Property in France

What Does the Future Hold for Paris?

Written by on February 20, 2014 in Paris, Renting a House in France
What Does the Future Hold for Paris?

Paris is one of the great historical cities of the world, from its architecture to the art in its museums which attract so many visitors each year and keep it among the top destinations. However, there are those who criticise Paris as standing still, while other cities such as London and Berlin are constantly innovating […]

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Gite Search France for gite owners and holiday makers

Gite Search France for gite owners and holiday makers

If you love France, why not live France – at least for a week or two asks Sarah Patterson, Marketing Manager at www.GîteSearch.com… We had been hearing good things about GîteSearch before it even launched (15 February 2014) so we met with Sarah to talk about this brand new gite website. Sarah’s enthusiasm and passion is clear […]

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French Chateau Rescued from Ruin

Written by on January 13, 2014 in Buying a Home, Midi-Pyrénées
French Chateau Rescued from Ruin

How many of us dream of owning and renovating a French chateau? A palace that was lived in by French aristocrats, where the rich, powerful and famous partied and where every room reveals a story from the past? Karina Waters is from Perth, Western Australia where, in what “feels like a previous life now” she […]

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Old French house renovation | The Gym

Written by on December 3, 2013 in My French House, My French Life
Old French house renovation | The Gym

I bought a wreck of a farm house in France. Dirt floors, corrugated iron doors, holes in the roof, rising damp, descending damp… you name it, this house had a lot of issues. I wasn’t daunted, I knew it had potential. I had dreamed about doing an old French house renovation for years. After a […]

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Installing a Microstation in France

Written by on November 8, 2013 in Renovating in France, Waste Services, Water
Installing a Microstation in France

  Donna and Dave Faulkner bought a rundown old French farmhouse in Deux-Sevres. Giving up a comfortable life style and jobs in the UK, they’ve never been deterred by any of the major renovation jobs that making this old house warm, dry and comfortable have required. With Dave working full time in France, Donna has […]

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French estate agent terms explained

Written by on October 24, 2013 in Buying a Home
French estate agent terms explained

Estate agents, real estate agents, immobiliers – they all speak their own language – that of selling houses! We take a tongue-in-cheek look at the French estate agent terms used for selling houses in France to expats with a dream house in mind… Bargain – Falling to bits Character – Very old and falling to […]

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Incorporating French Décor into your home

Written by on October 16, 2013 in French Style, Renovating in France
Incorporating French Décor into your home

  The French have style, even when they are finishing rough masonry (rusticating), and when French Décor is spoken of it usually refers to a French Country style. This interior decorating style incorporates colours from the French countryside and has an Old World feel with regard to its furniture and fabrics. French Décor for the […]

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Renovation in France: Hall of the old French farmhouse

Written by on August 30, 2013 in My French House with 0 Comments
Renovation in France: Hall of the old French farmhouse

When I bought the old French farmhouse it wasn’t the hall that sold it to me that’s for sure! A horrible dark, damp and smelly room consisting of breeze block and chalk block walls and a rather unattractive tiled floor which had been covered with ugly carpet. There was a 40cm high step into the […]

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Why buy a property in Nord-Pas de Calais, northern France?

Written by on August 21, 2013 in Buying a Home
Why buy a property in Nord-Pas de Calais, northern France?

My new friend Laura is moving to France soon, to a village near me in Nord-Pas de Calais. I am sure that like me, most of her friends will have questioned her sanity in moving to the north instead of the south. She is actually moving here because she read something I wrote in the […]

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Three Things you should know about buying property in France

Written by on August 10, 2013 in Buying a Home
Three Things you should know about buying property in France

France remains the dream destination to move to for a great number of people around the world. Whether you are buying a holiday home, a house to retire to, an investment property or a property to live in while you work in France there are three key things you should know about buying property in […]

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