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Phone lines and broadband in France

With a huge range of choices available for buyers in France looking to install communication services, Bob Elliott guides you through the various options

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French community integration

Looking back at life in France so far, Neil Spoonley recalls how he and his wife slowly fitted into the community by attending, among other things, village dinners and dances

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Coast to coast in Charente-Maritime

With sun-soaked beaches galore, Charente-Maritime is the place to go to feel the sand between your toes, but there’s plenty more besides, as Solange Hando discovers

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Survey before signing

No matter how idyllic the French home you’ve found might be, Matthew Cameron defends the legal benefits of conducting a survey before handing over the money

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A tour of Bagnères-de-Luchon

Looking to buy in France and put your property to work? Nadia Jordan shows us around spa town Bagnères-de-Luchon, a southern gem with year-round appeal

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This secluded property in desirable Valbonne (Alpes-Maritimes) is on the market for E580,000

Interview: Property search agent in Provence

Betty Bloom of SPA Properties shares her view of the current property market in her sunny south-east corner of France

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New apartments planned for popular French ski resort

Plans for a brand new résidence de tourisme in the ski resort of Les Carroz d’Araches are ‘tip-top’

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The disused farmhouse was in a sorry state when Karin and Edwin Pollard bought it in 1989

Farmhouse renovation in Lot-et-Garonne

Faith Warn meets a couple who have kept an eye on history while renovating a ruin in order to keep the past alive

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This two-bedroom cottage in Finistère is on the market for ¬55,000 (JB French Houses)

France for first-time buyers

It’s not just seasoned buyers that are searching for French homes. As Jessica Carter discovers, first-timers are also catching on to France’s property-buying potential

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Property shopping in south-west France

The south-west corner of France is equal parts paradise and playground, where you can ski the peaks and surf the waves. Yvonne Russell explores this stunning area

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There are a number of reasons why prospective purchasers should consider having a survey done

Property surveys in France

Looking beyond the initial beauty of an old French home can be tricky, but, as Andrew Bailey explains, there are many benefits to undertaking a pre-purchase survey

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Chalet renovation in the Alps

After 22 months of hard work, this farmhouse has been transformed from a dilapidated pile into one of the most chic chalets on the slopes

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Septic tanks explained

Understanding septic tank systems, and the regulations surrounding them, will help you avoid being caught out when purchasing your French home, says Gordon Barnes

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The medieval village of St-Cirq-Lapopie clings to a rocky outcrop

Quercy calling

If historic architecture and spectacular countryside are your ideal combination, it’s worth putting the Quercy region in south-west France on your must-see list for this year, urges Julie Savill

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'The Pigeon House' in Normandy has two bedrooms and is on the market for 92,000 euros

A view on the French property market

Patrick Joseph of My French House shares his view of the current property market across France

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The new résidence will be located close to the foot of the cable car which lifts skiers to the Aiguille du Midi

New development in famous French ski resort

Plans are unveiled for the first five-star résidence de tourisme in the French ski resort that hosted the first Winter Olympics

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