Smallholdings in France

Smallholdings in FranceWelcome to our comprehensive guide to Smallholdings in France. A complete on-line resource for information for those who have or are thinking about buying a Small Holding in France.

The laid back French lifestyle along with the prices of French property makes France the ideal place to ‘escape from it all’ and live the “good life”. Whether you're thinking of buying your own Vineyard, an Equestrian property to keep horses, or a Smallholding to raise and grow your own food you will find all the information you need here. From choosing and rearing animals, finding the right area of France to live in and a look at the work involved in running a Smallholding in France.

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The different types of Smallholdings in France

Everything you need to know about Smallholdings in France

Practicalities of running a Smallholding in France

Information on growing vines and raising animals on your Smallholding in France

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The Accidental Olive Farmers

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

Farming at a Snail’s Pace

Janine Marsh meets a British expat farmer in the north of France with a passion for a French culinary icon… Snails. To most of us they are slimy pests that devour our blooms and make our stomachs turn. For Mike

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Beekeeping in the Charente – September

Time to Take Stock September can be a busy month for beekeepers, even though the main work of honey harvesting is normally over by this time. In 2017 the weather has been unusually volatile, with hot sunny days interspersed with


Beekeeping in the Charente – August

August is usually a quieter month for beekeepers; the main honey flow is over, the bees are settled and no longer thinking about swarming, and the drones are dwindling in number. Having said that, the weather has been so hit


Beekeeping in the Charente – July

July is a busy month for bees and beekeepers alike; the nectar is flowing and honey supers are filling up faster than you can put a warm wheatie bag on your aching back Beekeeping at this time of year is