from Paris (a two hour Paris-Bordeaux route is due for completion in July 2017), excellent international air links, public transport and bike lanes. It also happens to be a Unesco world heritage site with its own renowned wine region bordering the Atlantic Coast and the Pyrenees. The charm and character of South-western France can be found everywhere along the banks of the river Garonne, which divides the city into its distinctive left and right-bank quarters. 

As you would expect, this increasing popularity is reflected in the cost of properties for sale in Bordeaux. Putting this into perspective, however, is the fact that property here still costs less than half, per square metre, than in Paris. 

So, if you’re considering a new home in France, contact Winkworth International, we can show you a selection of properties ideal for city living.