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How We Set up Our Cycling Business in Occitanie

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

Are you getting the right financial advice?

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

Champagne chiboust

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

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La Coterie Lodge: Explore La Creuse

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

Roasted Garlic Chicken with Bean Stew

  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

All Hail Charente-Maritime

  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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Win six bottles of Louis Jadot wine

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

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Why do notaires in France charge such high fees?

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.

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French energy law finally adopted

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.

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Promote your holiday rental in France

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

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Advertise your company in the FrenchEntrée Directories

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

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The New UK Pension Regime and Expatriates in France

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.

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British buyers snap up luxurious off-plan Chamonix apartments

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.

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Get your dream property in France for less

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!

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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!

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Buying property in France? Take tax advice early

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.

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New EU succession regulations raise concerns

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.