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The dynamic French property market is having a mixed impact on prices, as work-from-homers and pandemic-weary owners move their purchasing power to smaller towns and villages, finds Ruth Wood

Pandemics and Brexit aside, UK nationals snapped up almost 1,700 old farmhouses, cottages and other rural properties in the French countryside in 2020

If Provence, the Alps and the Côte d’Azur are out of your budget, try these more affordable but equally lovely places to find your dream French home

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

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?

If you’re dreaming of a property just across the Channel in France, here are 12 seaside resorts and rural market towns you really need to know about

Within five hours’ drive of Calais, these lovely homes in France are easy to reach and on the market for less than €300,000

Does the so-called Stanley Johnson loophole really give French property owners carte blanche to go abroad despite coronavirus restrictions?

Frustrated that you can no longer stay at your French holiday home as long as you’d like following Brexit? Here’s our guide to French long-stay tourist visas

Whether you have less than €100,000 to spend or more than €700,000, you’re sure to love these beautiful properties on the market in Mayenne, Vendée and Sarthe

Matthew Cameron explains how capital gains tax has changed for sellers of second homes in France

Want to move furniture, household appliances, DIY materials or tools to France? Here are the new post-Brexit rules on French customs duty and tax

We’re head over heels with these gorgeous homes for sale in France that are all on the market for less than €200,000

Second home owners who want to spend more than three months at a time at their French properties will now need to apply for long-stay visas

Having owned an apartment in France in the past, Linda Bethell is glad she and her husband now have a mobile home – the ideal French property for these uncertain times

Whether you’re after a holiday home or somewhere to live, here are the best places to buy property in the French department of Lot

From a bargain renovation project to a beautifully renovated home with château views, these six idyllic French properties are all on the market for less than €250,000

Why break the bank on a home in a touristy French village when bigger and better properties are on the market nearby at a more affordable price?

Fast broadband is becoming more readily available in France than in the UK, making life easier for homeowners, especially if you run a gîte or want to work from home, says Andrew Holford

From a cute €28,000 bolthole to a spacious €99,000 country house, these well presented properties in France offer great value for money

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