April 5, 2018

This is the most common form of hunting in France and is practiced by a large majority of huntsmen. Hunting estates can thus be found for sale all over the country.

Shooting requires a rifle or shotgun. It is a highly regulated activity being forbidden, for example, from a vehicle apart from in special cases (e.g. people with disabilities).

In France, shooting estates are home to all kinds of game.

There, you can hunt alone, as part of a beat, with pointers or with venery hounds. Since 1995, the sale of shooting estates has also been of interest to bow hunters, as this form of hunting is also classified as a kind of shooting.

N.B. you will be required to produce the necessary certificates. Special training is available for bow hunting.

An estate for every kind of buyer

In the south of France, the sale of shooting estates interests different types of buyer. In Languedoc-Rousillon, Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, Midi-Pyrénées and Rhône-Alpes, hunters of small game such as hare or woodcock are sure to find what they are looking for.

However, shooting estates are also home to big game animals such as the red deer, wild boar or roe deer, especially in Auvergne, Limousine and Franche-Comté. In Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes, the wood pigeon draws some specific buyers.


In the northern half of France, especially Ile-de-France, Normandy, Picardy, the North, Centre, Brittany, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Burgundy, the estates are often much vaster, stretching over several thousand hectares. Hunting with hounds is a very specific kind of hunting and requires such large estates.



 There is a very dynamic market for shooting estate sales.

Without going into the specifics, the shooting estate market is very dynamic, meeting demand across the country.

Shooting draws a high number of enthusiasts. Hunting estates are thus found at affordable prices since there is a wide choice across the country; however, the size of the estate will be in line with the hunter’s ambitions.




Economic view

The price of hunting estates lies between an average €4,000 and €6,000 per hectare nationwide.

Prices can however exceed €10,000/hectare in Ile-de-France and Sologne. In northern France, they can even pass €20,000€/hectare. A common form of hunting that can be enjoyed across France with help from Forêt Investissement.

Forêt Investissement offers a broad choice of hunting estates. Agency specialized in forest transactions and a valuation expert.

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