Own a piece of a castle with a working winery in the South of France

Sextant Properties is pleased to announce the launch of a new renovation castle project in the south of France. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on May 4th, 2013 | Permanent link | No Comments »

This is the Best time to invest in the Languedoc

With 15 million tourists each year, the Languedoc-Roussillon is a beautiful region in the south of France. A few years ago, only the Cote d’Azur was prized by buyers and tourists. However, this trend is changing and moving to the Languedoc area, which is well appreciated by workers and retired people. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on August 27th, 2010 | Permanent link | No Comments »

Les Joutes de Sete

Every summer, a unique sporting event takes place in the city of Sete, in the Languedoc Roussillon region, called Joutes Nautiques (nautical jousting). Les Joutes Nautiques is a typical sport of Languedoc Roussillon and has existed in Sete since the creation of the city, in 1666.

The Rules

The tournament starts with a parade of the jousting “knights” with traditional music: oboe and drums are the two main instruments. There is a blue and a red rowboat guided by steersmen and powered by 8 to 10 rowers. In the front of the boat, 2 musicians accompany the tournament with a traditional music. The jousting members are armed with a spear and protected by a “pavois” (a shield).They stand on the “tintaine”, a plank set at the back of the boat about 2 meters above the water. The aim of the game is to make the opponent fall in the water with the spear when the boats pass each other. Numerous rules regulate the fight and if they are not respected, competitors are disqualified; rules include: when the player falls in the water, when he touches the “tintaine” with his hands or knee, he drops the spear or the shield or doesn’t hold the spear properly under his arm…

Jousts during Saint Louis’ Day

Saint Louis is the Patron Saint of Sete and a festival is organised every year around August 20th. It is the greatest event of the year for the Setois and 2010’s festival will be the 268th since the emergence of the city. More than 70 shows take place, bodegas stay open late into the night and of course, jousts are organised along the Canal Royal. It is the final tournament of the year for jousting knights, a kind of world championship. The winner of these jousts will have his name written on a “pavois” which will then be exhibited in the Paul Valery museum. It is the tradition since 1666… In Sete, it is said that a real Setois has fought on the “tintaine” at least once in his life!

Sete, also called the Little Venice of Languedoc, is a truly charming city with typical districts crossed by canals, the colourful front of its houses, its fishing harbour and its 12km of sandy beaches. The Jousts of Sete are the occasion to go and visit this lively town and maybe it will make you want to stay there for a while… or forever!

Have a look at our properties in Sete and in the Languedoc Roussillon region!

Posted on May 7th, 2010 | Permanent link | No Comments »

Mediterranean-style Leaseback apartments in Argeles-sur-Mer

Leaseback Argeles sur Mer

Address Argeles sur Mer
Prices €96k to €205k
Deposit 5%to Notary
Yield Up to 4%
Accommodation 1 – 3 bedrooms
Size 28sqm to 69sqm
Sales Office Yes

Situated in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, deep in the South of France, a new oasis of peace has been created to fulfil your ultimate holiday pleasures. This oasis is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Les Demeures de la Massane. It is a landscaped, private park which is close enough to the village that you feel attached to civilisation but far enough away that you can ignore it [civilisation] for a while, making it a very attractive touristic and financial prospect for everyone.

The fully-furnished interiors of these Mediterranean-style apartments offer a haven for those who enjoy the sun and sea provided by the south coast of France. The blend of colours provided by the rural surroundings’ and the resort itself, cannot fail to set a mood of total relaxation.

As with many such resorts, Les Demeures de la Massane is an exclusive community that is centred around a communal reception area that houses a 5-star luxury spa facility that comprises a large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna. The resort is not just targeting adults; children have their own games’ area within the spa complex as well as a paddling pool to amuse themselves with. All this and should you still wish to explore further, there are the white, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean no more than 2km away and the Pyrenees mountains as well as Spain, only a short distance by car.

On the financial side of things, this resort is a leaseback property, meaning that you can have the opportunity to enjoy both touristic and financial reward! The investment scheme is as follows:

– The property will be managed by a well-known management specialist.

– Rents will be guaranteed via a commercial lease.

– You, as the buyer, will get a VAT percentage in return.

Additionally, buyers will be granted a VIP member card which will give access to special holiday offers!

The resort is very accessible as the nearest city, Perpignan, is only 20 minutes away and has a train station with trains going to Paris and all over France as well as an international airport with cheap flights to the UK.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2010 | Permanent link | No Comments »

New in Languedoc: Beautiful house with leaseback opportunity

St Benoit LeasebackLooking to invest in an expanding housing market? Look no further than the new estate at Saint Benoit in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. These new houses give the perfect opportunity to enjoy a holiday and rake in profits at the same time!

A vineyard and Spa estate, Saint Benoit offers both the ancient and the contemporary in its modern styled furnished apartments, with private gardens, set within the estate’s 12th century renovated gardens. Set in the heart of all this modernity is the estate’s reception centre which incorporates:

– Restaurant/bar

– Lounges and libraries.

– Spa facilities with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas and Jacuzzis.

– Kids’ area.

These delightful apartments are at €245,180 with a required deposit of 2% on agreement. At Sextant French Properties, we can offer you a top quality mortgage service whether it be an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or even a hybrid mortgage should you so require.

The property will be under the watchful eye of a management specialist with rents guaranteed on a 9-year renewable commercial lease and paid on a quarterly basis. The buyer receives 19.6% VAT cash back and the property can be offered on 5 different options from a pure investment (yields can be up to 4.5% per annum) or a 6-month personal use scheme that sees nil return on the investment but you can nonetheless enjoy the property all by yourself!

There are only a few units left in the estate so hurry now and make good on a great opportunity!


Posted on February 17th, 2010 | Permanent link | No Comments »

Breaking News – Price reduction of the Finca Majorca development in Collioure

We are pleased to announce a price reduction of up to 17% on the 13 remaining properties on the Finca Majorca development in Collioure.

This development, on which construction has already begun, is scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2010. This is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to purchase a property in this charming seaside city located near Perpignan and the Spanish border.

Classified as a site of outstanding natural beauty which has inspired many great artists such as Matisse and Derrain. With its slate walls, cypress trees and pastel colours, this lively city has charming street markets, art galleries, gourmet restaurants and regular festivals and is just 40 minutes from Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport which is serviced by Ryanair

Posted on September 15th, 2009 | Permanent link | No Comments »

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