Articles by Rhiannon Rees


WIN a week in this cosy gîte in BrittanyIn partnership with online rental specialist French Connections, we are offering you the chance to win a holiday at The Gîte. With a heated pool and gorgeous lake views, this charming property,

5 Reasons to Visit… Limoges

Between its awe-inspiring architecture, famous porcelain and traditional local food, Limousin’s capital is an attractive travel destination this summer… A grand entrance If you make your way into Limoges by train, chances are you’ll be heading to Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins.


5 Reasons to Visit… Bergerac

  An endearing half-timbered town and magnet for British ex-pats, Bergerac in the Dordogne offers a quaint slice of history away from the madding crowds. Old-world charm One of Bergerac’s biggest draws is its ‘old town’, a medieval district with cobbled

10 Reasons to Buy in Gascony

1. Broad geography A historical area rather than an official region, ‘Gascony’ defines the territory from the tip of the Gironde département right down to the Spanish border, passing through major cities Bordeaux and Toulouse and technically covering parts of

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Top Tips for Private Selling

Private sales are becoming an increasingly popular trend in the French property market. Here, we talk you through the advantages and potential pitfalls of choosing to go it alone in L’Hexagone without an agent… Value Your Property Realistically Without an

Seven Reasons to Buy in the Alps in 2017

1. Rich and varied properties Think of the Alps and your mind wanders to the quintessential log cabin topped with snow. France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is home to a number of these classic properties, but there’s also a range of other styles worth

Seven Reasons to Buy in Poitou-Charentes in 2017

1. Beauté naturelle Welcome to sunflower country! In July, witness the fields around you transform into glorious oceans of yellow, creating the perfect backdrop for a scenic stroll or bike ride. Alternatively, coast along the luscious waterways of France’s own

French Property Market News

French Property Market Report December 2016

An upward trend in sales and value marked 2016 as a year of growth in the French property market, with Île–de–France leading the 1.4% rise in apartment prices. Continuing the recovery that started in early 2015, last year saw an