Groupe Mercure 2015 magazine

"According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ latest assessments, France on the way to become the world’s n°1 holiday destination : it could exceed 85 million visitors in 2015.

Why does it attract so many tourists from around the world? And why do the French stay in France for their holidays ? Our way of life, our gastronomy, our exceptional landscape, of course, but also a unique architectural heritage which is the envy of the rest of the world.

With 38 sites ranked on the Unesco World Heritage list, France is full of treasures like its historic  towns, its religious buildings, its castles and mansions. The French love their heritage : The Heritage  day (Journées du Patrimoine), organized everywhere in France, has had a growing success for the  last 32 years.

The future of our heritage is an issue that concerns us all. Its protection and preservation is a key issue for Groupe Mercure and its hundred employees.

How? By sharing our passion, supporting and advising the owners, guiding our national and international buyers, and also highlighting some 3000 properties for sale on our French, English, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian and Chinese websites... not forgetting our exclusive Mayfair affiliation to the international network which includes 300 selected branches worldwide.

It’s with pleasure we leave you to discover our selection for 2015-2016 : Fine French properties, of which some historical, have spanned centuries and will delight those who believe in their future."


Pierre Chassaigne, Chaiman

Anne de la Sauzay, CEO