An uncompromisingly practical approach to owning a home in France has led to a wonderful retreat for Anne-Marie Smith and her family, and a successful business venture too
Having a flat and traffic-free cycle path close to your French home is sure to boost its appeal to you and your guests, says Ruth Wood
With an average property price of just €62,400, we're putting a spotlight on France's most affordable department and what your money could get you.
More than half of France's surface area is devoted to farming, including a total of 12 million hectares of pasture - and the market is full of opportunities for savvy property buyers, says Chloe Govan
Rural house prices in France rose by 2.1% last year - exactly the same as the increase in house prices in the UK and more than house prices in England
Not only is the property they ultimately bought a world away from Rebecca Randall and husband Greg's original brief, they're not even sure how they chose France in the first place, but they couldn't be happier that they did
It is well known for its sunny microclimate and golden sandy beaches, but there are several other reasons to buy a home in this part of western France, says Julie Savill
A dramatic gulf has opened up between the urban and rural property markets in France as growing numbers of people seek jobs in the cities
Splash out - but not that much! For less than €300,000 you could own one of these French properties with perfect pools
Start the new year with some French property inspiration, from a renovation project for peanuts to a huge Gascon farmhouse.
Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, France's different climate zones affect the weather you're like to weather, whether you like it or not, finds Ruth Wood
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