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

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

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.

Leaving French Assets to Step-Children

Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross-border team, sets out a number of scenarios that a British owner of French property may encounter. Over a 12-part series of articles Charlotte will cover topics such as how

Where to Buy in France Now – BEAULIEU-SUR-MER

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track   BEAULIEU-SUR-MER Alpes-Maritimes, Côte d’Azur Beaulieu-sur-Mer, translated as ‘beautiful place by the sea’, lies at the very heart

The Highs and Lows of Currency – FAQs

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 What is the difference between a foreign exchange specialist and a high-street bank? A. If

Property Hotspot – TREIGNAC, Limousin

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track   TREIGNAC, Limousin. Standing next to the Vézère river, Treignac is situated in the north part of Corrèze,

Inspection visits – Property Management in France

We have been looking recently at what property management in France really is, and why absentee owners need to source reliable and trustworthy property caretakers to ensure they can truly enjoy their ownership of a property at a distance. For

A property guide to Quercy

The ancient province of Quercy is truly ‘a land that time forgot’, where you will find, hidden away in sleepy backwaters, some of the most attractive rural architecture in France. Fortified towns known as Bastides (taken from the langue d’oc

Where to buy in France now! – MAGALAS

  Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track   MAGALAS, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon The charming village of Magalas, located just 15km north of the dynamic city

INSIDER INFO – Paris

With the news that Paris will host the Olympic Games in 2024, 100 years after France last staged the event, those with a keen eye on the property market have been paying close attention to the key sites.   Unlike

Why do you need Property Management?

The numbers of foreign owned properties in France have escalated steeply since the early 2000s. In fact, the over subscription of properties available to rent in this, the most visited country in the world, is often put down to the

Re-mortgaging and releasing equity on French property

“There is no need to keep all your assets tied up in one property” It is becoming increasingly popular to look at the options surrounding re-mortgaging or raising equity against property in France. During the UK property boom of the

Make the most of your viewing trip

If you’re looking for houses in France, it pays to be prepared. Follow our handy bullet-point guide to making the most of your viewing trip.   * Make sure you have appointments booked with agents – don’t expect to just

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,

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Planning your property inspection trip to France – Top Tips

Once you’ve narrowed down your search area, you can book appointments to view the properties you have selected either through your property finder or with the French estate agents directly. Before you set out on your property inspection trip, here are some top tips to make the most of the time and funds at your disposal.

Buying in France – at a Glance

New to the French property market? Our comprehensive guide will help you find your bearings…   The process of buying property in France is actually pretty straightforward and well-regulated. Every year, many thousands of overseas buyers purchase new homes in

Gard vs Vaucluse

PROPERTY SHOWDOWN We consider the best reasons to buy in these neighbouring areas jostling for position in the sunny south of France… GARD The Gard, a desirable location in the south of France, is a geographically diverse département with varied