“For year-round homes, our clientele mainly consists of executives working in Sophia-Antipolis, large laboratories in Grasse, and company directors,”
Le Rouret : Provence on the Côte d’Azur
Radia Amar - 08 September 2022
Ideally located midway between Cannes and Nice, Le Rouret is a charming village just 10 km from Grasse. Offering a pleasant, quality lifestyle, Le Rouret and its neighbouring communes, such as Opio, draw a good number of families looking for year-round homes.
With an abundant array of olive-trees, oaks and pine trees, Le Rouret is characterized by its charm, much like a village in Provence. It has preserved some lovely old stone buildings and a picturesque square surrounded by plane trees, where a church is enthroned with a tiled roof crowned by a bell-tower. Carefully restored and maintained, Le Rouret is an elegant, peaceful and residential village offering all the infrastructures necessary for a pleasant family life.
Over the years, good restaurants such as Le Clos Saint-Pierre, Mezcla Loca and the Chez Nini bistrot have opened, along with quality shops giving priority to local producers, pursuing organic and responsible agriculture, like Le Marché de nos Collines. This commune in Le Pays de Grasse has remained true to its earth-related traditions offering the magical cultivation of roses for perfume, olive-trees with a certifed oil by J.Ph Frère, and truffles to the north, away from the urban area. Home to some 4,800 year-round residents, Le Rouret’s population swells with the arrival of fine weather.
Jeanne-Chantal Brun Signoret founded the Opio Rouret Immobilier agency here in 1983, becoming a member of the network “L’Adresse”. It is thus an address with expertise in transactions involving villas and building plots in Le Rouret, Opio, Châteauneuf-de-Grasse and Roquefort-les-Pins. Though over the past 10 years, it has also handled sales of apartments in recent residences that have extended the property market in this prized area. On a re-sale basis, they fetch from 4,000 to 5,000 € per sq.m, depending on their condition.
explains the agency’s director. Sales of second residences have accounted for about 12% of her transactions this year, with a clientele from northern Europe making a timid comeback. All buyers are faced by limited offerings, the stock of available properties having been pounced upon at the end of the first lockdown, and building land literally depleted !
says Jeanne-Chantal Brun Signoret. Who mentions, by way of example, a superb villa of 231 m2 in an elevated position, close to the heart of the village. In excellent condition, it offers light and airy volumes with picture windows and sweeping views. Benefitting from a self-contained apartment, it stands in mature flat grounds of 2,510 m2 with a lagoon-style pool, and is priced at 1,590,000 €. Highly positive and fully aware of her area’s strong features, Jeanne-Chantal Brun Signoret and the five members of her team rely on the quality of their sound reputation, built on almost four decades of activity, to propose properties of quality. “We have adapted to new ways of working while preserving the DNA of a semi-family proximity agency, always offering a warm welcome. Today, each client needs personalized follow-up.”
“In such a context, properties offered below 1 million euros have seen their value rise, with villas and other properties over 1 million euros holding steady,”