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France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

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FPN July issue 293

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

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FPN June 2015 issue

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FPN May 2015 issue 291

May 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Buying guides

The facade and pool

Interview with an agent in Hautes-Pyrénées

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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Having found your dream home and had your offer accepted, you then sign a legally binding contract

Buying guide part 6: the compromis de vente

Karen Tait lists 8 things you need to know about signing on the dotted line

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The farmhouse's pretty facade

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Susan Dixon of Papillon Properties explains why this traditional farmhouse, on the market for €267,000, gets her vote

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French mortgages: how to avoid possible pitfalls

While mortgages for non-residents are now easier to obtain in France, negotiating cash flow with French banks still needs careful handling, as Sharon Hill explains

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The facade and pool

Interview with an agent in Hautes-Pyrénées

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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Currency

The cost of exchanging significant sums of currency can be frustratingly vague

Currency in France: getting the best exchange deal

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands but it can be a minefield, says Helen Scott. Here she shares her tips on how to navigate it successfully

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Tax

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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French tax: changes to the ‘assurance vie’

Changes to the way assurance vie policies are treated can have a considerable impact on your tax bill. Use Robert Kent’s expert guide to find out how this may affect you

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Tax on renting unfurnished property in France

For those planning to generate an income from their French home, Kate Brehaut considers the tax implications of renting out an unfurnished property in France

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The European Court of Justice ruling: social charges on non-residents is contrary to EU law

Court of Justice of the European Union sanctions the French tax regime imposed on non-residents. Advertising Feature

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

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

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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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