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We’re all craving the culture, the style, the food and the ambience of a holiday overseas, and nowhere could be more enchanting than France. From the Côte d’Azur to Paris, Brittany to the Loire Valley, whether it’s a luxury hotel or a bijou B&B, we’re in the market for something truly magical this year and here are 10 of the top boutique hotels in France that won’t disappoint, says the Good Hotel Guide

Rugged landscapes and a remarkable coastline frame the Occitanie department of Aude in Cathar country

How the French property market has fared over the past year, the rise of virtual viewings, and why the demand for country homes has led to a lack of supply

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter has already enjoyed some Eurovision success

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!

Get even more from a break in the City of Light by taking a train trip to these lovely destinations

The UK government has announced its traffic light system for travel this summer including which countries are classified as green, amber and red – what does it mean and what are the requirements if you want to travel to and from France?

These trompe-l’oeil murals are hidden in plain sight in the Hérault city

From a low-maintenance townhouse in Côtes d’Armor to a four-bedroom country retreat in Morbihan, these beautiful French properties are all on the market at reasonable prices

With its bountiful surf and seafood, not to mention Europe’s highest sand dune, the Bassin d’Arcachon on France’s south-west coast provides the perfect escape

Laura Harley has some frugal suggestions for ways to make your new home more homely

A passion for France and all things French – especially the food – prompted Andrew Prior to move from Melbourne to Paris before swapping city life for the Vienne countryside during lockdown

As May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, David Buttery discusses Napoleonic sites in Paris and the ways the emperor changed the city

Rural France offers Brits a real chance at the good life, but before you buy a home in splendid isolation make sure you’ve thought things through

Even if you’re not planning a full renovation, owning a French property will sooner or later mean needing to use tradespeople, from builders to electricians, and plumbers to roofers

Try this flavourful baked salmon dish with charred asparagus from the cookbook Bisous & Brioche: Classic French Recipes and Family Favourites from a Life in France

When selling a French property, you may need to appoint a tax representative to calculate your Capital Gains Tax. Find out more from French Tax Online

From modest to magnificent, take a look at these charming half-timbered properties for sale around France

Standing guard over so-called Cathar Country, these royal citadels in south-west France are the rugged older siblings of the fairytale châteaux of the Loire

Use these expressions and show off your language and your maths skills at the same time

From star marshmallows to space discoveries – what will you discover about France in our latest issue?

So you’ve had an offer accepted on a French house and then suddenly the mairie expresses an interest in buying the same property at the same price. What happens now?

A sprig of ‘le muguet’ is traditionally given to loved ones to bring good fortune for the year ahead

A visit to a humble fromagerie is a gourmet odyssey through France’s many delicious varieties of cheese, from brie to beaufort

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Picasso and marvel at impressive Roman monuments in this charming city in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Register now for our free French property and tax webinar on Tuesday 25th May - and put your questions to our expert panel

Want to give your French property a spring refresh? Catharine Higginson has a few useful pointers

Buying or selling a property in France this year? From contracts to covid, Charlotte Macdonald and Bryony Anning of Stone King LLP’s International and Cross-Border team discuss everything you need to know in 2021

Avoid the pitfalls of buying a property in France by following these simple rules

Rural French life has a way of presenting new comic situations to Ian Moore, who finds an unexpected opportunity for a unique publicity shot

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