French Businesses for Sale

We often get asked at – “how can we move to France but also earn an income?” “We love France but we cannot afford to retire yet – have you any suggestions?”

Businesses for Sale in France

One way to earn an income is to buy an existing business in France. Depending on your budget – we have opportunities from bars to hotels and plenty in between. In general businesses are expensive in the South. “Rural” located businesses tend to be cheaper. We have also include Lakes as there is a good demand for fishing businesses.

Gites and B&Bs

One of the favourites! In terms of businesses, this is a very popular way forward. Typically a “Gites” business consists of a property for the owners and several other units for letting purposes. The other units are often converted barns or outbuildings. If you are considering this option, please remember that the letting season is typically just July and August. There is plenty of competition! So you may need a USP and a good location near one of budget airline airports to extend the season.

We have also properties categorised under “Gite Potential“. These will need some cash spent on conversions. This may be a cheaper route but bear in mind the conversion costs.


There are many opportunities to build new properties and this year there has been a big demand for land for development.

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