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8 things we found out in the December 2018 issue of French Property News

PUBLISHED: 09:30 14 November 2018

The December 2018 issue of French Property News is now on sale!

The December 2018 issue of French Property News is now on sale!

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The December 2018 issue of French Property is now on sale. Here are a few snippets we learnt while putting the magazine together…

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1. The French celebrate Christmas quite differently

A big party on the 24th that ends early the next day, no stockings, no crackers, snails and an evil alter ego to Father Christmas for naughty children…how do the French celebrate Christmas?! Find out p 26.

2. France has five different climactic zones

And they all have very different winters. If you love a place in the summer, make sure you check what it’s like in the winter before signing on the dotted line, as we investigated p36.

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3. Grasse is a perfect place to invest in

The French Riviera’s perfume capital is undergoing a rejuvenation and is proving to be a great place to buy property – whatever your needs. See more p40

4. If you’re buying a religious building to convert, you must make sure it is deconsecrated

Converted properties make dreamy homes but avoid the pitfalls with our expert insight on p42.

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5. Corporate lettings are a good solution for bypassing the holiday rental ceiling

As you can only rent out apartments via Airbnb for a maximum of 120 days in France, working with a corporate lettings agency to rent out your property to professionals could be a solution, as is explained on p72.

6. Joan of Arc first met, yet uncrowned, Charles when she was just 17

The fascinating story of the maid of Orléans is still shrouded in mystery but you can certainly go househunting in her footsteps, see where on p48

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7. Did you know your house could be fraudulently sold or mortgaged?

Don’t worry though, there are simple steps to avoid any problems. Read the article by a counter fraud expert on p76.

8. It’s possible to grow your own Christmas feast in France!

Well, almost all of it. Find out how one expat made a Christmas dinner almost entirely from scratch on p64.

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