How to know how much land you need...and 7 other things we learnt in the May issue of French Property News, out now!

The May 2020 issue of French Property News is out now!

The May 2020 issue of French Property News is out now! - Credit: Archant

How is Coronavirus affecting the French property market? How much do properties cost in France’s most popular departments? What are the two types of property tax you need to know about? The answers are all in the May issue of French Property News, out now!

Lots of land is great, but how much do you really need? (c)eric laudonien/Getty Images

Lots of land is great, but how much do you really need? (c)eric laudonien/Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

1. The coronavirus pandemic has signalled a halt in life as we know it, but that doesn’t mean the property market has ground to a standstill. Find out how agents are handling the new measures, in our market report on page 22.

2. Dordogne, Charente, Manche and Morbihan. What do they all have in common? They’re the most-searched for departments by Brits! Find out how property prices compare across these four most popular departments, on page 26.

Entre-Deux-Mers is full of stunning vineyards, but the region has lots more to offer, too (c)Esperan

Entre-Deux-Mers is full of stunning vineyards, but the region has lots more to offer, too (c)Esperanza33/Getty Image - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

3. Land is cheap and plentiful in France, so many buyers aim for as many acres as they can get for their budget. But how much land do you really need? Find out on page 30.

4. In France there are two property taxes to pay – taxe d’habitation and taxe foncière. Our editor runs through what you need to know about them, on page 34.

5. Beautiful villages meet bountiful vineyards in this corner of Gironde. Discover the wine region of Entre-Deux-Mers, on page 40.

6. Read the inspiring story of how one reader overcame a life of adversity and unimaginable tragedy to finally find happiness in her new home in France, on page 54.

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7. Thinking of starting a boutique hotel in France? Find out how one couple created a thriving business, on page 62.

8. Once you’ve signed for your dream house in France, it’s time to transport all your belongings. Your questions about moving are answered on page 72.

If you want to read and learn more about buying property in France you can buy the May issue of French Property News hereOr, you can take out our great subscription offer and get the magazine delivered to your door every month!

On the cover: a pretty house with pool, gardens and two garages for sale in Charente, with Beaux Villages and La Residence.