Renovation in France

renovation in franceWelcome to our comprehensive guide to renovation in France. If you want to renovate your French property it can be difficult understanding the planning laws and taxes in France, as well as finding good renovation suppliers. Here you can find all the information you need when renovating your house in France, including examples of big renovation projects and advice on planning applications in France.

Please read our useful renovation articles below, but if you can't find what you're looking for you can view our full article list further down the page.

Planning Laws & Taxes

Before considering a property renovation in France you should consider the planning laws and taxes involved.

Property Renovation Advice

All the advice you need on renovating your house in France and how to deal with the construction plans for your property.

French Renovation Projects

Here are stories of real life renovation projects in France and tips on renovating your French home.

French Renovation Supplies

Here you can find suppliers that can help with your new French renovation, including kitchen, carpet and paint suppliers.

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Buying a property to renovate in France

Many of the properties for sale come with that key caveat. they ‘need work’. Our expert contributor shares tips for buying a property to renovate in France.

Ask The Experts – Renovations

Ready to (re)build your dream home from the ground up? From renovation costs to planning permission, Stephen Davies shares some handy tips

Interiors Case Study – Back to Nature

Peter Clark and Vincent Caplier created their award-winning eco-guest house in Somme from scratch, where sustainable living is key – inside and out, says Sylvia Edwards Davis. Meet the Movers   FrenchEntée Magazine: Why did you settle on France? Peter

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

Renovation Case Study – Content in Cotentin

  Ignoring her agent’s warnings, Karin Twijnstra fell head over heels with a 16th-century château in Normandy. She tells Sylvia Edwards Davis about her decades-long bid to convert it into a cosy B&B   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What brought you to