Rural France for Aussies

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…

Hulotte in France Photo ©Aigledayres

Living in harmony with wildlife in France

One of the many reasons given for moving to France is the beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife. Long-term Limousin resident Kathleen shares some tips on living peacefully alongside wildlife in France.

So what do you do when you find an owl in the bathroom?……….

Culinary specialities of Franche-Comté

This mostly rural, relatively little-explored region abutting Switzerland is best known for its cheese and charcuterie yet boasts a unique of variety of wine dating back to the Romans. Florence Derrick investigates…

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.

Photo by KimonBerlin via Flickr

Black truffles from the Languedoc

The black truffle, also known as the ‘black pearl’ or ‘black diamond’ of the kitchen, is one of the most expensive edible mushrooms in the world. It is harvested from November to February not just in the Perigord, but also in a number of other regions where conditions are favourable, and that includes the Languedoc and Provence.

À votre santé! Fantastic French cuisine

The world of French cuisine – where do we begin? In this country of culinary delights, each time of the day is well catered for. The entire nation awakes to the divine scent of freshly baked baguettes and silky butter croissants, bitter

En vacances: the great August hiatus in France

  Go anywhere in France in August and it’s hard to miss; the entire country is en fête. Blue, white and red bunting draped above the roads, geraniums bursting with colour on windowsills, posters on every lamp post heralding upcoming

Thinking about running a business in France?

It’s daunting enough trying to set up a business in your own country, in your own language, but to do so in a foreign country can be frightening. To give you a helping hand, here are a few pointers about how to run a business in France.

French property in a rural location

Buying Rural or Urban, Don’t Forget the FX Factor

Whether you’re bound for the bustling boulevards of Paris or a sleepy provincial village planning your foreign exchange requirements can make the move much easier and leave you much better off. When the British think of living in France we

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.

Currency Implications of Setting up a Business in France

It’s important to find a way to fund your French dream. However, before you rush to get a job and find yourself in the same old rat race just in a different place, why not consider working for yourself and setting up a business?

Top Tips for a Business in France

I used to work a job in the city and my friends and I would regularly escape to the French alps for a ski holiday. One day we left it all behind …

Year round holiday homes in the Alps

The popularity of Samoëns, one of the most picturesque market towns in the French Alps, means that MGM French Properties has sold all but 18 of the 70 apartments it is building at Les Chardons Argentés, its sixth development in the town.

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Buying property in the Ariège

This is a region where there really is property to suit every taste and every budget and it is well located with a great climate, summer and winter. Much of the Ariège is within an hour of Toulouse.

‘Fly in, fly out’ ski resort

British investors are taking a growing interest in the French Alps which attract both keen skiers who want altitude resorts and ‘lifestyle’ buyers more interested in living in authentic Alpine villages with a wide range of year round activities.

Furnished property

Providing Furnished Property Rental

Furnished property rentals bring many benefits but have you also thought about your obligations and the tax implications? Below you will find a brief summary of the main points you need to consider when running furnished property rentals in France.

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.

Where do French people go on holiday?

Signs announcing a shop or restaurant is ‘fermé pour les congés annuels’ are a familiar sight in France during the summer. Whilst you’re on holiday, so are the French, many of whom will take four weeks off in one go. But where do they go?

Why buy in Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez is a town dedicated to art, culture and tradition. Celebrities, artists and writers all fell under its spell in the 1950s. Back then one could bump into Picasso, Francoise Sagan and Jacques Prévert amongst others…

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…

Provence – Thinking of Buying?

Buying a house in France is a big step to take. Beryl Brennan discusses the different types of properties and important points to consider before you sign on the dotted line.

Rhone-Alpes Restaurants

Please select a Rhone-Alpes restaurant from the FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes business directory. Make sure that you find the perfect venue when you eat out in the Aquitaine region. You can search via the departments of the Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie,

Rhone-Alpes Health and Wellbeing

Please select a Rhone-Alpes Health and Wellbeing company or business from our list of Health and Wellbeing specialists in the Rhone-Alpes region. You can also search via the departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Haute Savoie, Isere, Loire, Rhone and Savoie.

Rhone-Alpes Shops and Stores

The FrenchEntrée Rhone-Alpes local business directory features a wide selection of shops that are located in the Rhone-Alpes region. We feature convenience stores, grocers, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, bookshops and electrical stores. You can also search via the departments of Ain,