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Paris Cocktails: The Art of French Drinking

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FPN November 2015 issue 297

November 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Latest articles from Living France

Lille Christmas market © OTCL Lille / Laurent Ghesquiere

9 festive events in France in December 2015

France is a magical place in December with traditional marchés de Noël in almost every town but there is also a turkey parade and a Christmas swim in the Mediterranean to look forward to...

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Callian in Var © Pierre Behar

Exploring Var in southern France

Stretching from Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean coast through mountains and forest to the Alps and the Gorges du Verdon, the department of Var in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is certainly diverse and popular with those looking for a life in the sun

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2015 Fête des Lumières honours victims of Paris attacks

Instead of the usual light show, a candlelit tribute will be held in Lyon in December in memory of those who died in the Paris attacks

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Les Escavalins olive farm in Var © Gerry Whitcombe-Power

Expat life: running an olive farm in Var

An olive farm in Var in Provence captured the hearts of British couple Gerry and Mark Whitcombe-Power, and they transformed the rundown farm into a gîte business and now produce their own AOC olive oil. Find out how they did it

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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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Tax residency rules in France and th eUK © Andy Robert Davies

Tax residency rules for France and the UK explained

Where are you resident for tax purposes? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Tax expert Rob Kay explains the tax residency rules for France and the UK

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Tax credits for renovation work in France

Tax credits are available for renovation projects in France, particularly for making a property more energy efficient. Tax expert Rob Kay explains what’s available and how credits are applied

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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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Working in France

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Finding a builder in France

Finding a reputable builder can be difficult. British expat and project manager Charlie May explains how to find a builder in France and how to decide if they are the right person for you

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How to carry out a renovation in France

Renovation expert Matthew Chalk reveals the renovation process in France and gives his advice to make a project run smoothly

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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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