A French property mortgage for a rural retreat in Franche-Comte

Anyone looking for a French property mortgage is unlikely to have heard of Franche-Comte. However this unheard of region has some of the most grandiose scenery in the whole of France. It is often referred to as ‘little Canada’ due to its unspoilt pine forests and rivers which meander peacefully through its stunning mountain ranges and past its panoramic viewpoints.

With dense woodland and wild, open spaces, Franche-Comte is a magnet to walkers and other lovers of the outdoors. The Jura, which is the chain of mountains lying across the region, is a fantastic destination for those interested in cross-country skiing, horse riding and mountain-biking. If you are looking at mortgages on property abroad for a life in the great outdoors, this is the place for you.

Find a French property mortgage for a breath of fresh air

Thanks to its vast open spaces and wonderfully fresh air, the main source of Franche-Comte’s economy is the dairy industry. This means that cheese lovers can enjoy both cheese and wine trails across the region to sample the local produce the area has to offer.

The array of fish, game smoked meats, snails, mushrooms and sausages mean any weight you lose from enjoying the outdoor pursuits in the area, you are likely to put straight back on from all the wonderful food.

Once controlled by the Spanish, Franche-Comte’s capital, Besancon, still displays extensive fortifications built by the well known architect Vauban. The capital also boasts a rich cultural atmosphere and is famed for being a music loving city home to various music, theatre and dance festivals every year. For those looking for a French property in a city within reach of the countryside, Besancon could well be the place for you.

With a French property mortgage, you can have a rural retreat in Franche-Comte

If however you want a property deep in the heart of the countryside, a property in the Loue Valley may be more to your liking. With waterfalls flowing through a deep wooded gorge, the Loue Valley offers stunning panoramas and is a paradise for those interested in canoeing or fishing, thanks to the beautiful clean waters of the river Loue.

If the idea of a house nestled in the undisturbed region of Franche-Comte sounds appealing to you, why not see what French mortgages Conti can offer you? A house in France can make a great holiday home and thanks to the quick and inexpensive transport links, it can easily be reached for a weekend break away.

Conti can help you find a French property mortgage,

At Conti, our French mortgage team has years of experience helping people realise their dream of having a mortgage in France.

For information about obtaining a French property mortgage and to learn about our great French mortgage rates, why not give us a call or email today?

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