Property in France

Expert property guide to Herault

Written by on June 2, 2020 in Property in France
Expert property guide to Herault

Hérault is in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, southern France. It takes in the Mediterranean coast, with stunning fishing villages and renowned seaside towns. Capt d’Agde, La Grande-Motte and Palavas-les-Flots are just a few of its well known resorts. The countryside is glorious, covered in vineyards, with the Canal du Midi flowing through the department. And, […]

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How to live the good life in France | Choosing where to live

Written by on May 23, 2020 in Buying a Home, Living in France
How to live the good life in France | Choosing where to live

If you dream of living the good life in France – you’re certainly not alone, it’s a popular dream! Expats in France are numerous and from all around the world. Drawn by the diversity of the landscapes, the food, sunshine, wine – there’s lots to tempt. Those who love snow and mountains head to the […]

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Expert guide to Property in Provence

Written by on April 28, 2020 in Property in France
Expert guide to Property in Provence

Who doesn’t long to live in picture postcard pretty Provence? It’s the dream for so many, surrounded by lavender fields, relaxing in hilltop villages, enjoying the local rosé. We talk to Denis Descampes. Originally from Brittany he fell head over heels for the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and moved there to enjoy the southern French good […]

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Expert property guide to Tarn-et-Garonne

Written by on April 25, 2020 in Expats in France, Property in France
Expert property guide to Tarn-et-Garonne

Tarn-et-Garonne in south west France is one of the smallest departments in France but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to fall in love with. Named for the two mighty rivers which flow through it – the Tarn and the Garonne, it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty, gorges and forests, fields and vineyards pepper […]

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Expert property guide to Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Written by on February 29, 2020 in Property in France
Expert property guide to Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a department in the southwest corner of France. It takes its name from the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The region is split between two distinct areas: Pays Basque Country and Béarn. We talk to local property agent Charlie Ellis to get an expert view of property in the region… What areas […]

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The Gite Life in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

Written by on January 26, 2020 in Gîtes in France
The Gite Life in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

We talk to British expat Tony Brown who lives in Vernantes, Maine-et-Loire in the Loire Valley where he owns a gite, writes and gardens… Can you tell us a little about you and where you are from? After a working life in the building industry in southern England, I decided that France was less cluttered […]

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Expert Property Guide to Maine-et-Loire

Written by on October 1, 2019 in Property in France
Expert Property Guide to Maine-et-Loire

The department of Maine-et-Loire is in the Pays-de-la-Loire region, also known as Anjou, its historic name. Located at the crossroads of Brittany, Centre, Aquitaine and Normandy in western France it’s a land of castles and vineyards, historic towns and pretty hamlets. We talk to local estate agent Darren Briers about why Maine-et-Loire is a great […]

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Comedian’s guide to starting a B&B business in France!

Written by on September 18, 2019 in Expats in France, Gîtes in France
Comedian’s guide to starting a B&B business in France!

British stand-up comedian, mod, expat, goat whisperer (maybe) – and now Chambre d’hote host – Ian Moore’s unique insights into life in the Loire Valley will make you laugh out loud… Hosts, Goats and Chambres d’Hôtes There’s a point in my first or second book, probably both, where my wife, Natalie, and I sit down […]

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What you need to know about buying a Monument Historique in France

Written by on September 11, 2019 in Buying a Home, Property in France
What you need to know about buying a Monument Historique in France

France is renowned the world over for its outstanding collection of historic buildings. Châteaux in particular are strategically scattered the length and breadth of the country. And, many are for sale as private homes and hotels. What does Monument Historique mean? Simple barns, Cistercian abbeys, ancient fortresses and fairy tale châteaux all have one thing […]

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Property Guide to Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Nouvelle Aquitaine

Written by on August 8, 2019 in Property in France
Property Guide to Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Nouvelle Aquitaine

The rural department of Deux-Sèvres, in Poitou-Charentes (part of Nouvelle Aquitaine) has a landscape of charming small villages and towns, waterways and lush green countryside. The name of the department literally means ‘two Sevrès’ as the sources of both the Sèvre Nantaise and Sèvre Niortaise rivers can be found here. The capital of the department, […]

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