French mortgages and buying a piece of history in Agincourt
French mortgages continue to be the most sought-after overseas mortgages by British expats. This is perhaps unsurprising given our ancestors’ long history of French invasions – France has always endeared the English to her shores and battles over her land has caused many a bitter war over the centuries.
The battle of Agincourt is one of the most famous of these with Shakespeare’s Henry V wonderfully depicting the English conquering of the French town. In this infamous battle in 1415, more than 12,000 French soldiers and noblemen were killed while the English casualties only ran into the hundreds despite the French army outnumbering the English by thousands.
Follow Henry V’s footsteps with a French mortgage
Nearly six hundred years since Henry V’s invasion, little has changed in this sleepy region of Pas-de-Calais. Visitors can stand on the crest of the famous hill where Henry and his men famously once fought and walk through the forest of Agincourt which once hid the English army.
The picturesque setting of Pas-de-Calais has plenty more than just its history to offer. For the French property buyer, Pas-de-Calais is the most convenient place for a mortgage for a property abroad. Its easy reach of both ferry ports and the Eurostar mean that you really can enjoy a long weekend away from the stresses of England without a long and arduous commute to hold you back.
Find French mortgages to enjoy the culinary of France
As well as its rather notable battle-scarred past, Pas-de-Calais is also well known for its incredible gastronomy. Culinary highlights include carbonnade a la flamande in which beef, onions and beer are boiled to make a delicious tasting pot-au-feu (boiled dinner) with waffles or fruit-filled pies for dessert.
If you are looking for a French mortgage to follow King Henry V’s historic footsteps, the overseas mortgage people at Conti can help you.
Find French mortgages with Conti
With years of experience helping British expats find the best French mortgage rate for a French property of their dreams, you can be sure that with Conti you will find the best range of mortgages for France.
Why not call us today and find out more about French mortgages and get one step closer to owning a house in France.
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