Just seen this interesting article about who is buying property in France and where they are buying it. It seems the British are still the biggest foreign buyers but that the proportion of non-French buyers is falling. There's a very interesting map showing the areas of France and what percentage of each nationality is buying in those areas. Worth a look.
I suppose the relatively healthy British market is helped by the exchange rate and the decreasing Belgian & Dutch market the opposite.
The market is actually quite bouyant in this area according to the many agencis i've spoken with over the past few months though the 'larger' more expensive properties aren't selling so well. Out of the last six visits i've had at my place over the past year only one was with British clients.