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.

The fabulous timbered barn

Interiors Case Study: The Perfect Marriage

Armed with fabulous antiques, and tenacity, Rosemary and Richard Conquest turned a dilapidated 15th-century manor into a wedding venue fit for royalty. Greg Cook has a nose around. You know you’ve created something special when visitors to your new home

Château des Milandes

Renovation Case Study: To the Manoir Born Dordogne-style

When the Chapmans stayed at their favourite Dordogne guesthouse on a house-hunting foray and fortuitously found it was for sale, they snapped up the pretty manor, says Nicola Venning. When Christopher and Sarah Chapman visited the Dordogne in 1990, their

Rebecca and Greg property

Renovation Case Study: Through the Mill

Restoring a derelict paper mill in Dordogne would terrify many; yet the Randalls have not only tamed this property, they’ve transformed it into a stunning luxury residence. Greg Cook gets the grand tour… It’s becoming an established fact that the

David and Kate's home

Interiors Case Study: House of Fun

Six years ago, David Reid and Kate Wilde quit the UK for Provence. With a flair for design, they set about creating a wonderfully quirky family home – fun being their top priority, says Nicola Venning “I do love a

Park at the abbaye

Renovation Case Study: Praise Be… At Last

Having bought an abbey in Burgundy on a whim, Tanith and Clive Cummings were met with a petition from angry locals. The couple tell Jeannine Williamson how they battled on Mild curiosity from new neighbours followed by initial exchanges in

Property 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

Les Mazures

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 Clark: