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French property dream: Chalet Apsara, Méribel

Once autumn rain has given way to winter snow and sparkling slopes, could your French property dream be anything other than a chalet in the Alps? Rachel Johnston argues not

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Two-bedroom apartment in Les Houches for 280,000 euros

3 Alpine apartments in France

Are you one of the many considering investing in a ski property in France for the winter? Here are three Alpine apartments for sale with good access to the ski slopes to get you started

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The owners of this chateau in Dordogne rent it out in July and August for £8,000-9.500 per week

Getting into the château market in France

While the French nobility may have lost their titles during the Revolution, Michelle Denton Cook discovers that the life of a lord or lady of the manor can still be enjoyed today

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GBP/EUR exchange: how much further does your money now go in France?

What a difference a year makes. The GBP/EUR exchange rate has come a long way and your money now goes that much further in France as a result, as David Trumper discovers

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A winter view of Beuil

4 secret resorts in the southern French Alps

Leaving others to hurtle down the black ski runs of the Alps, Carolyn Reynier explores the lesser-known resorts in the south offering relaxed, family-friendly skiing

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Buying guide part 11: 7 questions about removals answered

With the keys to your new home safely in your hand it’s time to start packing up your belongings. Vicky Leigh considers the practicalities of a move to France

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Make sure you pay the right price for your French property

Are you paying the right price for your French property?

Working out how much the property you want to buy in France is worth can be difficult as there are many different factors that could affect the price. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac shares 8 tips on working out if the French property you want to buy is worth its asking price

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Paris Cocktails: The Art of French Drinking

WIN! A copy of Paris Cocktails

Enter our competition to win a copy of Doni Belau’s Paris Cocktails

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FPN December 2015 issue 298

December 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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Splash out on this beautiful mas 2km from the centre of Grignan (Drome), with eight bedrooms, independent gite, stables, pool, orchard and helipad  1,890,000 euros (

French property styles part 2: mas, chalet and Charentaise

In the second of a three-part series, Rachel Johnston looks at the mas, the chalet and the Charentaise

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3 things to do before starting a renovation in France

About to embark on a renovation project in France? Expert Matthew Chalk reveals three things to think about before your start work with the hammer!

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The ancient red rooftops of Uzes

A portrait of Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon

The department of Gard draws Solange Hando to stunning scenery, interesting heritage and property galore

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Keeping in touch: phone and internet in France

Staying connected with friends and family back in the UK is always an important part of living in France, so use Bob Elliott‘s guide to telecoms

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10 French tax residency myths debunked

When it comes to tax residency, Kehinde Dauda believes that the vast amount of confusion can easily be eradicated by busting a few common myths

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Why have a ski property that lies empty outside the winter sports season?

How to maximise your ski property’s rental potential in winter and summer

Glynis Shaw explains how you can market your mountain holiday let to maximise its potential all year round

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3 of the best: properties to renovate

3 of the best: properties to renovate

Rachel Johnston finds 3 irresistible reasons to dream big and do it yourself

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