Great article from the London Evening Standard regarding the Riviera back country and villages. The article includes French Riviera properties and comments from Home Hunts including:
“Character-packed villages and small towns with local markets, offering a taste of gentle Provençal life, attract British buyers, including Valbonne, Saint-Paul de Vence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Roquefort-les-Pins.
Tim Swannie, of property specialist Home Hunts (www.home-hunts.com), points out that while price falls inland have helped to boost interest, many Britons actively prefer being away from the frenzied coastline pace. He has seen sales surge by 90 per cent this year compared with last”
Or here – Evening Standard 12th August