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…
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.
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…
If you moved to France, you will be registering your residency status by means of your income tax return. This is theofficial method of becoming tax domiciled 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?……….
Looking for a property in the sun? This article is an introductory guide to Provence and the Côte d’Azur region covering information on climate, landscape, access, property styles and prices.
The gîte market in France is ultra-competitive – but this doesn’t mean it is impossible to earn an income. However, to make it work you have to be committed and focused…
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.
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…
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.
Up-and-coming French alpine resort Val Cenis (close to the Italian border) is one of the best places to learn to ski and boasts the longest green piste in Europe.
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.
The dream of a place in the sun may become just a little bit more expensive with a proposed increase on taxe d’habitation on holiday homes in France.
Online hire of skis and snowboards make sliving as easy as possible for ski property buyers looking for apartments in alps résidences de tourisme.
Leading French Alpine developer MGM is ramping up its ski property construction programme to keep pace with demand for leaseback properties in ski resorts.
Barbara Monks is a cooking teacher with a passion for France. Here she tells us about how her love affair with France began, and why she loves to visit
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…
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…
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.
I hesitated to accept the invitation thinking there would be jostling crowds, loud music and a blur of lycra whizzing by after an endless wait. But was I ever so wrong! It was, in fact, one of the best ways…
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…
Award-winning designer James Besson shows us how a garden can thrive in an unlikely setting in the south of France.
Join the thousands of Brits living out their relaxing dream deep in the French countryside, but protect your money …
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.
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?
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 …
A growing preference among families for self-catering accommodation in their own modern apartments.
Doctors traditionally recommend a week in the Alps for the fresh mountain air but are just as keen on the region these days – as a prescription for financial benefits.
Property in the French Alps is making headlines for its resiliency. While the overall volume of transactions in the country has dropped between 22% to 30% in 2012 v 2011, the Chambre interdépartementale des Notaires de Savoie et Haute-Savoie notes…
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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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.
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 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.
Plans have been announced for a small development of just 19 ski apartments for outright sale in St Martin de Belleville in the French Alps.
Skiing families have endorsed the decision by French developer MGM to expand by building accommodation in lesser-known Alpine locations by snapping up new apartments off-plan.
The decision to expand its activities into the Central and Haute-Maurienne regions of the French Alps has paid off for French developer MGM.
Early off-plan buyers in Alpe d’Huez were Lincolnshire couple Mandi Plummer, who is a management consultant, and her solicitor husband Alan.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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…
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.
Please select a Rhone-Alpes Home and Garden company from our list of garden and home services and businesses which operate in the Rhone-Alpes region. Covering house repairs, gardening, home improvements, pest control, tree specialists, lawn cutting and hedge cutting across…
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