New issue of FrenchEntrée Magazine OUT NOW!

The Winter edition of the ‘new-look’ FrenchEntrée magazine is available now. With an extra 24 pages per issue, meaning that there is even more in-depth information on such things as; regional buying guides, leading expert advice and inspirational real-life stories

Baked camembert with almonds ©Kim Lightbody 2015

Baked Camembert with rosemary, honey and almonds

Camembert is made in the Normandy region , with a bloomy white rind and a soft, fragrant centre with a strong, fruity flavour. Get the recipe for this ultra-simple and delicious twist on the French classic…

Tartiflette with reblochon ©Kim Lightbody 2015

Say cheese! The authentic French tartiflette with reblochon

This rich potato gratin (designed to show off the mighty Reblochon) is ever popular with skiers looking for a warming, filling lunch. It makes an ideal winter dish, whether you’re on the French Alps or snuggling in front of the TV.

Chalets MB

Located in the Mont d’Arbois, renowned district of the resort of Megève, the chalets MB invite you to a calm environment, a true mountain experience. With an amazing location, only a few minutes drive from the resort center but still

Lyon bouchon entrees

French food picks: 10 great Lyonnais entrées

When you are planning to visit Lyon, the French ‘Capital of Gastronomy’, it’s vital to not miss out on the best culinary experiences on offer in the city’s legendary bouchons and restaurants. A typical French dinner is a proper feast, long and filling and full of

French Comfort Food in Lyon

  It was a Saturday in July and my son and I had just arrived in Lyon, the city described as the ‘world capital of gastronomy’. Our quest was the restaurant ‘Chez Mounier’, a bouchon at 3 Rue des Marronniers,

Saint-Étienne celebrates design at International Biennial

  Until 12 April, Saint-Étienne (Rhône-Alpes) is hosting its four week-long International Biennial of Design. Now in its ninth edition, this year’s event is under the direction of new curator Benjamin Loyauté – a designer who is currently showing an exhibition of

©MGM Ski Properties

British buyers snap up luxurious off-plan Chamonix apartments

Just a year after announcing plans to build the first ever five-star résidence de tourisme in the French Alpine ski resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the developer MGM reports that Britons have already snapped up a third of the new Chamonix apartments.

Top 5 reasons to visit Saint-Étienne

Located south west of Lyon in the Rhône-Alps, Saint-Étienne is a design fan’s dream. From funky galleries and museums to architectural gems out of town, it’s a perfect place for a city break weekend.

Where should you go skiing in France?

Skiing in France is something of a ‘no-brainer’. France has the biggest ski area in the world, laying claim to an unbelievable 30% of the world’s surface area devoted to the sport.

Why the French Alps top the south of France

Unsure whether to buy in a place to ski or in the sun, a Wimbledon couple choose a French Alpine village which offers both. A recent French press report that the past year has seen more properties being sold in

The food and drink of Rhône-Alpes

Home to the country’s ‘gastronomic capital’, Lyon, as well as famous Alpine resorts such as Méribel and Chambéry, the Rhône-Alpes region has plenty to offer in the way of hearty, traditional dishes, as well as innovative Michelin quality menus.

Behind the label: Rhône wines

Wine expert Tom Gilbey continues his tour of French wine regions with a visit to the Rhône Valley, home to famous bottlings such as Châteauneuf and Crozes Hermitage.

A new tax haven in France

The news that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to overhaul his country’s wealth tax system next year has prompted a leading French property developer to target wealthy Britons in a bid to encourage them to make their homes in Annecy.

Meet Wendy Hollands

Wendy Hollands quit her job and moved to the Alps. She says the winter sports are her motivation for living in the Aravis, but the quality and extent of the offerings nearby continue to surprise her…

eco village

New Eco Village in the Alps

Plans for a major new ski property development in the French Alps are announced by the region’s leading developer, MGM. When it opens at the end of 2014, Tignes 1800 will be a ‘gateway’ to the wider Tignes ski resort.

Ski property near Chamonix

Plans for a new development of ski apartments close to Chamonix have been unveiled by MGM. The Résidence Le Tétras Lyre, named after the Black Grouse that frequent the area, will comprise eight two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Alpine Property for the Summer

Who says that France’s ski resorts are just for skiing? There are plenty which attract tourists all year round, with the chance to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities (no snow required!) in beautiful surroundings. As a result, they provide

Clubs & Associations for Expats in Grenoble

It is claimed that Grenoble has one of the biggest Anglophone communities of any French city. Coming to live in France doesn’t mean you should only spend time with French people. There is all manner of pan-European activity.

Real life story: running a ski chalet in France

Al and Deb Flight left London to scour France for the perfect property to start their mountain holiday business. After many months and many disappointments, they discovered the Châtel in the Portes du Soleil area of the French Alps…

Rhone-Alpes property

The Rhône region is not only a great place to visit during the winter months, but a beautiful place to holiday in summer. If you are thinking of buying there, read our article to discover the best areas to own a property during the summer.

Property Guide – Rhône-Alpes and Franche-Comté

The region of Rhône-Alpes is one of France’s largest. Like neighbouring Burgundy, it has an important oenological heritage – Côtes-du-Rhône and Beaujolais are names that trip off most tongues – and this goes hand in hand with its renowned restaurants

Property Guide – Rhône-Alpes

The region of Rhône-Alpes is one of France’s largest. Like neighbouring Burgundy, it has an important oenological heritage which goes hand in hand with its renowned restaurants