Buying Hot Spots – Uzès, Gard, Occitanie

Where to buy in France now! Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track   UZÈS, Gard, Occitanie A shining example of la France profonde, you’ll

South Aveyron Property Guide

The eastern half of the Aveyron has been neglected. But the opening of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Millau Viaduct last year increased interest in eastern and southern Aveyron, and a boom in the property market could soon follow.

Aveyron Property Overview

The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.

Rodez Property Guide

Rodez, the departmental capital of Aveyron, is an attractive city in a pleasant natural environment. Its historic centre is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Aveyron River.

South-east Vendee property: a town-by-town guide

Extensive details of Fontenay le Comte and surrounding area The south-east Vendee has been a popular destination for house-hunters for many years. The climate, excellent transport links and affordable property make the area ideal for those dreaming of a new

Loire Valley Buying Guide

Gorgeous châteaux, pretty riverside towns, and a climate that’s never too hot and never too cold – it’s no wonder Brits have been beating a path to the Loire Valley since medieval times, says Dominic Bliss

Rate Alert: Sterling’s growth continues

  The pound continues to make steady gains against the euro as Italy’s budget dilemma continues after the EU revealed its plans to increase spending, adding to its already massive debt pile of some 130% of the GDP. The pound’s

Moving to France – the tax considerations

Moving to France or buying property there should be the start of an exciting and fulfilling stage of your life. Dealing with complex tax legislation may be daunting, but with early and careful planning you can prevent headaches and make the most of tax-efficient opportunities.

A Guide to The Alps

Annaliza Davis discovers that the French Alps offer not only some of the best skiing in Europe but varied landscapes and activities all year round…   The magnificent mountains of the Alps are famous for their breathtaking peaks, fabulous resorts

Holiday Lets – Frequently Asked Questions

Getting your house in order – Sally Stone runs through the common pitfalls of holiday lets and shares handy tips to maximise rental income and keep your home spotless while you’re away

Buying Hotspot – Évian-les-Bains

A smart and sought-after Belle-Époque spa destination, Évian-les-Bains stands proudly on the southern shore of Lake Geneva and benefits from a year-round tourist trade

Can you afford the cost of living longer?

By making the lifestyle choice to live in France, you will want to make the most of what this country has to offer by enjoying the beautiful scenery and climate for as long as you possibly can.   That may

Our Top Five Buy-to-Let Hotspots

From the trendiest cities and up-and-coming student towns to a sought-after Alpine resort, we get to the heart of France’s hottest areas to snap up buy-to-let properties   1 Bordeaux Thanks to its booming wine industry, Bordeaux attracts hordes of

ASK THE EXPERTS CURRENCY – FAQs

  THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF CURRENCY Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate   Q I am retiring to France and need to

Vineyards at Solutre in Burgundy, recently added to the UNESCO cultural sites list

A property guide to Burgundy

When you hear the name Burgundy it conjures up most of all the fabulous wines that make the area so famous: Chablis, Nuits St George, Meursault and the list goes on…..   But Burgundy has much to offer beyond the

12th-Century Château in the Limousin Rescued From Ruin

Property developer Fiona Jones on her four-year restoration of the Chateau du Masgelier, a 12th-century Limousin gem… Situated on a hilltop, with 360° views over the Creuse countryside, and set within its own parkland, the Chateau du Masgelier dates from

Late Summer French mortgage tips

Late summer and early autumn is often the busiest time of the year for buyers of second homes in France committing to new purchases. Here we look at two key points to ensure your French property purchase remains on track!

French Mortgage Advice

An Agreement in Principle Why it pays to get your application for a French mortgage sorted out before hunting for your dream home… “When you possess an ‘agreement in principle’ it sends a very clear message to vendors that you

Buying Guide – Pyrénées-Orientales

  Sun, Ski and Sand Over 300 days of sunshine a year, glorious mountain resorts, welcoming beaches and plenty of rental potential – it’s no wonder we all love this département, says Annaliza Davis Pyrénées-Orientales enjoys a whopping 300 days

The Cost of Buying Property in France

  Attractive property prices make France an appealing proposition. But with house-hunting costs and conveyancing fees to think about, it can all add up quickly…   HOUSE-HUNTING COSTS Often overlooked, these initial costs aren’t to be underestimated. There’s getting to

Property Showdown – LOT VERSUS LOT ET GARONNE

We head to the green heart of southwest France, where two départements reign supreme…   Lot Named after its defining river, the Lot shares its borders with the Limousin, Aquitaine and Auvergne regions. This historically rich area is known for