13 reasons to buy the September 2018 issue of French Property News

The new issue of French Property News is out now

The new issue of French Property News is out now - Credit: Archant

The new issue of French Property News is out! Exploring a different, more relaxed ‘Riviera’, unearthing the mysteries of bread ovens and shutter dogs and hearing from expats about learning French and finding the perfect place to buy a holiday home in France. Here’s why you should buy a copy…

Discover the 'Occitan Riviera' and find more authentic locations such as Gruissan in Aude ©TKphotogr

Discover the 'Occitan Riviera' and find more authentic locations such as Gruissan in Aude ©TKphotography64 - Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Archant

1. Escape the crowds of the Riviera to Occitanie’s coast

We explore the coastlines of Pyrénées-Orientales, Aude and Hérault to find quieter beaches, little fishing ports and more affordable property.

2. Does your property have an old bread oven?

Find out more about the history of traditional French bread ovens and learn how to maintain one.

This beautifully renovated property used to be an olive farm near Uzès, in Hérault ©Andreas von Eins

This beautifully renovated property used to be an olive farm near Uzès, in Hérault ©Andreas von Einsiedel - Credit: Archant

3. Step inside a stunning renovation

This former 18th-century olive mill in Provence has been transformed into a beautiful home

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4. What’s the French property market like at the moment?

In our latest report, we find out British buyers are hurried but not worried and extra agents are being drafted in to cope with demand

Go to Poitiers and beyond in the Vienne department ©walencienne - Getty Images

Go to Poitiers and beyond in the Vienne department ©walencienne - Getty Images - Credit: Archant

5. Explore Vienne

A local estate agent hops into her car and takes a road trip in the environs of Poitiers

6. Don’t give up on learning French

Tips on learning French from someone who’s had her fair share of embarrassment

The Vickers are loving every moment spent in their holiday home in Antibes

The Vickers are loving every moment spent in their holiday home in Antibes - Credit: Archant

7. Is Antibes the perfect place for a second home?

One expat thinks so and she shares her love of this Mediterranean port and how to afford a bolthole in the south of France

8. Discover the Crozon peninsula

This beautiful area offers coastal and estuary landscapes and has plenty to tempt househunters.

What do agency fees for French estate agents cover ©Jon Mills

What do agency fees for French estate agents cover ©Jon Mills - Credit: Archant

9. Agency fees explained

Just because they are higher in France than in the UK does not necessarily mean you will pay over the odds.

10. Explore the historic centre of Paris

The French capital has not always looked the way it does today and we’ve unearthed the foundations of the City of Light.

Who is the mysterious 'bergère' on French shutter dogs ©Richard Mills

Who is the mysterious 'bergère' on French shutter dogs ©Richard Mills - Credit: Archant

11. Find your perfect French home

From barn conversions and Tolkienesque gîtes to a manor house used by a famous artists and a Riviera retreat, there are hundreds of properties for you to browse.

12. Top tips for removals

10 tips on how to enjoy a smooth move to France

Be prepared in advance for moving day ©Christopher Nutt - Codsall Photographic 2018

Be prepared in advance for moving day ©Christopher Nutt - Codsall Photographic 2018 - Credit: Archant

13. Who is the shutter dog shepherdess?

We go deep in an investigation to learn who the figure of the shepherdess on French shutter dogs represents.

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