Traditionally, France has not had a reputation as a tax-efficient country for wealthy residents. In particular, France’s wealth tax on world-wide net assets, the Impot de solidarité sur la fortune (ISF), made headlines for chasing away celebrities such as Gerard Depardieu. French Parliament has now approved the transformation of the ISF into the Impot sur la fortune immobilière (IFI). [...]
Vence is often overshadowed by its more glamorous sister, St Paul-de-Vence. Whereas the latter is a pristine example of a tourist village perché, Vence is more down to earth and affordable. Vence is already popular with French holiday home buyers, including expat French buyers looking for a home base. They like that the town is more authentic and not a "show" village. They also like its proximity to Nice, the airport, and the coast, as well as the countryside feeling, without being isolated.