Small model house attached to keys as representation of buying a Property in France

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying French Property

This Guide has been written to give you a general step-by-step overview of the property buying process. Please use the references and links within this article and at the end to find more detail about stages of the process. The

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Recipes for a French Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner in France is usually a traditional affair, the highlights of which are a starter of oysters, a delicious stuffed roast goose or turkey,and a yummy Bûche de Noël (Christmas Yule Log) for dessert.

Buying Hotspots – SAUMUR

WHERE TO BUY IN FRANCE NOW!
The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top areas in which to begin your property search – including tips from our local partner agencies

Literary Paris

So much has been written in and about Paris. Many renowned writers, such as Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway, chose to live and work there. Here are some of the capital’s popular literary hotspots.

Review: An Englishman Aboard, Charles Timoney

An Englishman Aboard Charles Timoney, Penguin Books, £9.99 We all know how it goes: it’s New Year’s Eve, the champagne is flowing and, inevitably, someone recklessly agrees to take on some madcap resolution. Timoney’s proved to be more challenging than most

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Wedding traditions in France

If you are lucky enough to have been invited to a wedding in France, or are planning to get married in France, then here are a few wedding traditions you might not have seen before!

Photo Frédérique Voisin-Demery

What is a Réveillon in France?

According to French tradition, a proper réveillon will bring prosperity to the household. A réveillon is a long dinner, and possibly party, held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

A French school

How to be a teacher in France

The weekend that followed was relaxing because I knew at last I had a job that suited and although I was now close to the end of my overdraft, I’d just about be able to dig myself out of debt.

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Reach more than 330,000 Francophiles, expats, property buyers and investors through FrenchEntrée’s leading portfolio of magazines, newsletters, and website. FrenchEntrée offers a flexible and proven range of online and print marketing solutions to suit every type of company and every

Peak Demand for Oyster Farmers in France

It’s not a French Christmas or Réveillon without oysters, and these two weeks account for 69% of annual revenue for oyster farmers. Despite reports earlier this year of a mystery disease killing off oysters in droves, and an expected increase

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?

Secret white picnic in Paris

This week a peculiar thing happened in Paris. An open public space like a park or a square from one moment to the next filled with tables, chairs, white tablecloths and 11,0000 thousands people dressed in white carrying champagne and

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France Media Group has completed the acquisition of FRANCE TODAY magazine. First published in 1985, France Today has consistently provided a regular diet of insider news and inspiring content about France. Under new ownership by France Media Group, France Today

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Wedding etiquette in France

If you are lucky enough to have been invited to a wedding in France or are planning to get married in France, you may want to have a few pointers as to the correct wedding and dining etiquette to ensure that you don’t commit a terrible faux pas!

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Celebrate the New Year with French Style

  In France New Year’s Eve is called la Saint-Sylvestre or la fête de la Saint- Sylvestre, named after the saint of the day – a pope from 314 to 335 AD. It is traditionally celebrated with a special meal,

Specialities from Picardy

Sandwiched between Normandy and Champagne-Ardenne, the Picardy region of France is home to some delicious dairy products and can sell its fizz as authentic champagne.

Set the table for a celebration

According to French tradition, a proper meal on New Year’s Eve will bring prosperity to the house–in which case all the effort that you put in to making it a success will definitely be worth it.

A foodie’s guide to Champagne-Ardennes

Discover this region of France by sampling some of the dishes that show off locally sourced ingredients and traditional cooking methods. Pigs’ trotters are a delicacy here, though some might prefer to start with a speciality like potée champenoise (a simple stew) instead! We particularly enjoyed the selection of cow’s milk cheese and the pretty pink biscuits from Reims…

The mystery of champagne

If you’ve been to Champagne already, you’ll know that compared to other wine growing regions of France it’s actually quite a small area. Why is that?

Tray of macaroons

Adding Value to Your Gîte or B&B

Running a gîte business or B&B is a popular way for English speakers to make a living in France, so if you want to stand out from the competition or are planning to put up your prices, it pays to see how some others are adding value – with minimum outlay.

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…

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A Quick Guide to Running a Gîte Business

So what’s it really like running a Gîte business in France? Well, in short – it beats working for a living! So forget what you think it’s like and give 5 minutes to reading a real life account of setting up and running gîtes in France…

An Aussie in Limousin

French entrée-Limousin receives around 13,000 unique visitors each month. Predominantly from the UK and France, but we also from all over the English speaking world. So we thought it would be interesting to find out what a young Australian currently travelling through Europe thinks of the Limousin. Sean Whelan is a 19 year old civil engineering student….

Red, white or vegetarian sir?

We all know that wine is made from grapes not meat. So what is vegetarian wine? Well – some wines are not suitable for vegetarians due to the use of animal products during production.

Burgundy wines in the Saone et Loire

The Côte Chalonnaise covers approximately 25km between Chagny and Saint Vallerin and is named after the town, Chalon-sur-Saône. The soil on which the vines grow and the techniques used to produce the wine is similar to that of the Côte D’Or.

Blanquette de Limoux Sparkling Wine

A visit to the region would not be complete without a taste of this sparkling gem – a dry, creamy-textured, full-bodied wine with fruity aromas, a clean taste and a long full finish. Find out more about the legend behind the wine and where to find it.
“Blanquette de Limoux”

Blanquette de Limoux Sparking Wine

A visit to the region would not be complete without a taste of this sparkling gem – a dry, creamy-textured, full-bodied wine with fruity aromas, a clean taste and a long full finish. Find out more about the legend behind the wine and where to find it.
“Blanquette de Limoux”

A Week in the Life of… Ski Chalet Owners

Image not found.Lloyd and Sarah Rogers, both title winning British snowboarders, met on the ski slopes of Val d’Isere. For the past 14 years the couple have run a chalet in a restored 500-year-old Savoyard, stone-built farmhouse. Lloyd describes a typical week during the snow season…

Stir Fried Beef with French Beans and Chard

This is a recipe I devised years ago as an antidote to the excesses of the festive season. It’s delicious, filling, full of nutritious vegetables and gratifyingly low in calories…

Normandy seafood platter

A plateau de fruits de mer or seafood platter is a must in Normandy at Christmas time. Take a look at Sinéad’s recipe and tips on how to prepare and serve this festive dish full of local flavour…