Sally Stone runs through the common pitfalls of holiday lets and shares handy tips to maximise rental income and secure your home while you’re away
Guides to Buying your French Property
There has never been a better time to move to France, thanks to the country’s new tax reform – but watch out for the pitfalls and make sure you are prepared
You fall in love with a property in the South of France, it has olive trees and you buy it. What do you do? You make olive oil, of course! Patrice Bertrand finds out more
As soon as they clapped eyes on a faded farmhouse near Saint-Tropez, Katrina and Christophe Denoux knew they had found a diamond in the rough, says Nicola Venning
Situated on the ascent of the Iseran Pass, the world’s highest paved road which leads to popular ski retreats of Tignes and Val-d’Isere is Sainte-Foy Tarentaise.
The new year is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring. Make sure one new year’s resolution is to review your financial planning to check it is up-to-date and on track to protect your family’s long-term wealth.
Helen bought a Chamonix apartment for £210,000. She has just accepted an offer of £280,000 and wants to know if she will need to pay any capital gains tax (‘CGT’) on the gain of £70,000 in the UK or in France.
LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN HAUTE-SAVOIE. You’ll feel on top of the world in this Alpine département with its ski resorts, sunshine, lakes and culture. Annaliza Davis reveals why its property market is a peak performer
Annaliza Davis explores a region that offers the best of all worlds – whether you are seeking city-centre investment or looking for your own bit of heaven on Earth Pays de la Loire boasts the best of France: fantastic coastlines,…
Remodelling a château isn’t always worthwhile, as structural repairs can cost a fortune – especially if the building is listed
Thanks to the British love of the Dordogne, there’s a corner of southwest France that is forever England. But with its bastide towns, rolling green hills, verdant valleys, and food to die for, it couldn’t be more typically French, so don’t be put off when you hear it referred to as “Dordogneshire”!
We head to France’s northwest coastline, where two départements jostle for the top spot…
If you ever had the feeling that you have spent half your working life just paying tax, you are not far wrong. What with income tax, national insurance/social security, capital gains tax, VAT, council tax, excise duties and so on, a considerable amount of our hard-earned income gets diverted to the taxman each year.
Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track
If you are based in England & Wales you may be familiar with the process of selling property in the UK, but there are differences in the process when selling in France that you should be aware of.
Leaseback properties can be a fruitful long-term investment, but they can’t be found just anywhere. From the dizzy heights of the Alps to the glittering French Riviera, these are the spots to comb
Richard Deans sheds light on leaseback property and why it’s the way to go for savvy holidaymakers – and investors
Why buying property in and around Chalabre, with nearby lakes, castles and stunning views of the Pyrenees, makes for a great investment!
Your essential guide to facilities in towns to be found north of the Loire and east of Angers. You can find details on bars, restaurants, chemists, banks, supermarkets, broadband, English-language cinema, distance to the ports and much more.
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
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
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…
If you’ve been dreaming of buying a French property as a buy to let investment, here are our top tips to help you find your perfect property.
Corrèze has a rich medieval past with evidence of these times to be found throughout Correze’s towns and villages.
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.
The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.
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.
In what was the last planned budget before the Brexit due date, Chancellor Phillip Hammond insisted that “austerity is coming to an end but discipline will remain”.
We find out how Jacqueline Franc de Ferrière and her husband Wilfrid breathed new life into this treasured family home in the Gironde…
This beautiful part of France is home to some of the most spectacular properties in Europe, but you can also pick up a bargain. Its proximity to the Channel ports and Paris also make Sarthe an ideal location.
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…
If you’ve ever thought of renting your French home out to guests or wondered what it’s like to be a holiday home owner then this is the article for you!
Felicity worked in the charity sector for many years of her life, and in particular she feels very strongly about supporting a global disaster relief charity on her death.
Claire and Peter Jackson were over the moon to find their dream house in sunny Languedoc. They’ve lavished love and attention on it and have exciting plans for its – and their – future
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
A historic town nestled between the mountain peaks of Haute-Savoie and the north-western bank of Europe’s purest natural lake, Annecy is an idyllic setting.
Brittany Ferries, now the leading maritime carrier on the western and central Channel, was founded in 1972 by Alexis Gourvennec and a group of fellow Breton farmers who wanted to export their cauliflowers and artichokes to the UK.
We head to Aquitaine in southwest France, where two départements reign supreme…
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…
From Languedoc to Provence, Patrice Bertrand reveals what it takes to realise your dream of owning your own vineyard in France, and making wine in the sun
Emma is worried about paying inheritance tax in France and needs advice on what to do next.
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 and…
The votes are in: the most desirable place to own a holiday home in France is Arcachon Bay.
Top Tip – Thinking of opening a gîte? Find an area that will generate income all year round, not just during the summer months Q We are looking at the new Fondation du Patrimoine grant and wondering if…
Looking for stunning views and a warm climate? The ancient fishing port of Marseillan offers this and more
Tight budget? We reveal the cheapest cities in which to buy in the Hexagon
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
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…
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…
THE INS AND OUTS OF THE FRENCH TAX SYSTEM Major tax reforms are being rolled out this year, making France a more attractive country to live in – but watch out for the pitfalls and make sure you are prepared…