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French News Digest: Paris on ‘Maximum Alert’

Sunday’s report from Santé Public France showed 32 Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 32,230. There were 12,565 new cases of contamination in the same period, bringing the total

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EU based Britons to lose UK bank accounts?

A host of the UK’s major banks such as; Lloyds Banking Group (which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland), Barclays and Coutts have notified customers that if a ‘No Deal’ ensues in the upcoming trade deal talks between the UK

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Pound-to-Euro under Brexit pressure

Last week we saw the pound fall nearly 4% against the euro. Not great news for those in the UK looking to exchange their funds into euros to pay for their dream property in France. The only thing that stopped

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French News Digest: New Departments in the Red Zone

In this week’s round up of French news, we bring you full Covid-19 developments plus sports and crime news According to the latest report from Santé Public France, France has reported three deaths in hospital in the 24 hours to

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French News Digest: A Major Spike in Infections

In this week’s French Covid-19 round up, news of a major spike in infections but relatively low rates of hospitalisation and death According to the latest report from Santé Public France, France had four deaths in hospital in the 24

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French News Digest: Outcry over Memorial Graffiti

In our weekly French news round up, the latest Covid-19 figures and measures plus outcry at graffiti daubed on one of France’s most precious memorials. France has recorded 4,897 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hour period to Sunday,

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French News Digest: Covid-19 and Heatwave Updates

In this week’s French news digest, latest Covid-19 developments and patient figures, plus details of public places where a mask is now mandatory following a dramatic rise in cases. Plus, a heatwave update as France’s canicule looks to be coming

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Risk Is Back on the Agenda

A sudden surge in coronavirus cases in America, Europe and UK is threating the precarious balance achieved on the last months. For those thinking of buying in a different country and with a different currency this situation is really difficult.

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French News Digest: The Latest Pandemic News

In this week’s digest we bring you the latest Covid-19 statistics and current measures in place, plus other news from around France The latest assessment given by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic showed at least 187,919 confirmed cases (+1,346

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French News Digest: New Mask-wearing Obligations

Welcome to the French news round up from FrenchEntrée. This week, as well as latest Covid patient figures and new mask-wearing obligations in shops and other indoor public places, we also report on the fire that destroyed the historic organ

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News Digest: Covid-19 Update, plus Bastille Day

In this week’s round-up of news from France, we bring you a Covid-19 update, plus how Bastille Day is very different this year. Happy Bastille Day to all FrenchEntrée readers! For obvious reasons, July 14 celebrations in France are different

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News digest: Air corridor to France imminent

Here is your weekly French news digest, featuring a Covid-19 update, a travel update for those visiting France and news of big wins for the Greens in French local elections. On Sunday, the latest information provided by French health authorities

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Disneyland Paris to Re-open – But No Hugs!

There is good news for parents of cooped-up kids, with Disneyland Paris – closed since mid-March – announcing that the theme park is set to gradually reopen from July 15. However, due to Covid-19 safety measures, visitors will not be

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French News Digest June 22: Cinemas Open Again

Here is your weekly French news digest, featuring a Covid-19 update and details of the third stage of post-lockdown measures rolling out across France. Latest Covid-19 case figures from Sunday June 21, released by Santé Public France, showed seven deaths

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French Weekly News Digest, June 16

Your weekly news digest includes the Covid-19 latest, and details of the current travel situation for those wishing to visit France. The latest figures for Covid-19 cases in France, published on Sunday evening by health authorities, once again showed a

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Your Travel Options to France from June 15

  France is once again open to visitors as of today, June 15, with the country lifting all travel restrictions at its internal European borders, in accordance with recommendations made by the European Commission. From today, “people from countries in

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View from the Immobilier: Freddy Rueda

This week we hear from a longstanding partner of FrenchEntrée, Freddy Rueda of Real Estate Languedoc. We’ve been working with Freddy for a number of years now, marketing his fantastic properties in the Languedoc region to our international readers. Freddy’s

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News Update: Travel to France and Quarantine

France’s second stage of deconfinement began on June 2, with most places such as parks, museums, monuments, beaches and holiday accommodation once again open to visitors, albeit with safety measures in place in some cases (ie mask-wearing in museums). And

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French News Digest

This week’s French news digest includes Covid-19 latest figures, deconfinement developments and what’s new in France for June. Covid-19 rates in France continue to decline, with the number of virus-related deaths in hospitals having risen by just 39 in the

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Rules Changes Are Good News for Co-propriété Owners

On June 1, a series of measures adopted by law last October will come into force, changing certain rules governing the management of co-propriétés (co-ownerships such as in apartments buildings). Many of the old laws had been in place since

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Generous Prisoners Get a Tasty Delivery

A caterer specialising in Portuguese food in Épernay (Marne) delivered over 140 meals to prisoners at the Reims detention centre on Sunday, to thank inmates who created a fund to support local nursing staff affected by the coronavirus crisis. In

Covid-19 in France: bars, cafés and restaurants to reopen

Details of the second phase of Covid-19 deconfinement in France have been announced for Tuesday June 2, with bars and restaurants set to reopen, travel restrictions of 100km lifted, beaches and lakes open, and theatres open for business. The whole

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including the latest on quarantine measures for travellers both to and from France and some good news for property buyers. Covid-19 latest figures While the number of

Easyjet Flights to Resume on June 15

EasyJet has announced that it will resume flights – mostly domestic – from some airports in Britain, France and Spain from June 15, with all passengers and crew obliged to wear masks. Among the UK airports served will be Gatwick,

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View from the Vendor: Live Virtual Viewings

April and Don Baggs are a semi-retired British couple living in Normandy wanting to move to the beautiful upper Dordogne valley in Corrèze, to replicate the landscape of the lower Wye Valley, from whence they came. They share their experience

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Exchange Rates Can Make or Break Your Budget

Buying a property in France can be an exciting venture. Deciding the region where you would like your French house to be located is one of the first and more challenging decisions to be made with 22 regions to choose

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France’s End-of-lockdown Map Revealed, plus New Travel Rules

“The country is divided in two,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said yesterday, as he unveiled the map of France by department, which will dictate Monday’s “very progressive” end of lockdown. All departments in the four regions of France’s northeastern quarter

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Coronavirus in France: News Update, May 5

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including conditions for déconfinement as the May 11 deadline approaches, a new map showing which departments are least and most affected by Covid-19, news on quarantine for

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Covid-19 Only Strengthens the Reasons to Live in France

This week we hear from FrenchEntrée partner Jonathan Pugh of Jonathan Charles, prestigious agence immobilière in the South-West of France.  Just as we were coming out of the tunnel with the dawn of 2020, we find ourselves in another with COVID-19. This experience

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Immobiliers Open for Business Again on May 11

With the exception of bars, cafés and restaurants, theatres and cinemas, all French businesses – including shops, and therefore estate agencies – will be free to re-open as of May 11. This is excellent news not only for immobiliers, but

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France’s Post-lockdown Plans Announced for May 11

The National Assemblée yesterday approved French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s much-anticipated plan for ‘déconfinement’ – a progressive return to normal for certain aspects of French life once the current Covid-19 lockdown ends on May 11, albeit including the wearing of

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Currency: Brexit Strategy Back in the News

Last week was particularly volatile in the currency markets following a record negative oil prices and the return of Brexit discussions. The pound lost some ground on Friday despite the EU leaders failing to agree a common response to the

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including France’s ‘decontainment’ plans, encouraging news on the latest victim and patient figures and practical advice for residents in France. Here are some of the main developments

French Buyers Convinced of Post-Covid Property Price Drop

French people are confident not only that they will soon complete their current property buying or selling project, but that house prices in France will drop once lockdown ends. Consortium Immobilier conducted a survey on a panel of 1,219 people