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Expert essential tips for moving to France

Written by on November 23, 2020 in Banks and Banking
Expert essential tips for moving to France

Moving to France has never been so popular. So, if you are planning to start your new life, here are some great tips from the experts at CA Britline, the French bank that speaks English, to help make your move smooth… Living in France is going to change for UK citizens post-Brexit (1 January 2021). […]

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Universal Partners FX –  currency transfers that save you money

Written by on November 16, 2020 in Currency Information
Universal Partners FX –  currency transfers that save you money

The currency market moves about from day to day, sometimes up, sometimes down. But when you’re looking at paying the deposit on your dream house in France or needing to send funds to pay bills or for things like building work – the last thing you need is more stress and uncertainty. And that’s where […]

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Expert property guide to Morbihan Brittany

Written by on November 13, 2020 in Property in France
Expert property guide to Morbihan Brittany

The department of Morbihan is in southern Brittany. It’s a land of contrasts, beaches, islands and captivating countryside. Home to Broceliande, a forest that’s said to be where the wizard Merlin once lived. Full of beautiful villages and historic towns like Quiberon and Vannes and going back further in time, Carnac with one of the […]

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Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Written by on November 12, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Pays de Sault is an area in Vaucluse, Provence. It’s comprised of six villages Aurel, Ferrassières, Monieux, Sault, Saint-Christol d’Albion, Saint-Trinit. Togher they form the ancient region known as Comté de Sault. Each is in naturally beautiful setting and each has a Romanesque church or chapel. Situated between the mountains of Lure, Luberon and Mont […]

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Recipe for sweet Pithiviers

Written by on November 12, 2020 in Desserts
Recipe for sweet Pithiviers

Pithiviers is a puff pastry pie that originated in its current form from the town of Pithiviers in Loiret, in the Centre-Val de Loire region. The sweet cake is loved all over France. It’s claimed the true origins of Pithiviers date back before the Middle Ages, even to the time of the Romans but the […]

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Book Giveaway Planète Gascogne by Perry Taylor

Written by on November 2, 2020 in Competitions
Book Giveaway Planète Gascogne by Perry Taylor

Planète Gascogne is artist Perry Taylor’s fourth book of collected humorous drawings depicting the humanity and heritage of Gascon life. Wonderfully skilled at using pen and ink, and using a palette of muted colours, blues and greens, rusty oranges and mustardy yellows which reflect the earthy splendour of Gascony, Perry’s truly beautiful drawings present an […]

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How to live the good life in France | property purchase finance and taxes

Written by on November 2, 2020 in Property in France
How to live the good life in France | property purchase finance and taxes

If you’re going to need a mortgage to buy a property in France it’s a good idea to sort something that out in advance. There are several ways to organise a mortgage – either at home or in France. Re-mortgaging to buy a French home If you already have a mortgage or equity in a […]

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Book giveaway: Paris, Part time

Written by on November 1, 2020 in Competitions
Book giveaway: Paris, Part time

In 2008, Lisa Baker Morgan, a thirty-eight-year-old, newly divorced mother, unexpectedly found herself staring down death in a Monaco hospital. She was nine time zones away from her two young daughters in Los Angeles. After facing mortality and surviving, her life took on a sense of urgency to experience and accomplish all of the things […]

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Book Giveaway | Alignment by Tracy Chollet

Written by on November 1, 2020 in Competitions
Book Giveaway | Alignment by Tracy Chollet

She can’t face her past. He can’t fulfil his father’s last wish. Can they find love despite thousands of miles between them? France, 1986. When Isabeau Martin inherits her childhood home, she’s anxious about returning to the place of her life’s greatest disappointment. Hoping to track down the father who abandoned her at age nine, […]

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Expert Property guide to Creuse

Written by on October 20, 2020 in Property in France
Expert Property guide to Creuse

The department of Creuse, Limousin, is in the centre of France. It owes its name to the river Creuse which crosses the area. The western and also the flattest part of the region was an important source of inspiration for impressionist painters such as Monet. Creuse is famous for its 600 year old tradition of […]

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