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French property law: clause and effect

Writing certain clauses into property contracts can protect your position as a buyer. Sue Busby details three areas that can help you safeguard the initial purchase contract

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WIN a copy of Daughter of Catalonia

We have 20 copies of Daughter of Catalonia to give away!

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Corrèze: France’s heart of stone

Quaint stone cottages in quiet rural villages sit among the majesty of the huge Limousin landscapes, as Carole Cusworth explores her home department of Corrèze

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Living in a Plus Beaux Village

Living in one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages is the ultimate dream for many househunters. Vanessa Couchman explains the practicalities of making it a reality

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Choosing a French mortgage

The number of French mortgages can be daunting but Sharon Hill asserts that they are all like vanilla sundaes. Now, would you like sprinkles or strawberry sauce with that?

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The historic lakeside town of Annecy

Annecy: new homes in France’s Golden Triangle

Shopping and sailing are on the doorstep of exclusive new homes to be built in the heart of the historic French lakeside town of Annecy

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One date, three locations: Bastille Day across France

France is in a celebratory mood this month as it commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris, but the festivities go much further than the French capital, as Ben Palfreyman discovers

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Self-sufficiency in France

Self-sufficiency is not just a French fancy. This month, Jessica Carter finds out how you could begin to take steps towards a more sustainable life across the Channel

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Pyrénées-Orientales: Catalan culture meets French flair

Under a shimmering dome of sapphire sky where mountains arch and waves roll, Solange Hando experiences a meeting of minds

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Q&A: Planning permission

Your questions answered by the experts

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Business of the Month: Le Clos de la Barre, Normandy

Just inland from the Normandy beaches, Rachel Johnston unearths a special B&B

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Buying property: cash or mortgage?

How you finance your property purchase in France is an important decision. Simon Smallwood considers the implications of buying with a French mortgage or with cash

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Throwing a party in France

Easy for guests to travel to, fantastic local food and beautiful romantic surroundings, what’s not to love about having a party in France, says Rosie Paddon

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This 13th-century manor with pool and panoramic view is for sale for 1.75m euros

Interview with an estate agent in Tarn-et-Garonne

Charles Smallwood celebrates 25 years at Agence l’Union and shares his view of the property market across the northern Midi-Pyrénées

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Nice vs London: an easy choice?

Dividing her time between the sun-drenched Mediterranean paradise of Nice and the history and bustle of London gives Ursula Rubery the best of both worlds

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Farming in France

Experienced farmers looking to transfer their talents to France should find life on the land challenging but rewarding. Read Lynette Eyb’s guide to get you started

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