It’s a sultry summer lunchtime in southwest France and I’m happily tucking into perfectly cooked (à point, since you ask!) lamb chops on the riverside terrace at Le Festin de Babette, a popular spot in St Antonin-Noble-Val. It’s the picture…
Graham and Cheryl first fell in love with France in the 70’s and several decades later they decided to call Paris home …
If you own property in Brittany, it is likely that you will undertake some building or renovation work on it at some point, and that you will need some advice or the help of a professional to get it right. From new builds to restorations, there are…
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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.
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.
If you’re looking for houses in France, it pays to be prepared. Follow our handy bullet-point guide to making the most of your viewing trip. * Make sure you have appointments booked with agents – don’t expect to just…
Marion Sauvebois meets a Finnish-French couple who clocked in 25,000km across 15 départements in search of their dream…hamlet FrenchEntrée Magazine: What drew you to Tarn-et-Garonne? Suska Karjalainen & Nicolas Prevot: After roughly four months of house-hunting, viewing 100 houses (including farms, castles, mills, ruins, you…
With many different layers, French government and administration is complicated. Here’s an explanation of how it works and who is responsible for what.
If you are planning to relocate to France and are still at the age where you need an income you may be dreaming of setting up your own business. Perhaps you know exactly what it is you want to do, or are looking for a business opportunity in France. Read our Practical Guide
Having lived here for three years, I’d forgotten what a shock it can be coming to live in France. But I’m witnessing at close hand a friend who has just made the move and how hard it is for them to adjust. Any suggestions how I can help?
‘A common error made by a lot of foreign business owners who moved to my area was to think that France was basically the same as back home, except for the language and this just isn’t the case,’. See what people working in France are saying.
One of the most sought-after property spots in the word, a home in the Côte d’Azur represents the epitome of the sunshine lifestyle.
An increasingly popular spot for foreign buyers looking for great value, the Limousin is quite the place if you are looking for tranquil country living.
As renting a room via Airbnb or selling a few knickknacks on ‘Leboncoin’ become more popular, there is some confusion as to how to declare these earnings.
The structure is aimed at simplifying administrative formalities for the self-employed in France.
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.
When making the move to France, there is far more to consider than the practicalities. Sally Stone talks about her experience and reveals the emotional upheaval a new life in France could represent.
France has adopted a new map reducing the number of regions from 22 down to 13. The move is aimed to simplify bureaucracy and save costs and is not without controversy.
A look beyond the technicalities of the setup, which is of course part of it, but more at the fears that sometimes prevent us from taking that initial step into the unknown.
A hand-picked selection of properties for sale in France chosen from the database to give you an idea of the wide range of options available in different styles, budgets and areas …
Many of us dream of making a living from our creativity, but France is not the easiest place to run your own business, let alone in artistic work. So how can you make it succeed? Annaliza Davis talks to Nathalie…
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.
It’s a dream renovation in Normandy… Although busy as a blogger, author, antiques hunter and mother, Sharon Santoni still finds time to give her family’s home a welcoming, informal feel that reflects the best of French interiors and hospitality. FE: When…
When thinking about buying a property in France you may well consider the possibility of letting the property when you are not using it. It could be that you already have a holiday home there which you rent out or…
If you are reading this, it’s probably because you like me have a dream….. And that dream involves relocating to France, land maybe setting up your own business…
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 .
Putting together a business plan is a great way to focus your mind on exactly what your enterprise is going to be – and whether it is viable….
If you need to find a job before moving to France, or you are looking to start a new career, we are providing a range of links to help you along.
The French are particular about their CVs so here’s how to make sure yours looks good and reads well. Made it to the interview? Great! Read out tips to give yourself the best chance of success
To make all the different online services accessible in one place, the job centre wished to assemble them on the same platform. This ‘job shop’ now offers around one hundred services, from online courses to acquire new skills, help choosing a career, prepare for an interview and find an open position.
If you are buying, or already own, a property in France and spend some time there each year, you need to understand what would make you resident in France for tax purposes. If you do become resident, what would the implications be for your income?
FrenchEntrée is not just one of the best online French property databases, there’s a dedicated team that can assist you throughout your search and can answer any question you might have about buying a property in France.
From September 1 onwards, residents in France will not be allowed to make payments of more than 1,000 euros in cash, down from 3,000 previously. Payments in excess of 1,000 euros must be made using another form of payment such as cheque or credit card.
The French parliament has adopted the new Surveillance Bill (loi de reseignement) in a final vote on June 24, among concerns that it may give way to a mass surveillance and impinge on civil liberties. The controversial law includes the creation of a new independent government agency.
Drive around the villages of the Languedoc Roussillon and you’re bound to see the very strange word ”Byrrh” painted onto the sides of buildings in fading lettering. FrenchEntrée explores the origins of the historic Byrrh apertif, one of the most iconic products of the Languedoc Roussillon.
A rare opportunity to buy a brand new fully-furnished detached three-bedroom ski chalet in Le Bettaix, an uncrowded and typically French Alpine village, brought to you by MGM French Properties.
In certain towns within the Dordogne region, you may notice a new tree planted or tree branches tacked on to the front of local businesses along with a couple of small tricolore flags and a sign annoucing ‘Honneur’. Find out what it means…
From a château to a B&B and from Brittany to Nice, with FrenchEntrée you can reach over 300,000 potential customers holidaying and travelling in France. Why FrenchEntrée? FrenchEntrée is the leading online guide to holidaying and property in France with…
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…
Some call him the ‘Pope’ of French cuisine, others call him its grandfather, or even its emperor. We interview the living legend Paul Bocuse, whose list of accolades is as long as the menu of gourmet delicacies at his principal…
Your dream of buying a property in France could come true. The new UK pension reform rules are set to revolutionise the way we take income retirement.
We interview reader Nigel Fletcher, an artist who lives in the Limousin, painting en plein air and teaching others how to capture the charming châteaux, villages and markets in watercolour.
We interview Eric Sendra, owner of Vins, Adour & Fantaisies, a retailer of gourmet wines, spirits and delicatessen goods. Based in southwest France, his cellars include the world’s widest Armagnac catalogue with more than 1,000 references to brandies produced as long ago as 1888.
A few handy phrases and vocabulary to write a letter or email in French.
Gina Dyer heads inland to Bordeaux and Cognac to sharpen her wine-tasting skills – and receives an impromptu proposal…
Florence Derrick travels to a Midi-Pyrénées town where organic and fair trade products are the norm
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.
With a strong pound and property prices still low in,France it is a great time to find a bargain and buy your dream property in France for less. Av€200,000 property will now cost you £18,900 less compared with January 2014!