The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a new “France Alumni” social network for former foreign students to keep in touch with each other and keep their connection with France alive.
REGIONAL PROPERTY GUIDESFind out more about the exciting and diverse regions of France!LATEST REGIONAL PROPERTY GUIDES Buying Hotspots: Vence Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur First things first: Vence is not to be confused with its next-door neighbour Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the better-known of… A…
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For many Australians, their first (and sometimes only) taste of France is the capital, Paris. Those taking an escorted coach tour inevitably visit the romantic city for a night or two. But the rest of France shouldn’t be forgotten, says Carolyn Schonafinger…
In France, the school day is long and children spend much of their time sitting behind a desk. They do, however, have a day off from school mid-week, providing an opportunity to practise sport or take on other hobbies.
Corrèze has a rich medieval past with evidence of these times to be found throughout Correze’s towns and villages.
The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.
Rodez, the departmental capital of Aveyron, is an attractive city in a pleasant natural environment. Its historic centre is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Aveyron River.
Discover Samoëns Finding a holiday home which appeals throughout the year can sometimes be a struggle, especially when it comes to those who want to purchase a ski property but are concerned they won’t get sufficient use out of it.…
With bills going up and the exchange rate to consider, buying a property in France that can double as a business premises is a popular way to make the move and keep some money coming in.
Termites – the underground menace eating your house from the inside out When buying a house in France, the vendor is obliged to have a termite report carried out. If you live in a termite-infested area in France, you must,…
It’s heating up in the French Alps! Leading Alpine developer MGM French Properties is bracing itself for an influx of property investors this summer season as holiday-goers look for more action packed adventure from their sunny season break. Specialising in…
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!
On the sale of a property you will be liable to French capital gains tax whether you are resident there or not, with some exceptions…
The structure is aimed at simplifying administrative formalities for the self-employed in France.
If you fall into either of these categories and have unduly paid social charges on unearned income, you are entitled to a make a claim to recover the tax… but you need to really hurry!
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.
While you will be familiar with home and car insurance, in France you also have to know about civil liability and other policies that may be new
If you live in France, or are thinking about moving or buying property there, you are probably wondering which is better in terms of tax residency: France or the UK?
France is renowned as a paradise for horses and attracts many equestrian enthusiasts who buy property in the region. But keeping horses can become daunting if you don’t choose the right property.
A business structure suited for the sole trader in France. Under the EIRL the entrepreneur allocates a designated share of their assets to the business or professional activity to protect personal property .
When you go on a carp fishing holiday in France, you will be preparing for your holiday for weeks if not months in advance. You have a lot to think about, from logistics and food to satnav and tackle. I…
France is one of the world’s greatest fishing destinations and it’s not surprising when you see the variety of fishing experiences you can go for: from sea to ocean and from rivers to lakes. With so much choice of types…
As the snow melts on the ski slopes a record numbers of bikes are being kept in the storage areas ready for summer in many of the new French Alpine residential developments.
Stéphane Bern, the author of The Best Loved Villages of France, dedicated to France’s best loved villages, reveals his passion for village life and gives us a tour of Vézelay in Burgundy.
There’s nothing like the pleasure of eating vegetables fresh from your own garden. The flavour and texture far exceed anything you can buy in a shop. Growing vegetables is also a natural incentive to to spend time outdoors. It is not necessary to have a large space to begin a vegetable garden, you can start one with just a few pots.
France joins the modern world as the Assemblée Nationale voted for French shops in new Zones Internationales de Tourisme (ZTI) to be allowed to open late in the evenings and every Sunday.
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.
Many families don’t realise that they may be entitled to CAF benefits in France. Even for fluent French speakers the system can be difficult to understand and stressful.
This is what they eat to warm themselves up in the Cévennes mountains in winter … if it works for them, it could help us through our cold winter too. Here is a delicious French bistro staple.
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.
Starting on January 1st, 2015, auto-entrepreneur businesses must have a dedicated bank account for their financial accounting separate from their personal bank account.
Sarlat-la-Canéda is the heart of the Dordogne Valley and the capital of the Périgord’s gastronomic specialities: walnuts, black truffles and, most of all, foie gras. Florence Derrick ‘takes a gander’ at the town’s annual celebration of goose-based cuisine, Sarlat en Périgord Fest’Oie
If you want to get a paid job in France, get a head start with our guide to the employment situation, from the different workplace customs to contracts and wages
A “problem” house should largely be avoided when you are looking to buy your home in France. Occasionally, however, it could be a blessing in disguise … as long as you know exactly what you’re doing.
Where can you shop in Leclerc or Decathlon, say “au revoir” to the local boulanger as you walk out with a baguette under your arm and be on a tropical island 6,000 miles from mainland Europe? Where can you spend…
Two years ago four British garden owners in the Creuse had an idea. What if they could develop an open garden scheme in France, like the ones in other countries?
The French have not had a Tour de France winner since 1985 when Bernard “The Badger” Hinault claimed their last malliot jaune but that quirk of history does not stop every French man on a bike from thinking – and…
People watching is by far the most entertaining sport in Paris. Many participate in this sport while seated outdoors at a café. Others may partake in Parc Monceau or Jardin du Luxembourg. I take my people watching seriously. For me,…
Art runs through Albi just as the Tarn runs beneath its statuesque skyline. But Rodez, too, now has world-class credentials with its Musée Soulages. Justin Postlethwaite explores two Midi-Pyrénées cultural gems.
A combination of one too many pains au chocolat and a desire to explore the countryside around Aix en Provence led me to agree to join a superb group of hardy walkers based out of Aix called the International Hiking…
Staying in a real home on your holiday through a home exchange is so much nicer and more authentic than staying in a hotel. Your French property is the doorway to a myriad new experiences.
The exemption from paying CFE (Cotisation Financière des Entreprises) for auto-entrepreneurs a relief to the small business owners under the auto-entrepreneur self-employment status is becoming extinct.
Online hire of skis and snowboards make sliving as easy as possible for ski property buyers looking for apartments in alps résidences de tourisme.
Tony Bennett only left his heart in San Francisco because he hadn’t been to Castillonès first. The Lot-et-Garonne village may not have the international renown of the Californian city, but visitors are drawn back to it year in, year out.…
Two Weymouth mayors have been recognised for services to twinning. But with busy lifestyles making volunteers harder to find, we look at what the future might hold.
During the past 15 years, American Jeff Allen has lived, studied and worked in the corporate world in France. Based on this experience, he identifies some key elements of French culture, and hopes that these insights will help others get to grips with the French work culture.
Activity holidaysGet active in the great French outdoorsLATEST ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS ARTICLES MGM French Properties Launch Luxury Development in Family-friendly La Plagne The team at FrenchEntrée have come to rely on MGM French Properties to send us truly drool-worthy properties, and…
The age of the selfie brings a fresh challenge to curators. How to keep people from causing disruption while taking photos in French museums now that virtually everybody is carrying a camera or a smartphone? Museum staff is irretrievably outnumbered…