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Have you ever explored France’s Tarn valley?

From the magnificent bridges that soar above the valleys to the charming facades in its lively villages, Carine Bar explores her personal highlights of this area of France

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The farmhouse's pretty facade

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Susan Dixon of Papillon Properties explains why this traditional farmhouse, on the market for €267,000, gets her vote

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Dordogne's pretty countryside includes quintessential vineyards

Setting up a business in Dordogne

We speak to 3 experts about the benefits of setting up a business in this iconic part of France

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This six-bed villa in Var is less than an hour from Nice airport and is on the market for 735,000 euros (

Sunny money: buying property with a mortgage in Provence

While the banks can be reluctant to lend funds in some parts of France, Simon Smallwood explains why the more stable the local markets are, the easier it is to obtain a mortgage

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

WIN! Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

French Property News has two signed copies of Beth Haslam’s memoir Fat Dogs and French Estates to give away

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The process of viewing French properties should not be rushed

Buying guide part 5: French property viewings and price negotiation

Karen Tait offers 10 top tips to help you get the most out of viewing trips in France and negotiating the best possible price

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FPN June 2015 issue

June 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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Payment delays after selling a French property

The proceeds of your French property sale might not go straight to your bank account and there are many reasons why there may be a delay, as Matthew Cameron explains

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Roy and wife Mary in Bellissima's art-adorned salon

Caught on canvas: an interview with British artist Roy Petley

Roy Petley invites Rachel Johnston into the beloved Dordogne home that has inspired a profusion of paintings

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French tax: changes to the ‘assurance vie’

Changes to the way assurance vie policies are treated can have a considerable impact on your tax bill. Use Robert Kent’s expert guide to find out how this may affect you

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The stalls at the 'Braderie' cover more than 100km ©OT Lille Maxime Dufour Photographie

5 famous locations in France

Some of our favourite parts of France have a lot to offer to both visitors and househunters alike, as Vicky Leigh discovers

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The citadel of Carcassonne

Discover Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Villages brimming with history, vineyards bursting with grapes and olive groves scattered across the countryside – welcome to Cathar country, says Joanna Leggett

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Marketing your business successfully in France

After covering the logistics of starting a business in France last month, Sally Stone considers the importance of good marketing to ensure your new French venture is a success

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Top tips for buying a property in France. credit: Dennis Jarvis, Flickr

Your Guide to Buying Property in France

France is still one of the most popular location choices for British families buying a holiday home abroad, and with it being safe, secure, and easy to get to, more and more people are buying. We have put together a guide to give you all you need to know about buying in France. So get your notepad at the ready so you can plan, prepare yourself, and take advantage of our top tips. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Tax on renting unfurnished property in France

For those planning to generate an income from their French home, Kate Brehaut considers the tax implications of renting out an unfurnished property in France

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French property buying guide part 4: inheritance

Sue Busby considers some of the inheritance problems that French property buyers may face further down the line, and finds the French way may be the best way

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