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Welcome to French Property News, the ultimate househunters’ guide to the French property market. Here you can find everything you need to know about buying a property in France, including advice on the legal process and financing your purchase, in-depth location guides to help you choose where to buy, and features on renovation and new-build property, as well as inspiring real life stories from those who’ve already found their dream home. With advice from estate agents, property finders, solicitors, and financial and tax experts, plus all the latest property news and market reports, it’s a one-stop shop for anyone considering a property purchase in France, whether now or in the future.  

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WIN a copy of Rachel Khoo’s Sweet & Savoury Pâtés

Enter our competition to win a copy of Rachel Khoo’s Sweet & Savoury Pâtés

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French delicacies demystified

Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted

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Talk the talk: learning to speak French

Making the move across the Channel can be a learning curve, but mastering the French language will be fun and rewarding, as Alice Phillpott explains

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Throwing a party in France

Easy for guests to travel to, fantastic local food and beautiful romantic surroundings, what’s not to love about having a party in France, says Rosie Paddon

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An artist's impression of MGM's new résidence de tourisme Le Napoleon

Latest development in Montgenèvre in the French Alps

Newest résidence takes shape in France’s oldest ski resort

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Buying guides

Interview with an agent in Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne

Samm Khoury of Richard Immobilier shares her view of the property market on the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border

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The new regulations are designed to protect owners and buyers living within a multi-occupancy building, such as a typical block of flats

France’s loi ALUR explained

New rules concerning the sale of properties in co-ownership buildings has caused confusion and consternation. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac unpicks the loi ALUR

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Secret agents: French property professionals explained

With so many options available to househunters in France, Sophia Mose takes the lid off the world of estate agents, property finders and buyer’s agents

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The perfect plaice: running a fishing business in France

From freshwater lakes to deep sea tours, fishing has never been more popular in France. Lynette Eyb speaks to two families who have entered the world of fishing tourism

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WIN a copy of Rachel Khoo’s Sweet & Savoury Pâtés

Enter our competition to win a copy of Rachel Khoo’s Sweet & Savoury Pâtés

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Renovation relocation

If the chance to knock a wall down or flex your interior design muscles is your idea of fun, join Joanna Leggett as she explores bargains in Provence and Rhône-Alpes

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French delicacies demystified

Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted

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Currency

Sterling work: Exchange rates

When buying property overseas, the strategies you use for exchanging currency can make big differences to how much you pay, says Nadine Rodgers-Callan

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Tax

French tax doesn’t need to be taxing

There are a number of tax implications to consider before making a move to France. Kate Brehaut explains the requirements of French income tax and social surcharges and guides you through the forms you’ll need to complete

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Tax regimes when working in France

Debbie Bradbury explains the different structures and tax regimes available to you should you be planning to start and run a business in France

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Ensure you get your taxes right when renting out your property

Taxation on holiday homes

Alex Romaine explains how taxation works on holiday homes in France and shows how you can save money on furnished and unfurnished rental properties with some simple accounting

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Working in France

Upcycling in progress in the workshop

Tips on upcycling your furniture

We talk to upcycling specialist Clio Wood to find out how to add some personal French touches to your home interior

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