Champagne – Alsace Lorraine – Burgundy – Franche Compte
For anyone looking for a holiday home that is located within the heart of Europe with easy access to neighbouring European countries, the region of Eastern France is ideal.
Stunning countryside, outstanding wine regions and local cuisine combined with a wide variety of locations ideal for outdoor sports such as hiking, fishing and cross country skiing make this region of France unique.
With mighty lakes and rivers flowing through this region, there is no shortage of water sports and activities. However, a significant advantage lies in the fact that the Region does not have a coastline, which means that house prices are lower than other areas of France and there are some stunning bargains to be found. Look through the Latitudes online catalogue of properties for sale in France and see what you could get for your money.
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Champagne - Eastern France
The Champagne region is best known for its production of champagnes, all of which are made within a few miles of each other outside Reims and Epernay. The region is also home to France’s royal history and the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, where 25 French kings have been crowned.
The area is also famous for its half timbered houses built in the 16th century, and numerous rivers and the Ardennes provide delightful walking country for those seeking pursuits other than champagne tasting!
Situated within a 90 minute drive of Paris, the region provides a wonderful mix of sophistication, beautiful countryside and easy access to the cultural delights of Paris; additionally, with the channel tunnel the Champagne regions is within easy access of the UK, making it an ideal location for a weekend retreat.
Alsace Lorraine - Eastern France
Whilst the site of many battles of both World War 1 and II, this region is famous for the palaces of the Dukes of Lorraine and Burgundy, fine art and medieval architecture. With lush green rolling countryside, it has been a favoured location of artists.
The area is also close to the German border and the heart of Europe, making it an ideal jump of point for people wishing to explore the wider area. Not surprisingly, the area has a strong German influence which can be seen in both the language and local architecture, and many renaissance towns exist that boast fortress like castles. The area also produces wines.
Franche Compte - Eastern France
Beautiful natural scenery including forests, lakes and rivers, and mountains make this an excellent region for outdoor sports such as fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing. Geographically, Franche-Comté consists of the high valley of the Saône with gently rolling countryside and a rustic simplicity, while the Jura Mountains are more rugged with dense forests, sheer cliffs, deep gorges and torrents of water.
The streams and lakes provide world-class fishing, making this an ideal location for fishing holidays.
Burgundy - Eastern France
With its local capital of Dijon, burgundy has a rich and varied history that dates back to Roman Gaul, and a distinctive local architecture that uses colourful roof tiles.
Famous for Burgundy wines and a glorious Ducal palace, the area has a strong Flemish influence which is evident in local foods and cuisine.
Dijon is just under an hour and a half from Paris on the TGV, and within easy reach are the Romanesque Basilica of Sainte-Madeleine in Vézelay, Fontenay's Cistercian Abbey, and the remains of Cluny near Mâcon.
The Morvan Massif's lakes and hills have also become a Mecca for hikers, boaters and mountain bikers.
Houses & Property for Sale - Champagne – Alsace Lorraine – Burgundy - Franche Compte