Conti – French mortgages in the Dordogne

Taking its name from the grand river that winds its course through it, the Dordogne, or Perigord as it is known by the locals, is surrounded by beautiful golden stone villages, majestic chateaux and prehistoric caves, making it a desirable investment opportunity when looking to take out a French property mortgage.

Nestled in the south west of France, between the Loire valley and the majestic Pyrenees, the Dordogne is rich in history with its four main areas dating back to the four tribes that once lived there. The Perigord Noir (black Perigord) surrounds its popular capital of Sarlat and overlooks the Vezere valley and the Dordogne; this area is the most visited of all the four Dordogne regions and is a wise choice for a French mortgage opportunity, be it as a holiday-let, second home or relocation.

The Perigord Vert (green Perigord) is situated in the north of the Dordogne and takes its name from the luscious green emerald forests of the area. The Perigord Blanc (white Perigord) is the most industrial of the four areas and takes its name from the grey and white limestone and wide valleys that surround its region capital of Perigord.   Lastly, the Perigord Pourpre (purple Perigord) is famous for its wine and is named after the colour of the vineyards which cover the hills; its capital is Bergerac.

If you are looking at taking out a French mortgage it is important to note that the procedures differ markedly to that of a UK mortgage. Here at Conti we have years of experience helping to set up French mortgages for our clients, so you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure you get the best possible mortgage deal.

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