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The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

Buying guide part 7: the cooling-off period

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

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French mortgages: how to avoid possible pitfalls

While mortgages for non-residents are now easier to obtain in France, negotiating cash flow with French banks still needs careful handling, as Sharon Hill explains

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The facade and pool

Interview with an agent in Hautes-Pyrénées

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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Nice: the glamorous Riviera favourite

The southern sun rises on an era of eco architecture, environmental transport networks and new green spaces as Juanita Viale introduces us to the bright future of Nice

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Where to buy French property... if you want the seaside

Karen Tait takes her bucket and spade around France’s coastline

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Carey Hawkins

Real Life: a makeup artist in Charente

Having fallen in love with France on happy childhood holidays, Carey Hawkins explains how the arrival of her own daughter inspired her to finally live her dream

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France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

WIN! A copy of France: An Illustrated Miscellany

French Property News has three copies of France: An Illustrated Miscellany to give away

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With more than 800,000 hectares of vineyards across the country, France has plenty of options to choose from

The process and legalities of buying a vineyard property in France

Buying a vineyard in France is more complex than a standard property purchase but the right preparation will ensure it all goes smoothly, as Loïc Raboteau explains

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A farmhouse and barns converted into classic car storage!

3 ways to make your French property support your lifestyle

How can you make your French home support the lifestyle you love while you stick to doing what you love? Sam Bottomley investigates

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Learning the French language

Buying a second home in Paris gave Polly Fielding the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with French, and she’s helping her husband to learn it too

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The top 5 French villages of 2015

Vicky Leigh takes a tour of the winners as voted for on French TV programme ‘Le village préféré des Français’

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The cost of exchanging significant sums of currency can be frustratingly vague

Currency in France: getting the best exchange deal

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands but it can be a minefield, says Helen Scott. Here she shares her tips on how to navigate it successfully

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Having found your dream home and had your offer accepted, you then sign a legally binding contract

Buying guide part 6: the compromis de vente

Karen Tait lists 8 things you need to know about signing on the dotted line

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