French Real Estate | Which City to Invest in 2022?

The global health crisis has radically changed real estate priorities. French property buyers are now looking to invest and live in places offering a high quality of life, regardless of dystopian government health measures. These attractive destinations in France generally include the French coastal towns which are easily accessible.

In this article, we are going to list the French destinations that have grown in popularity considerably over the past 18 months, offering attractive investment opportunities.


The city ofAnnecy ideally located between lake and mountain and economically, Annecy is very attractive with groups like NTN-SNR and Dassault Aviation, a mechatronics center, many companies in animation cinema and video games. The city has however managed to keep the charm of a medium-sized city.

The rental market in Annecy is particularly interesting for investors. A furnished studio in the city center of 30 m² is very easy to rent 700 € per month. Even if the prices per m² are high with 5 € on average, loan rates are particularly attractive in Annecy.




City Bayonne is ideally located 10 minutes from the beaches of Anglet and 30 minutes from Spain.

Bayonne attracts more and more students, and in addition to its exceptional geographical location, Bayonne also attracts many tourists and new inhabitants each year.

Labeled "City of Art and History", Bayonne has a very rich cultural heritage, with among others its Gothic cathedral listed as a World Heritage Site, the ramparts, the Cloister, the Château-Vieux, and the Basque museum.

With an average price of 3000 Euros per m², a median rent of 11 euros per m² and an average gross rental profitability of 4,4%, which can even go up to 7% for studios in the city center, Bayonne is increasingly popular with investors.

Invest in Bayonne


La Rochelle

With a population density of around 75 inhabitants, over an area of ​​000 km², La Rochelle is one of the 28 largest agglomerations in New Aquitaine.

La Rochelle is home to an economy mainly based on boating and agribusiness, and today on new technologies.

People who invest in La Rochelle are mainly looking for small apartments close to the city center or houses on the outskirts near La Rochelle.

Investors are increasingly interested in the city of La Rochelle for its cultural, tourist and economic assets. La Rochelle's living environment is already attracting a lot of new inhabitants.

La Rochelle


Ideally located between the Landes to the north and the Basque Country to the south, Anglet is very touristy and welcomes thousands of visitors every year and recently, new inhabitants. Taking advantage of its proximity to the ocean, Anglet has 11 beaches spread from the north to the south of the city.

Benefiting from a privileged geographical position, Anglet offers an ideal living environment between sea and mountains, Bayonne and Biarritz enjoying mild temperatures throughout the year.

Eligible for the Pinel device and located in zone B1, the city allows you to exempt your taxation from tax within the framework of a real estate investment for rental purposes. A sparsely populated and very sprawling city by the sea with exceptional forests and golf courses, Anglet offers a calm and pleasant living environment that attracts many investors every year.

Invest in Anglet



The capital des Alpes-Maritimes can count on its ideal geographical location. Nice is less than an hour's drive from both the sea and the mountains. Another strong point: it is also a very sunny city. At present, Nice, but also the hinterland, enjoy a strong attractiveness.

With a good quality / price ratio at real estate level, it is an excellent investment in the medium and long term.




Biarritz, a seaside resort in the heart of the Basque country, is a city with many facets. True treasure of the Atlantic coast, Biarritz is renowned for its superb beaches and quality of life

Biarritz is an active seaside resort, ideally located less than 25 km from the Spanish border. The city has a train station, allowing quick access to Bordeaux or Toulouse, as well as an airport, located 3 kilometers from the city center.

Invest in Biarritz


Hyères is one of the most attractive cities in terms of real estate investment in the Var. The living environment is one of the first reasons that attract people to settle, to work or to study. The geographical location makes more than one dream, as is the Mediterranean climate of the seaside resort.

To make your investment profitable, give preference to new apartments, in particular those located near the sea. These properties are not only easy to rent but, once the rental period is over, they are above all easy to resell, with in particular a potential strong in terms of real estate capital gain.



In conclusion

With the tendency to gravitate towards places that offer a balanced mix of nature, work and culture opportunities, it is no surprise that the majority of rapidly growing French cities are located along the coast. If you want to move to invest in the Basque Country, our team at O'Plus Real Estate specializes in simplifying the process.