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Travel

Yesterday, 15:20

See France from the saddle – and in a whole new light

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France
Yesterday, 11:23

From Minotaurs to moon landings, we’ve picked out the must-see events in La Ville Rose this year

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Mon, 17:51

From spectacular countryside to charming villages and landmark urban settings, France has plenty to offer the film industry in terms of locations. Here are some ideas for where to go if you are an avid lover of the silver screen.

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France
Friday, February 15, 2019

Fall in love with Corsica’s charming countryside hamlets and quaint seaside villages

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French Property

Yesterday, 17:54

With low French mortgage rates (from 1.35% fixed for 15 years), high loan-to-value (up to 85%) and interest-only products, buying with a mortgage makes sense for many reasons. And with the impressive rental yields that can be made in popular tourist resorts, your French property could be paying you back quicker than you think!

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Buying guides
Tue, 12:35

Got a budget of around €100k and wondering what you could buy in France? From the north to the south, these nine properties each have their own appeal – which is the one for you?

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Buying guides
Tue, 12:33

A dramatic gulf has opened up between the urban and rural property markets in France as growing numbers of people seek jobs in the cities

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Aquitaine
Friday, February 15, 2019

How different is the property buying process in France compared to the UK? From the role of the notaire to the completion procedure, here are some of the crucial differences

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Living in France

Wed, 09:06

Bev and Warren Smith bought a property in Morbihan that once formed part of a cluster of farmsteads and they have converted a number of the buildings, including an old cider press, into gîtes

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Brittany
Tue, 15:35

There are 136 English-speaking international schools in France. These present a great opportunity for English speaking teachers and expat parents looking at education options for their children. We take a closer look at nine international schools and what they offer…

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France
Friday, February 15, 2019

Long gone are the days when the French post office was just used for posting letters and packages. It now offers a diverse range of services from banking and food delivery to taking your written driving test

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Natasha Alexander, 45, lives with her husband and their three children, aged 14, 12 and eight in Manche. She writes the blog Our Normandy Life about living in France and in particular what it’s like to move there with older children

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Normandy

Language and Culture

Wed, 15:21

The celebrated and eccentric head of Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous brand has died in his beloved France.

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France
Wed, 12:03

One of TV’s best-loved French detectives, Julien Baptiste, has returned in a thrilling new crime drama starring Tchéky Karyo and Tom Hollander

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Wed, 09:08

Wine tourism is on the rise but showing up to a vineyard with a total lack of knowledge need not be a problem if you follow these steps from France expert Anthony Peregrine

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France
Monday, February 11, 2019

From Breton to Basque - and everything in between - France’s diverse array of regional dialects are legendary. Put your knowledge to the test in this fun quiz

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France

News

Tue, 12:33

A dramatic gulf has opened up between the urban and rural property markets in France as growing numbers of people seek jobs in the cities

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Aquitaine
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Find out what’s happening to house prices in rural France and why you should bring a hammer to property viewings, in the March 2019 edition of French Property News, out now!

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France

Competitions

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Enter our competition to win this pacy page-turner set in Burgundy by award-winning novellist Sadie Jones

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of The GR5 Trail - Benelux and Lorraine, from Cicerone

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