Châteaurenard, a town in the countryside

At the foot of a small hill, between Saint-Rémy de Provence and Avignon, Châteaurenard is a charming commune offering all the assets of a town in the countryside.

Surrounded by orchards, between the Alpilles and the River Durance, Châteaurenard was a strategic defensive stronghold in feudal times. Built in 1170 by Lord Reynardus who gave his name to the village, Castel Reynard became Castel Renard, then Châteaurenard. A few remains from its long history have been preserved, notably two towers of the ancient castle. Based in Châteaurenard for over 15 years, Maxence Legros opened an agency there in 2019 before founding Legros Groupe Immobilier in 2023 with his partner, Laura Serrano, handling all aspects of real estate except trusteeship.

“Our main activities are, however, sales and seasonal rentals management,”

says Maxence Legros. Preferring to work with exclusive mandates, the team concentrates on quality rather than quantity. “Our aim is to see that each client is fully satisfied. We do everything possible, especially virtual tours, 2D and 3D blueprints, to orchestrate fast transactions all over the Alpilles, from Saint-Rémy to Avignon.” Maxence Legros also extends his proposals as far as Montpellier and Arles thanks to collaboration with two independent estate agents, and L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue for seasonal rentals. His analysis of the market ?

“We are seeing a decline in the number of buyers as compared with 2023, and a rise in the number of sellers. Buyers are, however, presenting solid files and concrete projects, which leads to transactions of quality even if some properties are witnessing a slight drop in their prices.”

Mostly French, the clientele of Legros Groupe Immobilier consists of investors and numerous buyers in search of a permanent new residence. Sixty per cent of them are from within the region, looking for a charming quiet house in the country or in town, near all amenities. “Châteaurenard provides all the services and shops necessary for a pleasant everyday life, whether for retirees or the actively employed with families. Already benefiting from several primary schools and two “collèges”, the commune has just inaugurated a secondary school, attesting to its dynamism. Proposing more attractive prices than some well-known neighbouring communes, Châteaurenard offers a strategic location, near access to motorways, while guaranteeing peaceful and secure living conditions.”

Furthermore, Legros Groupe Immobilier offers a wide array of properties from village houses at around 300,000 € to a prestigious contemporary “mas” of almost 300 m2 on offer at over 1 million euros, as well as authentic properties in need of renovation which may interest investors for purchase/resale purposes, and charming small properties at around 150,000 €, not forgetting a few apartments of quality.

These articles might interest you :

Update on the borderline market

Whether in Le Pays de Gex or Upper Savoy, the real-estate market on the border with Switzerland is still in good shape. For both new and old properties, buyers have a wide choice. Possibly a little too wide ?…


Le Pays de Gex, a privileged location

At the gateway to Geneva with its airport and international institutions, Le Pays de Gex appeals for its natural, quiet and residential setting. Benefiting from efficient transport networks, shops and amenities, this area in the north-eastern part of...


Annemasse, a very buoyant market

An average-sized town with 32,000 residents, Annemasse offers the advantage of a convenient location on the Franco-Swiss border, 2 km from the canton of Geneva. Its very lively property market mainly revolves around acquisitions of year-round homes b...


Le Pays de Gex, a market in its own right

Lying in the midst of luxuriant landscapes between the Massif du Jura and Lake Geneva, Le Pays de Gex offers immediate proximity to the border with Switzerland as its N°1 feature. This strategic location endows its with a unique and persuasive argume...


The Franco-Swiss region known as “Le Pays de Gex”

Between the Jura mountains and Lake Geneva, the main assets of Le Pays de Gex are its magnificent green scenery and, above all, its immediate proximity to the cantons of Geneva and Vaud. A strategic position, boosted by very efficient transport netwo...


La Chautagne, an authentic region

At the north-western tip of the département of Savoy, La Chautagne consists of 8 communes on the banks of Lake Bourget, the largest natural lake in France.