Greg Cook meets two intrepid young couples who set up Tarn Cycling Holidays after quitting successful careers in the UK for life in Occitanie. It’s a familiar tale: couple nearing retirement, kids having long left home, trade their empty nest…
Proud guesthouse owners Gail and Christian Bodiguel tell Sylvia Edwards Davis about the extensive property search that eventually brought them to L’Atelier du Renard Argenté in Vaucluse Meet The Movers Name: Gail and Christian Bodiguel Bought in: 2013 Live in:…
We spoke to Brian Furzer of Spectrum IFA about the pension advice you cannot do without. If you are in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and need expert guidance you need look no further. Brexit! Where will it lead to? Unsurprisingly, I can offer no crystal…
While Brexit still dominates the headlines in the UK and abroad, there is far more to talk about in the French headlines! Today we’re taking a look at some of the top French news stories. Politics The French government has…
Those of us who are based in the UK are seeing tumultuous times in the news, with a snap election potentially on the agenda. Meanwhile, we’re taking our weekly look across the Channel to see what’s been hitting the headlines…
Justin North began his career in his native New Zealand before travelling to England to work with renowned chef Raymond Blanc. This recipe is an excerpt of his beautifully illustrated book French Lessons which is a guide to mastering French cooking
A whole multitude of carbs will go well with this: mashed potatoes, polenta, baked small Rosevale potatoes, gratin dauphinois, chips, sauté potatoes, and so on…
Looking for a house, home, or a holiday? Explore La Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Short or long stay available – Open all year Family Friendly Lodges with Swimming Pool and 6 Acres of Gardens and Woodland A small exclusive and tranquil holiday…
Prep time: 40 minutes once garlic roasted Cooking time: 50 minutes Serves: 4–6 Good-quality Label Rouge chickens came at a price but were delicious. These birds, with their golden skin and grapefruit coloured flesh – gained from eating locally…
It’s ofﬁcial! Savvy travellers voted with their feet – and their little tootsies led them to the Charente-Maritime. The Nouvelle Aquitaine département was the most visited summer destination in 2016 (and for the third year running, no less) new…
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There are three terms in the school year, starting in September. Dates of French school holidays vary according to the “zone” you live in.
On the sale of a property you will be liable to French capital gains tax whether you are resident there or not, with some exceptions…
The cross-border tax landscape has completely changed. It is essential that your tax planning conforms to the rules of taxation in France, or it could have consequences.
Founded in 1859, Louis Jadot is one of the largest and most prestigious Burgundy Houses – its influence stretching from the tip of Chablis right down to the toe of Beaujolais. Louis Jadot pick their grapes from some of the best…
When you arrange a visit to a property, the estate agent asks you to sign a bon de visite. What is this document and how legally binding is it?
The taxe d’amenagement is a planning tax in France that takes some people by surprise. A bit of research and advance notice can reduce the shock to the system.
The allocation rentrée scolaire is a grant to assist households under a certain income level. It may help offset the cost of books and materials.
The Puy du Fou This theme park, set in the north of the Vendée, was voted ‘World’s Best Park’ in 2012 by the Thea Classic Award in Los Angeles, and offers a multitude of spectacular shows ranging from gladiators in…
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.
The long-delayed French energy law, known as the loi de transition énergétique, was approved in a final vote on July 22 setting ambitious goals for energy efficienty and waste reduction.
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.
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.
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…
Social charges in France are effectively another form of tax on income, paid in addition to income and capital gains taxes. Prior to 2012 they were only levied on residents, but then rules changed.
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.
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.
The FrenchEntrée Directories have grown to become the most popular resource on the web for France. The directories are very popular with our visitors and are highly visible on search engines like Google as well as being heavily promoted across…
The new UK pension regime came into effect from 6th April, 2015. This is a major change for retirees, with the restrictions on how much income and lump sum you can take being removed for defined contribution schemes.
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.
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!
There’s been some recent developments in the Eurozone which could benefit British expatriates hoping to move to France or already living there.
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!
French law no longer requires non-resident sellers domiciled in the EU to appoint a fiscal representative on the sale of property in France, an experience that could be quite costly and verging on the surreal.
Starting on January 1st, 2015, auto-entrepreneur businesses must have a dedicated bank account for their financial accounting separate from their personal bank account.
An exclusive survey of foreign buyers of French property conducted by FrenchEntrée to identify buying preferences and trends.
If you are buying a property in France, and/or moving there to live, you should start your tax planning nice and early. Ideally this would be before you buy the property, and before you move there.
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.
The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo unveiled the city’s plan to fight pollution, including a call for no more diesel cars in Paris by 2020.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a new “France Alumni” social network for former foreign students to keep in touch with each other and keep their connection with France alive.
A new bill is to be revealed next month that would allow shops to open on Sundays, breaking away from the long-standing French tradition of Sunday rest.
Not all American driving licences are exchangeable for a French one. Find out if yours is – and the step-by-step process to acquiring a French licence otherwise.
Staying in a real home on your holiday through a home exchange is so much nicer and more authentic than staying in a hotel. Your French property is the doorway to a myriad new experiences.
The new credit card format French driving licence includes an electronic chip, but it has been found to be too expensive to implement.
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.
Our experts answer questions from our readers. In this case, the query is about the validity of a foreign power of attorney in France.
The exemption from paying CFE (Cotisation Financière des Entreprises) for auto-entrepreneurs a relief to the small business owners under the auto-entrepreneur self-employment status is becoming extinct.
French inheritance law is substantially different from the position in the UK. After much debate on the new EU succession regulations effective August 2015 it is still a fact that owning assets in another jurisdiction increases legal and tax complexity.
Have you heard of the film My Old Lady, starring Kevin Kline? Longevity is generally a cause for celebration but not perhaps for the person who purchased an apartment en viager.