Saturday, April 14, 2007

Cordes for Sale?

Abandoned houses in Cordes intrigued me even more than the many lovely renovated buildings. The one above sparkled with brilliant blue, but apparently no one comes home through its cheery door.

I've always been one who likes to take a gander through old windows into empty rooms, but sometimes this wasn't possible:

Overall, we were amazed by the number of houses for sale in Cordes sur Ciel. I didn't do any research into this subject, but we must have seen dozens of homes à vendre, leaving us to assume that prices are out of sight and/or that potential buyers are not so enthusiastic about homes with lots of charm, but little or no garden, or just a patio with a view of thousands of tourists all summer.
Some owners might do better to change their "for sale" sign so it's more in keeping with the village's atmosphere:

We also saw plenty of homes that were apparently inhabited, but in need of some good renovation work:


But for some, it's too late!

I was interested to note that all of the charming properties in the Cordes area haven't been bought up already. Seriously, most places don't look like the one above! If you're interested a home in the Cordes area, take a look here.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

My husband and I would love to renovate a charming old house somewhere - but unfortunately the cash for doing so is a little bit hard to come by!

Annie said...

Hi Betty, Yes, I'm still posting daily. It's been about a year now and it just feels right to do it everyday.

I do love these perched villages though I never saw this one. I was in several in Provence a few years ago. Of course there are too many tourists (I was one, you know, along with so many) to want to actually live there. But they are so picturesque, so different from what I've seen in the US.

Betty C. said...

Personally, I wouldn't want to live in village with any particular tourist quotient - I don't know how they take it!

Tinsie said...

Awww those houses look beautiful!
I'd love to buy a charming old house and renovate it. Unfortunately, lack of funds is a major obstacle...

Betty C. said...

That was part of our dream too and somehow we've ended up living in four modern houses and even building one from scratch...it's not so easy to find the perfect "old" house that won't break the bank, isn't too dark, isolated, or in the middle of a village, etc...