The French Side

St. Martin, the northern “French Side” of the island (53 km2/20 sq. miles) is an overseas collectivity of France. French is the official language and the official currency is the euro. English is also widely spoken and the $US is accepted everywhere. The capital of St. Martin is Marigot with its chic European duty-free shopping and thriving market place.

Grand Case on the northern coast is a charming village renowned for its many fine restaurants, romantic waterfront dining and art galleries. The majority of St. Martin Sotheby's International Realty villas are located in an area known as Terres Basses (French Lowlands) on the Western tip of the island. Terres Basses is an exclusive gated enclave where properties are situated, for the most part, on a minimum of 2 acres. The area is home to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Baie Longue, Baie aux Prunes (Plum Bay) and Baie Rouge. We also have several villas in the very popular Orient Bay area, home to Orient beach with its many restaurants, bars and water sports. Other villa locations on the French side are Happy Bay on the northern coastline and Anse Marcel with its marina and beach resort.