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Air Quality Certificate

Don’t get your head stuck in the clouds 6 million Brits could be driving on the wrong side of the law this summer   Motorists who lease their vehicle could be falling foul of the law when driving overseas.  

Canoeing holidays in the Ardèche

The southern Ardèche Region in France is a haven for people seeking a more active break, and its impressive gorge makes it ideal for canoeing holidays

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Winter breaks near Val d’Isère

Auberge & Chalets sur la Montagne offers a hand-picked selection of stylish, affordable accommodation at Sainte Foy Tarentaise in the heart of the French Alps. Close to Val d’Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosière all our accommodation is equally well-placed for winter skiing or snowboarding holidays and summer walking or cycling holidays.

Summer activities in the French Alps

There’s so much to do that there really is something for everyone. You can choose to mountain bike, road cycle, hike, climb, play golf or tennis, swim, watch the Tour de France, indulge at the local wine fairs, or simply relax and soak up the sun. There is an extensive activities programme for all the family at Sainte Foy throughout the summer.

Family friendly break in a French manor house

This charming manor house and park nestles on the edge of the quiet village of Cry-sur-Armancon, with its beautiful church, bridge and tree lined river which borders the park. It really is a paradise for both adults and children.

Underfloor heating France

Once your decision to move to France has been taken, choosing a house to make your home is a key element in order to enjoy your new life. Even though the weather will be better than in the UK, installing the right heating solution is vital.

How to Save Money on Car Hire in France

Hiring a car in France is a great way to travel around at your own leisure and explore the best France has to offer, free from the shackles of public transport and pre-determined timetables. With hundreds of locations throughout France

Camping Les Gros Joncs, on the West coast of Oleron Island

Les Gros Joncs, on the West coast of Oleron Island, is ideally located between sea and forest, sheltered by the dunes. The landscaped campsite is the ideal holiday resort for relaxation, sports activities, discovering nature or weekends all year round.

Luxury accommodation near Sarlat

4 Bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath home for 8 guests Tucked between the Dordogne River and steep, dramatic stone cliffs, the village of La Roque Gageac is the picturesque location for this completely renovated three thousand square foot stone house.

Traditional stone farmhouse in Charente Maritime

All prices are for the whole property. This charming farmhouse sleeps up to 6 persons and can be configured as 3 double bedrooms or 2 double and 1 twin. One double bedroom is on the ground floor and there are

Fairy-tale living in the Dordogne

My absolute favourite area of France is undoubtedly the Dordogne. I spent 2 years working there for Canvas Holidays. First in 2000 as a campsite supervisor in Grolejac, near Sarlat. I didn’t see too much of the region as I

Luxury Farmhouse in Normandy

NORMANDY 18th Century BARN Welcome to our home in France, located within Basse Normandy, in the area of Manche, which is recognised as an area of great natural beauty. Normandy is famous for its stone houses, amazing countryside, delicious cider

Rustic B&B in the heart of the Languedoc

Detached Maison de Maitre built around 1850, near St. Chinian and Béziers. With 2000 square metres of ground, facing south with a large saltwater swimming pool. Pretty garden with shaded areas and gîte that sleeps six to eight with sun-drenched terrace. Close to the River Orb, vineyards and wonderful walks.

Dont get lost in France

  In 1900, fewer than 3000 motor cars roamed the roads of France. Any journey could easily turn into quite an adventure! The Michelin brothers’ faith in the future of the motor car was absolute. To encourage the development of

Appartement Follieres 2

Follieres 2 is a beautiful new apartment of 114sqm. It features 4 bedrooms and can welcome 6 adults and 4 children. Located in the resort center and at 300m from the ski lifts. “Close to the resort, this new apartment

Chalet Totara

Discover the beautiful chalet Totara decorated in a mountain and welcoming atmosphere. Its 5 bedrooms can accommodate up to 10 people. It features a splendid living area, perfect for your family or friend holidays. It is located at 50 meters

Brittany home renovations

For many who decide to purchase a property in France their preference is to find an older property that needs work either to renovate and/or extend it. Planning laws and regulations in France can seem daunting, and this is where

Château living – mobile homes in beautiful Brittany

Brittany is simply stunning and has so much to offer that to say that it has something for everyone risks sounding exceptionally clichéd. Oh, but it does! It has bundles of history, from the ancient standing stones (Menhirs) of Carnac

Luxury gite available to rent in the centre of Brittany

Welcome to relaxation… Ty Louisette is a luxury Gite situated in the small hamlet of Kergouet, ten minutes’ drive from the historic town of Pontivy in the centre of Brittany. There are direct routes from the ports of St.Malo and Roscoff

Catered/self-catered chalets and apartments in Les Gets

Chalets1066 offer a broad range of self catered and fully catered accommodation in the beautiful mountain village of Les Gets in the French Alps, around one hour drive from Geneva. In total they have some 18 self catered chalets and

Peaceful farmhouse set in rural France

Honeysuckle Farm is a charming farmhouse, situated in 30 minutes from Bayonne in the Landes- a rural, beautiful and peaceful area of France. It is completely private, but yet not isolated. It has 7 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private

Insurance for holiday homes

So what should you do if a disaster strikes and you need to make a claim from your insurer for your holiday home? Well this depends very much on what the claim is for and also what your particular insurer

Driving to the Corniche des Cévennes

Author Rik Lee runs a writing course in the Cévennes. Here, he writes a short story on an experience in France – similar to what you could write if attending his autumn writing course.

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What you need to know about health insurance in France

There are many things to enjoy about living in France – the excellent food, the culture, the climate. It is also a country that boasts a very high standard of healthcare, but if you’re planning to reside in France long-term,

Top winter sports holiday destinations

As winter closes in, it’s a great time to start planning a skiing holiday. Here are our top recommendations for winter sports holiday destinations in France

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France Currency Exchange FAQs

Frequently asked questions about currency exchange for France. Where can I get the best exchange rates, what will it cost, how long will it take and more…

Before you buy a swimming pool

Top tips for buying a swimming pool

Before you consider buying a pool, there are a number of points to be aware of. Location Do you have a flat area of land, close to your house and with good drainage? If so, this is ideal. Installing pools

Picardy: live like French royalty for a weekend

The village of Chantilly, the cream of the crop of French rural retreats and just over 2 hours from Calais! Lose yourself in French manicured gardens by the architect who designed Versailles Appreciate an art collection to rival the Louvre

Le great French bake off!

This October on TV5MONDE there’s fantastic foodie TV on the menu with our top gastronomy programmes all subtitled in English for everyone to enjoy – Sky 796 / Virgin 825

Disabled Skiing in Belle Plagne

For Mia, an 8-year-old living with cerebral palsy, disabled Skiing in Belle Plagne was her top choice for an adaptive ski holiday in March 2012. Ski 2 Freedom was able to provide information on the disabled skiing side of the

La Villa Vicha: Luxury Chalets in Provence

Centred around the main villa which houses the bar and restaurant, accommodation at La Villa Vicha is made up of 12 luxury chalets in Provence, between Montpellier and Nîmes.

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Going into a clinic for an operation

A hospital visit can be stressful in any country and any language, more so when you are abroad. If you know what to expect, it can help reduce that stress slightly. A reader shares a first-hand account of a recent visit to a

Learn French in France, beyond Paris

French is one of the most significant languages around the globe; more than 200 million people speak French across five continents. Learning the language is beneficial for a number for a reasons, including career progression, travel, for education purposes and to expand your knowledge of a different culture.

Active holidays in the French Pyrenees – a well kept secret

Imagine a mountain chain that begins and ends at the sea. It has areas of remote beauty, a lake district, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and culture-rich villages. Bears roam, eagles and vultures fly, and the spring wild-flowers will take your breath away. This is the French Pyrenees…

Open a currency account today

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MoneyCorp trading hours are 7:30am – 10:30pm (UK Time), Monday to Friday and 10am – 4pm on Saturdays. We are also open on most Bank Holidays from 8:30am – 5:30pm. If you are enquiring about currency exchange for your holiday,

10 good reasons to use a specialist currency company

Image not found.The benefits of a lawyer are obvious. But why use a currency broker? And what difference could the exchange rate have on my property purchase? FrenchEntrée.com puts the questions to foreign exchange specialist Moneycorp on your behalf.

Currency fluctuations and me

Image not found.My husband Ron and I moved to France over 10 years ago. We live in the Charente where there is less traffic, better weather and the local people are friendly. However, with the exchange rate being really bad, our lifestyle has been affected by the weak pound.