We are a group of enthusiastic and hard-working people who love the area and have a passion for property. Mostly of English origins, but all of us are bilingual English/French (one Dutch) and have a wealth of experience of the Normandy property market to draw upon.
At Leggett Immobilier, you can speak directly the team member who listed the property you are interested in - we will have visited, evaluated and listed it ourselves.
We are not a portal or introducer, we are an estate agency offering you genuine local knowledge and advice - we actually live and work in Normandy and all of us have made the move to France ourselves.
Arromanches was one of the centerpoints of the D-Day landings. Today, it hosts a large museum that explains the nuts and bolts of the great invasion … The landings are commemorated in the monuments, museums and the war graves of the thousands who gave their lives.
There are numerous wonderful places to visit throughout Normandy – Giverny is where you’ll find the home of one of the greatest impressionists; Claude Monet. Bayeux is an attractive old Norman town where the historic Bayeux tapestry was made, and is still preserved, 900 years after it was made. Falaise has an impressive Mediaeval fortress and was the birthplace of William the Conqueror and of course Le Mont Saint Michel, the world famous mediaeval abbey built on a rock in the bay – is a UNESCO world heritage site and remains one of France’s most visited historic monuments.
Next time you come to France, ensure Normandy and its wonderful countryside are on your shortlist of locations to search for a beautiful new home.
There’s a fantastic variety of property to chose from here, from small and inexpensive renovation projects – through mid-range family homes (both old and traditional or modern and efficient) – right up to stunning chateaux with extensive grounds and facilities. There’s building land, campsites, lakes, beach properties, gite complexes and business opportunities.
All this within an hour or so of the ferry terminal! Why spend a day driving across the whole country? We may not have such hot temperatures here as in the south, but it’s every bit as green and rural as the UK but with better weather.
Many people see Normandy as one region, when it is actually two regions with quite different landscapes and property prices. The common denominator is that you’ll find simply wonderful architecture in this part of the country. Whether its historic churches and cathedrals or timbered and thatched farmhouses, you won’t be disappointed.
Upper Normandy has slightly higher prices than its neighbour, although the ‘Normandy Riviera’ around Deauville, in Lower Normandy, is the place to go if you like people-watching.
Lower Normandy has an average property price of €132,000. Ports such as Cherbourg and Caen see a constant stream of buyers form the UK, many of whom stay locally because they seek a holiday home with easy access. Agriculture and tourism are two of the biggest industries here and the dairy farms are renowned as being the best in France.
Formerly the ‘Dukedom’ of Normandy, it is currently divided into two regions: Haute Normandie (Upper Normandy) in the East and Basse Normandie (Lower Normandy) to the West. Soon to be reunited, but still today separate regions of France.
Normandy is one of the greatest historic regions of France and the story of Harold and his cousin William the Conqueror is magnificently told in the historic Bayeux Tapestry dating back to the 11th century, which can be visited in Bayeux, a few miles to the west of Caen.
Le Havre, Caen and Rouen are the three main cities in this region. There are four smaller cities – or large towns, these being Evreux, in the Eure, Cherbourg and Dieppe, a minor seaport, and Alençon, capital of the Orne.
Outside the towns and cities, Normandy is a prosperous agricultural area, specialising in dairy products, fruit (notably apples) and mixed farming. The most famous regional products are the cheese Camembert, and two drinks, Cider and the spirit distilled from it, Calvados. Normandy is also famous for its racehorses, and the region has many top breeding stables.
Leggett have a wonderful selection of properties for sale in Normandie, take a look and see …
Even the French are sometimes amazed by its unexpected beauty and the variety of outdoor activities on offer in this part of Calvados. Craggy ravines on the banks of the river Orne are perfect for climbing, abseiling and paragliding enthusiasts. Enjoy trekking on horseback, Kayak or polo-kayak along a stretch of unspoilt river, hiking and picturesque villages straddling the river Orne.
All this in under one hour from the ferry!
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