Normandy surges back into fashion, as FrenchEntrée highlights first 2019 property hotspot

Normandy surges back into fashion, as FrenchEntrée highlights first 2019 property hotspot

  • Lonely Planet highlights Normandy as top 2019 region
  • Birthplace of Christian Dior known for its beauty and elegance
  • Normandy properties delighting buyers of all budgets

The next few weeks provide the perfect opportunity to glean insights into 2019’s first property hotspots and specialist French property agents FrenchEntrée have already begun, highlighting Normandy’s excellent credentials. Birthplace of the iconic Christian Dior, Normandy is home to an incredible array of chic, elegant homes that will impress even the most fashion-conscious of buyers.

“2019 is going to the year of Dior in a number of ways. The V&A is to host the largest ever House of Dior exhibition staged in the UK. Over in France, many second home buyers have their sights set on Christian Dior’s birthplace of Normandy as their top location.”

Alistair Lockhart, Property Director, FrenchEntrée

Normandy has just earned a spot on Lonely Planet’s Top Regions list, as part of the Best in Travel 2019 highlights. Its delightful beaches, superb cuisine (in particular its seafood, cheese and cider) and rich heritage all contributed to its inclusion as one of the globes most spotlight-ready regions.

Homes in Normandy provide plenty of choice for those looking for a permanent base in the area. From classic French chateaux with elegant chandeliers, marble floors and intricate woodwork, to stylish, contemporary homes that blend traditional features with modern twists, the region’s properties are exceptionally varied.

“Normandy is one of those areas where the more you find out about it, the more it charms you. From the wild coastline to the lively cities, it has broad appeal. It’s a wonderful region to introduce to people for the first time, particularly from a property perspective, as you can feel their excitement build as they discover more of Normandy’s delights.”

Alistair Lockhart, Property Director, FrenchEntrée

Packed with beauty, elegance and style, Normandy’s children have found much to inspire them in their native region. Musicians, composers, poets, novelists, actors, filmmakers, sculptors, painters and many more creative types have proudly called Normandy their home over the years. This beauty flows through to its property market, which is tipped to delight second home buyers with a wide range of budgets as one of France’s most elegant and exciting property hotspots of 2019.


Fashionable Normandy properties for sale

The beautiful, listed, 17th century chateau is set in wooded countryside and offers picturesque elegance for the discerning buyer. The property comes with an outdoor pool, tennis court, indoor pool with bar, sauna, hunting lodge, two caretakers’ homes and 74 hectares of parkland. Internally, the property features large and small living rooms, a billiards room, dining room, 11 bedrooms, two upper level living rooms and seven bathrooms (in addition to various ante rooms, dressing rooms, en-suites and service rooms). Price on application.

For those with a spare €1.95 million, this superb, authentic 18th century chateau will tick all the right boxes. A listed Historical Monument, it has suffered hardly any modifications since its construction, offering a traditional taste of luxury living in Normandy. Marble flooring, intricate wooden paneling, moulded ceilings and refined fire places abound.

Meanwhile, this spacious former farmhouse, which is on the market for €780,000, will suit buyers seeking a more modern style of home. The two restored houses have been carefully balanced with the surrounding countryside, to minimize their environmental impact. Both arranged over three floors, the homes offer flexible living accommodation that could easily be used as the basis of a bed and breakfast/gîte business.


For further information, contact FrenchEntrée on +44 (0)1225 463752 or You can also visit