The most expensive areas in France in 2024

Eddie Sammon Investments

Which are the most expensive areas of France? 

European France is divided into regions (régions), each region is divided into departments (départements) and the departments are divided into communes. This article will focus on the average property prices per square metre.


Most expensive départements

The most expensive départements in France are the following, listed in order of price per square metre:

  1. Paris (Île-de-France): €10,684
  2. Hauts-de-Seine (Île-de-France): €7,461
  3. Val-de-Marne (Île-de-France): €5,433
  4. Alpes-Maritimes (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur): €4,565
  5. Seine-Saint-Denis (Île-de-France): €4,193
  6. Yvelines (Île-de-France): €4,114
  7. Haute-Savoie (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes): €3,965

However, each department is broken down into communes (or arrondissements for Paris).


Most expensive arrondissements (Paris)

Central Paris (department number 75) is divided into 20 arrondissements and the most expensive average prices per square metre are the following:

  1. 6ème arrondissement: €16,009
  2. 7ème arrondissement: €15,413
  3. 4ème arrondissement: €14,174
  4. 1ème arrondissement: €14,171
  5. 3ème arrondissement: €13,528
  6. 8ème arrondissement: €13,396
  7. 5ème arrondissement: €13,096
  8. 2ème arrondissement: €12,414
  9. 16ème arrondissement: €12,289
  10. 9ème arrondissement: €11,593
  11. 17ème arrondissement: €11,150
  12. 14ème arrondissement: €10,688
  13. 15ème arrondissement: €10,344
  14. 11ème arrondissement: €10,241
  15. 10ème arrondissement: €10,145
  16. 18ème arrondissement: €9,848
  17. 12ème arrondissement: €9,808
  18. 13ème arrondissement: €9,170
  19. 20ème arrondissement: €9,154
  20. 19ème arrondissement: €8,749


Most expensive communes (the rest of European France). 

  1. Val-d’Isère (Savoie): €11,691
  2. Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine): €11,108
  3. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Alpes-Maritimes): €10,551
  4. Saint-Tropez (Var): €10,469
  5. Ramatuelle (Var): €10,404
  6. Lège-Cap-Ferret (Gironde): €10,225
  7. Megève (Haute-Savoie): €10,138
  8. Les Allues (Savoie): €10,045
  9. Courchevel (Savoie): €9,608
  10. Saint-Mandé (Val-de-Marne): €9,304
  11. Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine): €9,267
  12. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (Haute-Savoie): €9,232
  13. Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine): €9,224
  14. Vincennes (Val-de-Marne): €9,195
  15. La Clusaz (Haute-Savoie): €9,125
  16. Eygalières (Bouches-du-Rhône) €8,933
  17. Veyrier-du-Lac (Haute-Savoie): €8,649
  18. Villefranche-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes) €8,634
  19. Soorts-Hossegor (Landes): €8,580
  20. Èze (Alpes-Maritimes): €8,378

Note that the list can vary depending upon the year and the data source.


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