If you are planning a trip to France to view a few houses, you may find that the estate agents refuse to give out the address of the properties you are interested in. We tell you why…
Corrèze has a rich medieval past with evidence of these times to be found throughout Correze’s towns and villages.
Graham and Cheryl first fell in love with France in the 70’s and several decades later they decided to call Paris home …
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…
If you love France you’ll love these competitions! With a chance to win tips, experiences, food, drink and more, you could be one click away from an exciting prize! We put up new competitions regularly, so why not bookmark this…
Why buying property in and around Chalabre, with nearby lakes, castles and stunning views of the Pyrenees, makes for a great investment!
The eastern half of the Aveyron has been neglected. But the opening of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Millau Viaduct last year increased interest in eastern and southern Aveyron, and a boom in the property market could soon follow.
The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.
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.
Extensive details of Fontenay le Comte and surrounding area The south-east Vendee has been a popular destination for house-hunters for many years. The climate, excellent transport links and affordable property make the area ideal for those dreaming of a new…
Comté cheese has been produced in the Massif du Jura region of France for over 1,000 years, using only organic Montbéliarde and French Simmental cows’ milk. Its production is still based on artisanal traditions, lovingly crafted in around 160 small villages…
Despite its long and rich history, not many people know of Aquitaine, although many will be familiar with place names such as Biarritz, St.Emilion and Arcachon, or have probably consumed its most famous exports, wine, cognac, and foie gras.
How about some inspiration for your French property search? There’s something for every lifestyle and budget …
Find out how to help your local flock of birds in France thrive this winter. And with the right food, you may even be able to tempt in a new visitor or two
A full menu of delicious seasonal recipes. Chef Chris Lacey does Christmas, combining both French and British traditions.
Traditionally, housewives in France would spend the weeks leading up to Christmas preparing a festive feast and Christmas markets developed to supply them with the ingredients and products they needed.
Thinking of buying a property in Brittany? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.
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.
Thinking of buying a property in Gascony? We’ve prepared an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.
Thinking of buying a property in Provence? This guide provides you with useful information on the region covering climate, landscape, access, property styles and price guidelines.
Your questions answered: when you buy a property why are the fees retained by Notaires in France so substantial? There is understandable confusion about this point but in fact most of these monies are collected by the Notaire acting on behalf of the state.
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.
An opportunity to communicate and share a very special moment through music. Get out and enjoy the experience! Here’s how to find an event near you…
You can have a private survey on a French property done at any point in the process, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
Some 3.5 billion people will watch 18 teams of nine riders race 3,500km over three weeks during Le Tour de France, the world’s largest sporting event. Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh, the authors of France en Vélo, share their experiences. The Tour de France…
Who knew that France produces more Comté – or Gruyère de Comté, to give it its proper name – than any other of its AOC cheeses? There’s got to be good reason…
Market day is important in rural Dordogne – an opportunity to buy fresh food from local producers and catch up on news from friends and neighbours in the area. If you are used to supermarket fruits and vegetables, be prepared to change your shopping habits forever.
May must be just about the busiest month in the French garden. Now is the time for planting out all the summer vegetables and salads, the tender annuals and putting out the hanging baskets.
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.
A strange thing happens in France when the fire-wood runs low. Deserted villages and small quiet rural towns breathe a sigh of relief and disgorge winterized humans into the pale spring sunshine. This seasonal migration from a central, warm winter…
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 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.
Aligot is a fondue-like potato and cheese dish made by skilled men with vast wooden paddles and often served alongside local sausages or spit-roast veal, lamb or pork. Aligot transcends its simple ingredients and tastes best eaten outdoors in a crowded village square on a summer’s evening.
Britons who have bought off-plan a ski property taking shape in the French Alpine resort of Tignes can make daily on-line checks on building progress thanks to a ‘spy-in-the-sky’.
Escaping the sun’s glare on the village square in Cazals, northeast of Cahors, I’m sipping a post-lunch coffee with Alice Loftie who, alongside husband Charles, is a FrenchEntrée Estate Agent Partner in this sleepy Lot village. On the walls, there are sun-kissed…
Just before six in the morning on Sunday, the Château de Fontainebleau, one of the most extraordinary cultural sites in France, was the target of a carefully planned robbery. Priceless treasures from the Chinese wing are missing.
Just a year after announcing plans to build the first ever five-star résidence de tourisme in the French Alpine ski resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the developer MGM reports that Britons have already snapped up a third of the new Chamonix apartments.
Can the English be as romantic as the French? Author Julia Stagg shares a delicious tale of French romance in the mountain village of Fogas, where the characters already feel like family.
Starting on January 1st, 2015, auto-entrepreneur businesses must have a dedicated bank account for their financial accounting separate from their personal bank account.
Roquefort is a flavourful ewe’s-milk blue cheese and is France’s second most popular cheese after Comté. During the Age of Enlightenment, the French philosopher Diderot attributed the title “King of Cheeses” to Roquefort cheese, declaring in 1782 that “Roquefort cheese is without doubt the finest cheese in Europe”.
A “problem” house should largely be avoided when you are looking to buy your home in France. Occasionally, however, it could be a blessing in disguise … as long as you know exactly what you’re doing.
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.
Want to impress your friends? Why not try out the most famous of all French dishes, le Boeuf Bourguignon? Here’s a tried and tested recipe.
If you are a EU citizen residing in France (primary residents only), you have the right to vote in both European elections and local communal elections. You will need to register before December 31.
Some useful facts and tips about water supplies in France and how to get your home connected.
A combination of one too many pains au chocolat and a desire to explore the countryside around Aix en Provence led me to agree to join a superb group of hardy walkers based out of Aix called the International Hiking…
France is a diverse country brimming with culture to consume and experiences to discover. It doesn’t matter whether you’re outdoorsy, a museum buff or simply want to relax on a beautiful terrace, France has plenty for everyone. The FrenchEntrée blog…
There’s a fine and fluctuating line between clutter and collecting which is, in our household at any rate, often crossed. As an ardent and somewhat militant minimalist the prospect of a morning rummaging through the jetsam and flotsam of someone’s…
Champagne sparkling wine is the king of wines. Understanding the label can help you navigate your way to the best match for your personal taste and budget.