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Christmas rentals in France

The festive season is a time for guests to revel in French tradition and for property owners to reap rewards, says Glynis Shaw

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A visit here and you just don't want to go home: three houses, a pigeonnier and medieval chateau ruins for 875,000 euros

Dordogne and beyond: an estate agent interview

Cate Carnduff of Herman de Graaf Immobilier answers our questions

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4 ports of call in Brittany and Normandy

Arriving on France’s north-western shores, Ben Palfreyman sets off to explore the attractions and property of four major ports

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Nothing Like a Dream, £8.83, PublishNation, ISBN 978-1-291911923

WIN! a copy of Nothing Like a Dream

Enter our competition to win a copy of Jane Jennings’ Nothing Like a Dream

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Changes to the UK personal allowance explained

Robert Kent explains why most expats in France are unlikely to be affected if the tax-free allowance is withdrawn

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French property auction – catalogue now online

The catalogue for the UK’s first French property auction is now available

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The original shutters, ironwork and doors have been restored to their former glory

10 ways to style a period Provençal home

From fashion design in Italy to interior renovation in the south of France, Mathilde de Marchi shares her style tips with Samantha Mureau

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Not just for Christmas – 3 magical French regions

These 3 winter wonderlands are full of festive spirit, yet make ideal year-round destinations for visitors and househunters, as Vicky Leigh discovers

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The Romans were responsible for introducing vines around Bordeaux

Location spotlight: Aquitaine

Characterised by an eclectic mix of sea ports, meandering rivers and world-famous vineyards, Aquitaine also boasts many exceptional homes, as Joanna Leggett discovers

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Buying property in France: legal advice on the pre-contract stage

Going back to basics, Indra Balassoupramaniane explains how the pre-contract stage works in France for those who are just beginning their search for a property

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Homes with a view: some views are better than others

5 things to consider when buying property in France

Although the buying process in France is relatively straightforward, Nadia Jordan presents some potential problems you could discover – and how to overcome them

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1. St-Astier, Dordogne, 599,550 euros

Buying a French château or manor house for under €1m

4 magical examples on the market in Dordogne and the Loire Valley, chosen by Joanna Leggett

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The French auto-entrepreneur scheme

With reforms to the auto-entrepreneur scheme due to come into effect on 1 January 2015, Debbie Bradbury explains how these changes might affect your business

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La Fôret d'Armotte, Charente-Maritime

New development spotlight: luxury detached villas in Charente-Maritime

If you’re looking for a new development that offers flexibility in terms of personal use and rental income, this four-bedroom residence in sunny Charente-Maritime could be ideal

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French currency exchange explained

A penny saved is a penny earned, and by planning your currency exchange now you could have more euros to spend on a property in France next year, as Laura Parsons demonstrates

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