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GIRONDE – 72 miles of fine coastline …

Gironde is the largest french department with 2170 miles of rivers and 72 miles of fine coastline, and thanks to Bordeaux is home to 1.3 million people. It is named after the estuary that was formed by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. The department is most famous for its sandy beaches, delectable mussels and fine […]

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BRANTÔME – Jewel of the Dordogne

In the North West of the Perigord region is the charming village of Brantôme, sitting alongside the fast moving waters of the River Dronne. You can’t help but fall in love with the tiny cobbled streets, beautiful romanesque architecture round every corner and the lush greenery of the forests surround the town, framing the magnificent Benedictine […]

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AQUITAINE … Medieval village of Aubeterre sur Dronne …

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is situated in the south-east of the Charente department (16390) some 42 km south of Angoulême, 14 km east of Chalais and 16 km west by north-west of Ribérac. The Dronne river winds its way along the bottom of this medieval village. The commune forms part of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (The Most […]

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BORDEAUX – This month we meet Xavier Routurier, Leggett wine expert …

  “I was born on a vineyard, to parents who are both wine-growers!  Since training myself as an Oenologue (Wine Technician) I’ve spent a number of years developing a rich and all round experience of winemaking in Australia, New-Zealand, California and Bordeaux (Margaux).” “I decided to join the Leggett vineyard team, specialising in the sale of Bordeaux vineyards, as I felt […]

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AQUITAINE – the Atlantic Coast with its diverse beaches and landscapes …

The French Atlantic Coast, the westernmost point on the European continent, stretches from Hendaye in the Basque Country to Le Conquet in Brittany. In addition to these two regions, the Atlantic Coast includes Aquitaine, Vendée and Charentes. Fishing and maritime trade here fostered the development of great ports, such as Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Les Sables-d’Olonne,  Saint-Nazaire, Nantes and Brest. In the 19C sailors from these ports went off to fish the cod around […]

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AQUITAINE – Discovering the Aquitaine …

The region of Aquitaine forms the southwestern corner of France, which borders onto Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. The beautiful city of Bordeaux is the regional capital; it’s a port city on the Garonne River known back in the 18th and 19th century for its magnificent mansions, Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André and its expansive Musée des […]

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DORDOGNE – Where the story began …

Leggett Immobilier was formed, two decades ago, in a small office in the Dordogne. We chose this department because it offered a warm & sunny climate, a wonderful, rolling, landscape and (above all) properties that were full of character and affordable. Over the years our practice has grown and we now have agents in all […]

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DORDOGNE – Meet the Agent: Sally WEST

I have always been a Francophile and from an early age I spent wonderful holidays in France. I fulfilled my dream to actually live in this wonderful country several years ago. When our offspring reached the age when they were no longer dependent on us, my husband and I decided to search for a property […]

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