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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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Throwing a party in France

Easy for guests to travel to, fantastic local food and beautiful romantic surroundings, what’s not to love about having a party in France, says Rosie Paddon

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An artist's impression of MGM's new résidence de tourisme Le Napoleon

Latest development in Montgenèvre in the French Alps

Newest résidence takes shape in France’s oldest ski resort

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Healthcare in France

Your entitlement to medical cover in France can be a complex issue, so we’ve asked Johanna Matthews to answer some of your most frequently asked questions

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Local Council and European Elections 2014

In a discussion with Neil Spoonley, the Maire of Beyssenac in Corrèze, Francis Comby, explains why expats should register on the local electoral roll before 31st December this year

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A lovely village in the Lot valley

Currency update September 2013

Philip Ryan provides valuable insight into the latest currency situation in the UK and Europe

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Buying guides

Interview with an estate agent in northern France

Edward Lazarus of Domus Abroad shares his view of the property market across the northern half of France

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This 13th-century manor with pool and panoramic view is for sale for 1.75m euros

Interview with an estate agent in Tarn-et-Garonne

Charles Smallwood celebrates 25 years at Agence l’Union and shares his view of the property market across the northern Midi-Pyrénées

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Château Lalgayrié

Lady of the Manor

Rachel Johnston chats to Lady Colin Campbell about her special house in Tarn

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Interview with an estate agent in northern France

Edward Lazarus of Domus Abroad shares his view of the property market across the northern half of France

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French property law: clause and effect

Writing certain clauses into property contracts can protect your position as a buyer. Sue Busby details three areas that can help you safeguard the initial purchase contract

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We have 20 copies of Daughter of Catalonia to give away!

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Corrèze: France’s heart of stone

Quaint stone cottages in quiet rural villages sit among the majesty of the huge Limousin landscapes, as Carole Cusworth explores her home department of Corrèze

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Currency

If you plan to run a business in France, make sure you get the most from currency exchange

Making the most of currency exchange

If you are running a business in France, it’s important to get your currency exchange arrangements right. Laura Parsons explains how you can use brokers to your advantage to ensure you get the best deal

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Tax

Tax regimes when working in France

Debbie Bradbury explains the different structures and tax regimes available to you should you be planning to start and run a business in France

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Ensure you get your taxes right when renting out your property

Taxation on holiday homes

Alex Romaine explains how taxation works on holiday homes in France and shows how you can save money on furnished and unfurnished rental properties with some simple accounting

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Working in France

Ciara runs her upholstery business from her 17th-century chateau deep in the Gers countryside

Running an upholstery business in Gers

Sandra Haurant meets an expat who has turned her love of textiles into a thriving upholstery business, which is based in a Gers château

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Making your French rental a success

Setting up your own holiday rental in France? Damian Sheridan runs through five essential steps to help make it a success

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