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Welcome to French Property News, the ultimate househunters’ guide to the French property market. Here you can find everything you need to know about buying a property in France, including advice on the legal process and financing your purchase, in-depth location guides to help you choose where to buy, and features on renovation and new-build property, as well as inspiring real life stories from those who’ve already found their dream home. With advice from estate agents, property finders, solicitors, and financial and tax experts, plus all the latest property news and market reports, it’s a one-stop shop for anyone considering a property purchase in France, whether now or in the future.  

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Crêpes and Galettes from the Breizh Café

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FPN September issue 295

September 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Find thousands of properties for sale across France

Thinking about buying a property in France?

The French Property Exhibition at Olympia Central, London on 18-20 September offers all the information and inspiration you need

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Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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French Property News August 2015 issue 294

August 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Buying guides

Who hasn't dreamed of owning a pad in Paris?

3 of the best: Paris apartments

Rachel Johnston trawls the Left and Right Banks for desirable pieds-à-terre under £1m

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My Dream Home: interview with an agent in Gascony

Ian Purslow of Purslow’s Gascony explains why this imposing period home 20km south of Auch wins his vote

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Buying guide part 8: structural surveys

Karen Tait takes a look at the reasons to have a structural survey carried out on a French property

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Who hasn't dreamed of owning a pad in Paris?

3 of the best: Paris apartments

Rachel Johnston trawls the Left and Right Banks for desirable pieds-à-terre under £1m

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10 top tips for retirement in France

Many people dream of retiring to France, and with the range of benefits and choice of options available it’s hardly surprising, says Sam Bottomley

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A guide to capital gains tax

Money matters can be tricky when you live with one foot on either side of the Channel, so let Rupert Holderness guide you through the muddy waters of capital gains tax

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Crêpes and Galettes from the Breizh Café

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Currency

Blacktower financial management

Never too late to take control of your financial future

Blacktower advises on some of the financial challenges that expatriates face when moving to France PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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Tax

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A guide to capital gains tax

Money matters can be tricky when you live with one foot on either side of the Channel, so let Rupert Holderness guide you through the muddy waters of capital gains tax

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French Village

French social charges explained

Sean O’Connor examines the controversy surrounding social contributions and asks: will the French government give way?

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French Country Cottages

Tax to pay when renting out property in France

Thinking of running a holiday let in France? Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of this type of venture and shares how you can best prepare for the current legislations

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Rooftops in Viviers, France

Changes to French social charges

Following the news of a major reversal in French social charges legislation, Kehinde Dauda explains how this might affect your investments in France

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Guide to setting up a business in France

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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