The best places in France for a happy retirement...and 10 other things we learnt in the June issue of French Property News (plus Living France)!

PUBLISHED: 13:47 11 May 2021

French Property News June 21 edition out now

French Property News June 21 edition out now

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Should I buy a fixer upper or renovated property? What are the pitfalls of owning a holiday home? Is it difficult getting a visa to move to France after Brexit? The answers are in the June issue of French Property News, out now!

1. Hoping to move to France and worried about getting your post-Brexit visa? Meet someone who’s been through the process, on page 10.

2. Should you buy a perfectly presented property or would you prefer a project? We set out the pros and cons of renovating on page 24.

3. Meet three inspiring people who have turned outbuildings into home-based workshops, on page 28.

4. How about buying a property near one of France’s theme parks, from hidden gems to world-famous mega destinations? See page 32.

Puy du Fou theme park in Pays de la Loire (c) Stephane AudranPuy du Fou theme park in Pays de la Loire (c) Stephane Audran

5. Meet the retired crime scene investigator who’s penned his memoirs by the Mediterranean on page 40.

6. Ariège is a welcoming place for all, wherever you’re from and whatever your background. Find out why on page 52.

7. Beyond Biarritz are the lesser known destinations of the beautiful Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. Discover them on page 60.

8. Avoid the pitfalls of second home ownership by doing your homework. We show you how on page 64.

Ariege is ideal for walkers and nature lovers (c) Nadia JordanAriege is ideal for walkers and nature lovers (c) Nadia Jordan

9. Tax experts answer your questions on selling French property in our Q&A capital gains tax special on page 75.

10. Where should you retire to in France? Janine Marsh suggests five departments that are glorious for your golden years on page 88.

11. Meet the couple who have transformed an unloved presbytery in Pas de Calais on page 98.

If you want to read and learn more about buying property and living in France, take out our great subscription offer and get the magazine delivered to your door every month!

On the cover: a stylish mini château on Charente’s border with Dordogne; see page 16 for details (leggettfrance.com)

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