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Old 28.08.2011, 16:42
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We are currently linving in Basel. We are thinking about renting a house in france, close to the border. Do you know any nice area for expats and children would you suggest any real state agency?
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Old 04.09.2011, 23:32
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Re: Living in france

Seems like Saint Louis is the most popular area for expats. You can also look into the smaller villages of Huningue, Hegenheim, & Hesingue.

Further west is Hegenthal-le-Bas which I've heard nice things about.

Sorry I can't give you a referral for an agency but when using one in France, I suggest you call them rather than email. French agencies can be very unresponsive to emails.

You can start on these sites which should lead you to agencies. Good luck!!


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Re: Living in france

If you go to Saint Louis, you'll find quite a few real estate agencies (immobilier).

One in particular that speaks some English is General Immo (near the library and Mairie) in the center of town.

There is another one on the main road if you take the #11 Tram and walk across the border, but I can't remember the name. They advertise that they speak English, but I've never used them.

Just keep in mind that in Alsace, you only occasionally find people who speak English well. German speakers no problem. But administrative type stuff...French only.
Considering a trip to Alsace?
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Re: Living in france

It depends where you work and what your own comute policy is. Between the border and St Louis centre, the prices are Swiss. Some people like Hunningue, Village neuf, or in the other direction Leymen, Neuwiller, Hegenthal, Liebenswiller.
Transportation/comute is crucial. France = car.
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