Just £2 per issue Subscribe to one of our France Magazines click here

May 2017 issue of French Property News out now

PUBLISHED: 09:20 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:35 19 April 2017

French Property News' May 2017 issue is on sale now

French Property News' May 2017 issue is on sale now

Archant

In the May 2017 issue of French Property News, we give you an update on the French property market, let you in on how to get the most out of viewings, go househunting in hidden Provence and find out how an expat bought a house in Languedoc to get on a property ladder he could not reach in London

French Property News' market report in the May 2017 issueFrench Property News' market report in the May 2017 issue

In the know

We asked currency and legal experts, as well as estate agents, how they thought the French property market was doing following the EU referendum and compiled a detailed market report which, we hope, will answer some of your questions about buying in France at the moment and in the near future. We also looked at how you can maximise your property viewing trip with plenty of useful tips from agents, examined the ways you can reseach your home’s history and went through the process of applying for French nationality withouth losing your British one.

Househunting in Béziers and the lesser-known villages surrounding the city in FPN's May 2017 issueHousehunting in Béziers and the lesser-known villages surrounding the city in FPN's May 2017 issue

Lesser-known locations

This month we went off the beaten track all over France. From undiscovered Provence with its olive groves, lavender fields and beautiful houses for all budgets, and the historic town of Béziers and its bucolic surroundings in the south, to the underrated natural beauty of the Opal Coast near Calais and the unexpectedly fascinating town of Le Havre in the north.

FPN's May 2017 issue features an award-winning B&B in CharenteFPN's May 2017 issue features an award-winning B&B in Charente

Life lessons

We heard from plenty of expats who gave us some excellent advice and inspiration for buying in France, including an insider’s guide into collaborative ownership and how to turn a disused property into a thriving local café/restaurant or an award-winning B&B. We also find out how one expat spent a busy summer entertaining guests before realising he needed urgent repairs to his home – not an uncommon issue with older French houses – and how one couple left the rat race in London for a gorgeous farmhouse in Languedoc.

Plus two great historic tales from France; part two of our guide to French etiquette looking at driving, estate agents and French food; guides to filing your French income tax return, bearing in mind the boundaries of your property and why exchange rates are constantly changing. And always plenty of lovely properties for sale for all budgets.

Buy the May 2017 issue of French Property News

Or take advantage of our great subscription offers and get the magazine delivered every month!

More from Complete France

Monday, August 14, 2017

We have three copies of Paris Mon Amour by Isabel Costello for you to win

Read more
Paris
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of the book A Paris Year by Janice MacLeod

Read more
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Our September 2017 issue is now on sale! We have 13 reasons why you should pick up a copy…

Read more
Monday, August 14, 2017

We have three copies of Paris Mon Amour by Isabel Costello for you to win

Read more
Paris
Friday, August 18, 2017

Whether you prefer searching for your dream home or learning how to cook, make sure you catch some of these popular French TV shows and series. After all, watching French TV shows is one of the best ways to improve your French!

Read more
Friday, August 18, 2017

Always thought you were actually French? Take our quiz and find out just how French you really are!

Read more
Thursday, August 17, 2017

France is famous for its food and drink but the local specialities vary considerably in each region, so we have made a list of the must-try regional specialities so you don’t miss out

Read more
Apester poll/quiz
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Do you know the correct meanings of some common French false friends? Take our quiz and find out!

Read more
Learning French
Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Cévennes National Park that attracted Dutch couple Henk-Jan and Marjoleine Spruijt to start a new life in Lozère, as Henk-Jan explains...

Read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Find out how a British family transformed a derelict château in Dordogne into this stunning home and B&B

Read more
Dordogne

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

France Forum

Questions about France? Visit our free France forum to get help and advice from thousands of other Francophiles and expats. Topics include: property, tax, law, travelling, pets, education, healthcare and much more.

Join the forum

Most Read

Join us on social media

France magazine
Living France magazine
French Property News magazine

Enter our competitions

Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…

Enter now