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 grape

A Guide to the Departments of Corse – Corsica

Map of Corsica – Corse Corse – Corsica is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Ajaccio. The island of Corse – Corsica is divided into

Map of Brittany

A Guide to the Departments of Brittany – Bretagne

Map of Brittany (Bretagne) The region of Brittany (Bretagne) remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Rennes. It’s made up of the following four departments: Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan. To find property

Normandie

A Guide to the Departments of Normandie

Map of the Region of Normandie – Normandy Normandie (Normandy) is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie, during the restructuring of

Ile de France

A Guide to the Departments of Île-de-France

Map of the Île-de-France Île-de-France is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Paris. It is made up of the following eight departments: Paris, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine,

Pays de la Loire

A Guide to the Departments of Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Nantes. It is made up from the following five departments: Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe

Centre-Val de Loire

A Guide to the Departments of Centre-Val de Loire

Map of Centre-Val de Loire Centre-Val de Loire, although the region itself didn’t change, it was decided, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016, that the Val de Loire (Loire Valley) be added to the region’s name. The

Nouvelle Aquitaine

A Guide to the Departments of Nouvelle Aquitaine

Map of Nouvelle Aquitaine Nouvelle Aquitaine is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the three former administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes, during the restructuring of France’s regions in

Occitanie

A Guide to the Departments of Occitanie

Occitanie is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

A Guide to the Departments of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is one of the five regions that remained unchanged during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional capital is Marseille. It is made up of the following six departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Haute-Alpes (05), Alpes-Maritime (06),

Auvergne Rhône Alpes

A Guide to the Departments of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Map of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Auvergne, and Rhône-Alpes, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The

bourgogne-franche-comte

A Guide to the Departments of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Map of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the two former administrative regions of Burgundy (Bourgogne), and Franche-Comté, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016.

Grand Est

A Guide to the Departments of Grand Est

Map of the Grand Est Region Grand Est is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the three former administrative regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine, during the restructuring of France’s

Hauts-de-France

A Guide to the Departments of Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France Map Hauts-de-France is the official name of one of the new regions of France which was formed by merging the old regions Nord Pas de Calais and Picardie, during the restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016. The regional

Authentic Manor House for sale in Brittany

For Sale – A rare chance to buy an authentic Manor from the 18th century, situated in central Brittany, with over 3.5 hectares of land (including woodland and fields) €375,000 (Incl. agency fees) Main part over 3 levels, around 300sq:

Renovated Farmhouse for sale in Brittany

For Sale – Situated in beautiful Brittany countryside, an entirely renovated farmhouse in the Guéméné sur Scorff area  with 7759 m² of land – €170,400 (Incl. agency fees)   Ground Floor : Living room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen 1st

Buying Hotspots – LORGUES

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW! The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies The bastide (fortified) city of Lorgues was originally founded by

Buying Hotspots – SAUMUR

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW!
The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies

Brittany vs Normandy

We assess the benefits of buying in two popular regions of France, kicking off with a real pair of northern heavyweights………….

Britanny property chaumiere

A property guide to Brittany

Thinking of buying a property in Brittany? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

beuvron normandy

A property guide to Normandy

Thinking of buying a property in Normandy? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, access, property styles and prices. Start your search today!

La Bastide d'Armagnac, Landes

A property guide to Gascony

Thinking of buying a property in Gascony? We’ve prepared an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

Confolens in Charente

Property guide to the Charente

Thinking of buying a property in Poitou-Charentes? This article is an introductory guide to the area covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

Provence village and lavender fields

A property guide to Provence

Thinking of buying a property in Provence? This guide provides you with useful information on the region covering climate, landscape, access, property styles and price guidelines.

Traditional Dordogne home in Sarlat

Dordogne property guide

The Dordogne has been popular with house-buyers from outside the Hexagon. But there are many things to consider before you buy, so here’s a guide to the different attractions of the Dordogne and points to ponder before you sign on the dotted line.

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Property hotspot: Where to buy in Paris

  The project of a home in Paris, either as a permanent or holiday home, can become a little daunting precisely because of the sheer beauty, diversity and density of the city. Each quartier has its own flavour, from the

Port Valentré in Cahors in the Lot region of France

Buying property in France: Life in the Lot

Escaping the sun’s glare on the village square in Cazals, northeast of Cahors, I’m sipping a post-lunch coffee with Alice Loftie who, alongside husband Charles, is a FrenchEntrée Estate Agent Partner in this sleepy Lot village. On the walls, there are sun-kissed

©Jacqueline Davis, Ma Maison Parfaite

Settling into French life

Working as a property finder, people often ask Jacqueline how easy it is to settle into French life. She finds inspiration in Lynn, who took to her new life in France like a duck to water.

Restoring a derelict house in Brittany

In August 2012 Jenny (a management consultant) and her partner John (a builder) moved to Huelgoat in Brittany, where they are currently converting a local property into their dream home. Here, they tell us the ups and downs of such a project.

French and expat communities in Dordogne

Dordogne has a reputation for being full of Brits and according to official figures, it has a UK expatriate population without equal in France. Why? It is an amazingly beautiful region with lots of space and a healthy property market.

La Noneix Construction & Property Services

Paul and Joanne Rands moved to France with their two young children and established a successful construction company, La Noneix Construction and Property Services, offering a full range of building services, from a small job right through to a total renovation.

Eco Home Stars on Grand Designs

Daren and Adi bought a plot in Brittany and used salvaged materials to build a house so intriguing that Channel 4’s Kevin McCloud had to see it for himself. Here, Adi talks FrenchEntrée through planning permission, energy saving appliances and top tips for building abroad

Discover the dream-like Alpilles villages

The Alpilles never cease to enthrall, no matter how many times you navigate the meandering little roads that connect the dreamlike unspoilt villages scattered throughout this protected nature reserve.

Buying property in the Haute-Garonne

The Haute-Garonne department is one of the eight departments of the Midi-Pyrénées region in SW France and is home to both the bustling metropolis of Toulouse and a rural backdrop of undulating hills and valleys.