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


Daube of beef

Beef cheeks are available from good butchers. You can also use brisket, short ribs or oxtails for this daube, all of which have a wonderful gelatinous quality. Wagyu beef, although rather extravagant, gives an amazing depth of flavour.

Mouzon, je ne regrette rien

Her (French) husband’s family thought they were mad when they moved to Charente 30 years ago, but just like Édith Piaf, Heidi Fuller-love has no regrets

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A list of the most common fish names in French/English

  Seafood is a staple of French cuisine, and although the number of people attending church regularly has dropped over the years it’s still traditional in some areas of France for fish to be served on Friday. Whether you buy

New speed camera warnings launched in France

Official Map of the Placement of Fixed Speed Cameras Online

  The official map of fixed radars (Conventional fixed speed cameras, two-way speed cameras, medium speed cameras etc…) and dummy control routes (where radars are moved regularly) has just been posted on the Road Safety website. This map shows the

Summer Sales in France – Dates for 2018

  Summer sales in France start on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 8 am. and finish on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 apart from some exceptions which exist in some areas of the French territory (certain tourist and/or border regions), that

The Charente – A Collection of Useful Articles

Discover more about the Charente a beautiful, unspoiled area of France with our selection of useful articles covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles, prices and more.

Tax Simulation 2018 Online

The 2018 income tax simulator was put online in early January by the impots.gouv website. Official and free, it allows you to estimate how much income tax you will have to pay this year. After completing the simulation form online,

Thon à la Niçoise – Tuna salad

  As a native Parisian and the head chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Danyel Couet knows a thing or two about the fantastic flavours of everyone’s favourite capital city…   600g tuna, sliced into four portions 100g green beans, lightly

Champagne – Far from the Madding Crowd

From the moment Janet Hulstrand waltzed into Essoyes as a bright-eyed seasonal grape-picker, it was love at first sight. The rest, as they say, is history…   Why did you choose Essoyes? Well, Essoyes chose me, in a way. I

Obtaining a French Driving Licence

At the moment it is not mandatory to exchange your UK licence for a French Permis de Conduire (except in the event of a traffic infringement, out of date licence etc.) However, due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit – and

Packing/Preparing to Move House

The period between exchange and completion is the ideal opportunity to prepare for moving house. We recommend following these simple steps to make the big day stress-free: The clear out! Moving house can be a great opportunity for a clear

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

New issue of FrenchEntrée Magazine OUT NOW!

The Winter 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

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

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

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

To discover more about this region of France and the departments, click on the articles listed below.   A property guide to Brittany The poetry of Brittany: coastal walks, wide sand beaches, open skies and green hills, plus delicious seafood,

Normandie

A Guide to the Departments of Normandie

Map of the Region of Normandie – NormandyNormandie (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 France’s

Ile de France

A Guide to the Departments of Île-de-France

Map of the Île-de-FranceÎle-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, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne,

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 LoireCentre-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 regional

Nouvelle Aquitaine

A Guide to the Departments 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 January 2016. The regional

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

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………….