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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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Q&A: Opening a bank account in France

Your French property questions answered

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Q&A: Retiring in France

David Anderson of Sykes Anderson Perry Ltd offers advice

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Q&A: Transfer of property ownership under the tontine clause

Matthew Cameron of AshtonKCJ Solicitors offers advice

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5 reasons why France is the most popular country in the world

84 million tourists can’t be wrong! Karen Tait finds out why France is the most visited country and why it’s the perfect place to buy a property

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The property's impressive façade

Estate agent interview: Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne

Jane Fraser-Bryan of Guyenne Immobilier explains why this four-bedroom stone house in Eymet, on the market for €292,000, gets her vote

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The chartreuse dates from the 18th century and has been rescued from ruin by its owners of 15 years

French property dream: a chartreuse in Lot-et-Garonne

Rachel Johnston explores a historic Gascon home straddling town and country

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5 reasons why France is the most popular country in the world

84 million tourists can’t be wrong! Karen Tait finds out why France is the most visited country and why it’s the perfect place to buy a property

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French taxe d’aménagement explained

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

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Boats at Île de Ré

Location spotlight: the coast of Charente-Maritime

The coastal towns, riverside villages and property market of this sunny French department are explored by Roger Titchener

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Currency

General wisdom among analysts suggests that the GBP/EUR rate will rise over the next 12 months

Foreign currency exchange: 7 things to think about in 2015

Looking back on an eventful 12 months for the currency markets, Matthew Harris shares his predictions for 2015

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French taxe d’aménagement explained

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

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Do you dream of running a little café with an outdoor terrace in a picture-postcard French village?

Your twilight saga: planning finances for your retirement in France

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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The French auto-entrepreneur scheme

With reforms to the auto-entrepreneur scheme due to come into effect on 1 January 2015, Debbie Bradbury explains how these changes might affect your business

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This new development of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in Languedoc-Roussillon is ideal for keen skiers and golfers. Onsite facilities include a spa and pool and prices start at 85,750 euros (www.latitudes.co.uk/fpn)

Many happy returns: the tax advantages of leaseback

Buying a leaseback home can be a tax-efficient way of investing in French property. Kehinde Dauda explains the tax advantages associated with this type of purchase

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Working in France

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Guide to setting up a business in France

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

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Ben Lethbridge and his burger van

Expat life: running a burger restaurant in Bordeaux

Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city

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The Dumont family on the Cote d'Azur

Running a scooter business on the Côte d’Azur

A Franco-British couple reveal how they set up their home and business on the Côte d’Azur and prove that you don’t need to be a millionaire to live on the French Riviera

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