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Chateau 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

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US Dollar / Euro Update: July 2015

An extraordinary chain of events took place in Athens in early July.  Prime minister Alexis Tsipras campaigned for his countrymen to vote No in the referendum on Troika-imposed austerity.  They voted No in resounding fashion, with a majority of 61-39. 

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No social charges in France for non-residents

The highest administrative authority in France has confirmed the European Court of Justice ruling that social charges in France should not apply to income perceived by non-residents. This may give right to a refund of social charges paid on capital gains and rental income.

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Euro Update: July 2015

An extraordinary chain of events took place in Athens in early July.  Prime minister Alexis Tsipras campaigned for his countrymen to vote No in the referendum on Troika-imposed austerity.  They voted No in resounding fashion, with a majority of 61-39. 

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Why do notaires in France charge such high fees?

Your questions answered: when you buy a property why are the fees retained by Notaires in France so substantial? There is understandable confusion about this point but in fact most of these monies are collected by the Notaire acting on behalf of the state.

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Foreign exchange: Should I buy my euros now?

So, when should you buy euros? What if you buy now and the rate improves even more? What if you wait and the rate loses ground?
Deciding the right time to buy your euros can be tricky, and your decision will depend on these key factors…

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Issy-l’Evêque, Burgundy

Issy-l’Evêque, enviably situated between the granite Morvan uplands and the rolling Charollais region, enjoys the status of ‘station verte’ for its support of eco-friendly tourism. The village prides itself on its award-winning floral environment. The commune is thoroughly charming with

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French energy law finally adopted

The long-delayed French energy law, known as the loi de transition énergétique, was approved in a final vote on July 22 setting ambitious goals for energy efficienty and waste reduction.