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In the new April 2015 issue of French Property News we explore the best places for young people and families, plus we visit two family-friendly ski resorts where new residential developments have just been launched. We also reveal why buying in Provence won’t necessarily break the bank, while our expert advice covers everything from financing a purchase with a French mortgage and pension changes to keeping septic tanks in good working order and running a successful business.
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In the new March 2015 issue we explore the best places to retire in France, discover the hidden villages of Paris and find out how you can get more property for your money. We’ve also got expert advice on the holiday accommodation market, French mortgages and the tax system in France
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Making sure you double-check all your documents in France is a good policy for British expats, especially when it comes to cancelling insurance, says Guillaume Poissant
British expats in France will need to apply for an S1 EC health form in order to access the French heath care system. An expert explains how the form works and who is entitled to receive it
Toulouse, capital of the Haute-Garonne department in Midi-Pyrénées, is popular with expats and visitors. We take a quick look at the city to find out why
A property agent in France explains how the house-buying process in France works and what you need to do to prepare for your property search
Poitou-Charentes in south-west France is becoming increasingly popular with visitors and expats, so we found three French properties for sale in the region
Court of Justice of the European Union sanctions the French tax regime imposed on non-residents. Advertising Feature
Kehinde Dauda runs through the new rules for capital gains tax on UK homes sold by non-UK residents, and explains how to minimise their effects
While it might appear to be yet another tax to pay, the taxe d’aménagement is actually a welcome addition for those developing property in France, as Robert Kent explains
Cruise smoothly into the perfect retirement in France by planning all your finances, healthcare insurances and inheritance affairs now, says tax expert Joanna Reintjes
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A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme
Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know
Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city