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La Flotte, a manor with four gîtes in Charente-Maritime (ID 100427)

Top tips for successful holiday lettings in France

As the holiday season approaches, Glynis Shaw shares the rental trends she believes will be popular in 2015

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Cancelling French insurance policies: the loi Hamon explained

Making sure you double-check all your documents in France is a good policy for British expats, especially when it comes to cancelling insurance, says Guillaume Poissant

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How the couple's dream home will look when it is complete

New-build diary part 1: a timber-frame house in Charente

Timber-framed buildings may be rare in rural Charente, but Jess and Tom Kyle stay true to their ambition of building a Passivhaus-inspired home in the sunshine

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New ruling on French social charges

French social charges ruled illegal by Court of Justice of the European Union

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Château de Pau ©OTCPau-Guilhamasse

6 reasons to retire to Pau in south-west France

Vicky Leigh discovers why the capital of Pyrénées-Atlantiques is the perfect place to spend your retirement

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Bouches-du-Rhône, 2,995,000 euros

4 French homes with fabulous gardens

With spring on its way, Joanna Leggett retraces the history of garden styles in France and takes us round the gardens of some stunning homes on the market right now

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Why buy property with a French mortgage?

Why buy a property in France with a French mortgage if you could raise funds through UK equity release or have sufficient savings? Sharon Hill explains the benefits

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French Property News April 2015 issue

April 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

In the new April 2015 issue of French Property News we explore the best places for young people and families, plus we visit two family-friendly ski resorts where new residential developments have just been launched. We also reveal why buying in Provence won’t necessarily break the bank, while our expert advice covers everything from financing a purchase with a French mortgage and pension changes to keeping septic tanks in good working order and running a successful business.

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Understanding French tax regime for non-residents

Court of Justice of the European Union sanctions the French tax regime imposed on non-residents. Advertising Feature

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

WIN! The Hundred-Foot Journey on DVD

Enter our competition to win a copy of The Hundred-Foot Journey on DVD

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12 things you should know about buying a French property

Looking at French property for sale? Make sure you read this quick guide full of key facts first, whether it’s a French château, French farmhouse or small apartment you are searching for.

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A view of Résidence Kalinda in Tignes 1800

New ski properties in the French Alpine resort of Tignes

Ski property buyers can now keep an eye on daily progress on site as their new homes take shape


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The villa façade

Agent interview: French Riviera

Hans Huygens chooses a neo-Provençal villa with a view that’s hard to beat

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Plaisance's picturesque Rue des Thermopyles

4 secret villages in Paris revealed

City slicker or country bumpkin? If you’re a bit of both, try one of the French capital’s hidden villages, suggests Rachel Johnston

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French property buying guide part 3: mortgages and currency contracts

It’s not just about negotiating the best sale price; clever use of mortgages and currency contracts can save you money or even extend your budget

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New luxury villas close to the beach & golf course with optional rental income

Four bed, four bath villas with private gardens, pools & Jacuzzis on a fully managed residence with tennis, boules and a reception.Advertising feature

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