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House buyers in France receive a dossier of information regarding the condition of the property

Diagnostiques part 1: Asbestos, termites and lead

In France, house buyers receive a dossier of information regarding the general condition of the property. In this series, John Marshall runs through some key elements of the report

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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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La dégustation de cognac en France

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

WIN! A copy of Crêpes and Galettes from the Breizh Café

Enter our competition to win a copy of Crêpes and Galettes from the Breizh Café

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FPN September issue 295

September 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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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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4 of our favourite French cities

Lynette Eyb explores four cities that offer a rich heritage and easy access

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This computer-generated image shows how MGM’s Chalet Les Marmottons in La Rosière will look when the development is completed
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More ski runs and lifts make La Rosière an attractive investment location

Construction of new ski properties in ‘the sunniest ski resort in France’ continues apace in the wake of news of new pistes and ski lifts. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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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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Civil partnerships and estate planning in France

Following recent changes to legislation in France and the UK, Matthew Cameron explains the legal implications of civil partnership relationships in France

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Burgundy is one of the three least populated regions of France

Where to buy French property... to escape the crowds

Karen Tait goes in search of peace and solitude

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Rachel and Alexis are joined in September by a team of workers to harvest the grapes, a process taking eight to 10 days

Real life: running private vineyard tours in Champagne

When a British student fell in love with a French champagne producer, it was the start of something very special. Rachel Johnston learns the whole sparkling story

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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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The mairie and château in Gramont

Discover glorious Gers, Midi-Pyrénées

History-laden villages, fortifying wine and sunshine in abundance: Susan Palmer introduces the very tempting Lomagne area of Gers

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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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