Beyonce and Jay Z are planning to have a baby in France.

The showbiz power couple are reportedly planning to buy a property in France where they ''hope'' to conceive their second child.

According to reports, Beyonce, 33, and Jay Z, 44, - who are already parents to two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy - are keen to take a year out in Europe and start trying for a baby.

A source said: ''Jay and Bey have been spending a lot of time in Paris lately and they adore France.

''They're hoping to conceive their second child out there. And taking a year out will allow Beyonce to have a quiet, stress-free pregnancy.''

The insider told the Daily Star that the pair - who finished their joint 'On the Run Tour' in September- are keen to enjoy the ''laid-back'' French culture.

The source said: ''Beyonce is keen to put down roots there because her mum's side of the family are part-French and they adore the laid-back lifestyle and culture.

''So next year they'll put music on the back-burner and enjoy France, spending time in the gorgeous château in Chigny-les-Roses.

''They want to have some time doing very little, enjoying Blue Ivy and chilling out. They are hoping she will pick up the lingo too. And of course it will be great for their French.''