Editor, French Property & Living.

About the author:

Charlotte is a freelance writer and photographer, who has been living in France with her family for nearly 15 years.
Charlotte has been working with France Media since 2009, firstly as a Moderator on the popular FrenchEntrée.com/forum, of which she now manages the social and technical side, and more recently as the Editor of the French Property and Living Channels of the FrenchEntrée.com website.


Articles by Charlotte Fabian


Paris Je t’Aime

After dallying with the Marais, Connie Beaudoin and Peter Berley fell in love with a characterful Haussmann apartment in the 8th arrondissement   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What drew you to the 8th arrondissement?   CONNIE BEAUDOIN: When we visited Paris, we

French Property, Home & Life Newsletter Archive

Our weekly French Property, Home & Life newsletter contains a range of useful hints, tips, briefings and links of interest to anyone contemplating a French property purchase or a possible move to France as well as those already living in

Theresa May to trigger article 50 on 29 March

The prime minister’s spokesperson has confirmed that Theresa May will trigger article 50 on Wednesday 29 March starting the official process for withdrawing from the European Union. The spokesperson also  said  “We have always been clear that we will trigger

Rillettes de Saumon

Rillettes of smoked and fresh salmon with blini, capers and lemon   Serves 4 Ingredients 240g salmon 60g smoked salmon 2g chives 20g butter 80ml medium dry white wine 30g crème fraiche 2g dill 8ml lemon juice 14ml extra virgin

Noirmoutier house

Property guide to Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the favourite spots for property in France Named after the majestic river that flows through the region and renowned for it’s famous Fairy Tale Châteaux, vineyards that garnish the valleys and unspoilt sandy beaches on

A Property Guide to Gironde

Gironde is world famous for it’s wonderful wines such as those from the vinyards of Medoc and one of its most well known towns, St Emilion, whose vineyards have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, it’s not

EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

Following on from, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s 2016 State of the Union address when he stated “We need to know who is crossing our borders. By November, we will propose an automated system to determine who will be allowed

New issue of FrenchEntrée Magazine OUT NOW!

The Autumn edition of the ‘new-look’ FrenchEntrée magazine is available now. With an extra 24 pages per issue, meaning that there is even more in-depth information on such things as; regional buying guides, leading expert advice and inspirational real-life stories

Apartment For Sale Marais Saint Antoine, Paris

An apartment for sale In the heart of the Marais, just steps away from the Seine –  €725,000     A very smart property with two bedrooms and one bathroom, with the possibility of creating a second bathroom or shower

A Guide to the Departments of Corse – Corsica

Map of Corsica – Corse Corse – Corsica is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Ajaccio. The island of Corse – Corsica is divided into

Map of Brittany

A Guide to the Departments of Brittany – Bretagne

Map of Brittany (Bretagne) The region of Brittany (Bretagne) remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Rennes. It’s made up of the following four departments: Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan. To find property

Normandie

A Guide to the Departments of Normandie

Map of the Region of Normandie – Normandy Normandie (Normandy) is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie, during the restructuring of

Ile de France

A Guide to the Departments of Île-de-France

Map of the Île-de-France Île-de-France is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Paris. It is made up of the following eight departments: Paris, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine,

Pays de la Loire

A Guide to the Departments of Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Nantes. It is made up from the following five departments: Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe

Centre-Val de Loire

A Guide to the Departments of Centre-Val de Loire

Map of Centre-Val de Loire Centre-Val de Loire, although the region itself didn’t change, it was decided, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016, that the Val de Loire (Loire Valley) be added to the region’s name. The

Nouvelle Aquitaine

A Guide to the Departments of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Map of Nouvelle Aquitaine Nouvelle Aquitaine is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the three former administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes, during the restructuring of France’s regions in

Occitanie

A Guide to the Departments of Occitanie

Occitanie is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

A Guide to the Departments of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Marseille. It is made up of the following six departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Haute-Alpes (05), Alpes-Maritime (06),

Auvergne Rhône Alpes

A Guide to the Departments of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Map of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Auvergne, and Rhône-Alpes, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The

bourgogne-franche-comte

A Guide to the Departments of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Map of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Burgundy (Bourgogne), and Franche-Comté, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016.

Grand Est

A Guide to the Departments of Grand Est

Map of the Grand Est Region Grand Est is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the three former administrative regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine, during the restructuring of France’s

Hauts-de-France

A Guide to the Departments of Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France Map Hauts-de-France is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the old regions Nord Pas de Calais and Picardie, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional

The official names of France’s new regions

The new ‘super regions’ names were officially recorded by Decree signed by the Prime Minister, published in the Official Journal and came into effect on 30th September.   Before and After Drag the “slider” from left to right to see

Buying Hotspots – LECTOURE

  WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW!   The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies The Medieval town of Lectoure boasts ‘night markets’

Buying Hotspots – LORGUES

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW! The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies The bastide (fortified) city of Lorgues was originally founded by

Buying Hotspots – SAUMUR

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW!
The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies

Brittany vs Normandy

We assess the benefits of buying in two popular regions of France, kicking off with a real pair of northern heavyweights………….

certificate d'urbanism

Building in France – Planning Application

  Certificat d’urbanisme Permis de Construire Permis modificatif (permis de construire ou d’aménager) Déclaration Préalable     Certificat d’urbanisme – Outline planning permission ‘in principal’ The Certificate d’Urbanism is a document which gives details of the planning rules that apply

a stethoscope on a pile of euro bills, depicting the health care industry concept

Doctors’ fees to rise in 2017

After five months of discussions the Assurance Maladie invited representatives of the unions “CSMF”, “FMF”, the “SML” (generalists and specialists), “MG France” (general) and the “Bloc” (surgeons, anesthetists and obstetricians) for a final negotiation session regarding a new five-year agreement

Obtaining French Nationality through Marriage

How to Apply for French Nationality through Marriage

There is no automatic right to French Nationality upon marriage to a French National. You can apply for French nationality through marriage by following the the procedure laid out below. A foreigner can apply to become a French citizen after

Importing and registering a UK vehicle in France

Importing a UK vehicle and registering it in France

This fact sheet explains the procedure for importing and registering a UK registered motor vehicle or trailer/caravan in France. (The procedure is more or less the same for importing a vehicle from any EU country.) It applies to anyone living