How to snag yourself some secondhand bargains in France...and 10 other things we learnt in the December issue of French Property News (plus Living France!)

The December issue of French Property News is out now!

The December issue of French Property News is out now! - Credit: HE

How can I make my French business more sustainable? Why should I conider buying a mobile home? What’s it like living with a disability in France? The answers are all in the December issue of French Property News, out now!

Eco-friendly Gite Le Bois Vert in Dordogne

Eco-friendly Gite Le Bois Vert in Dordogne - Credit: HE

1. We’re off to a festive start this month, chatting to Angel Strawbridge of Escape to the Chateau about her first year in France, and how Christmas at the château will be spent this year, on page 28.

2. Take a peek inside a beautifully restored Provence farm estate, on page 38.

3. Running your hotel, B&B or gites as sustainably as possible is good for both planet and profit. Get some ideas on page 42.

The old centre of Roscoff is full of lovely traditional eateries (c)Getty Images

The old centre of Roscoff is full of lovely traditional eateries (c)Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images

4. After selling their seaside apatrment in the south of France, one couple found that a mobile home was the perfect choice for their second French property. Read more on page 44.

5. Time for a bit of history, as we take a look at some of France’s traditional wash houses, on page 52.

6. Maritime heritage, tropical gardens and proximity to sandy ebaches - there’s much more to Roscoff than the ferry port, we learn on page 58.

The perched town of Ste-Suzanne in Mayenne

The perched town of Ste-Suzanne in Mayenne - Credit: HE

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7. Capital gains tax is set to change for sellers of French property from 2021. Find out more on page 68.

8. For at least the next year, British expats in France can make or change their English wills remotely on a video call, our expert explains on page 70.

9. For beautiful rural scenery, a slower pace of life and excellent value, how about Mayenne? Explore the department, hear from people who live there and take a look at some gorgeous properties, on page 86.

10. What is it like living with a disability in France? Hear from three people with very different experiences, on page 96.

11. Purchasing goods secondhand is an increasingly popular choice in many places these days, including in France. Find out where you can bag a bargain, on page 104.

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On the cover: an impressive home and business in Dordogne on the market with Leggett Immobilier