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    In this special round up of the past week’s French news we’re talking taxes, bicycles and supervillains at the Bastille Day parade.  Politics The French government have announced a new

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    If you own property in France you should to be aware of the rules around ‘domicile’. Daniel (Dan) Harris, Head of International and Cross-Border at Stone King LLP, explains why.

  • Reader question: I would like some information about solar panels and any scheme which give a payback when the house is not occupied but is still producing electricity into the

  • For many travellers planning holidays to France, taking their own car on a ferry is a popular, and convenient, option. Driving in France may seem a little daunting to begin

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    The Tour de France is the ultimate challenge for any cyclist, and this year’s race is upping the ante. Or, should we say, upping the altitude? The 2019 route has

  • In partnership with online rental specialist French Connections, we’re offering a lucky reader the chance to win a week for up to six people in Lavender Cottage, a charming blue-shuttered

  • Ready to (re)build your dream home from the ground up? From renovation costs to planning permission, Stephen Davies shares some handy tips

  • FrenchEntrée is the market-leading French property magazine and online resource, on track to become the world’s top French property brand. We are working to scale up our property sales, mortgage

  • Charlotte Macdonald is an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team. Over a new 12-part series of articles Charlotte will answer legal and practical questions that are

  • Kath Watson and Roger Prior almost missed their dream home. But now, after a major renovation to create two gîtes, they’re sitting pretty in Vienne. Nicola Venning finds out how

  • French is one of the world’s major languages, with an estimated 300 million speakers in countries all across the globe. It’s famed as the language of love, and while it’s

  • Driving from the UK to France, or anywhere else in Europe? The AA provide breakdown cover which starts from the moment you leave home to the moment you get back.

  • When artist David Napp first came to Provence 30 years ago, he fell for its wonderful light. Since then, his work has seen him mixing with the rich and famous,

  • It was chance and a big helping of get-up-and-go that saw Caroline and Rory Macrae finally realise their dream and launch a luxury hotel barge business in Burgundy. They tell

  • The phrase “if only these walls could speak, think of the stories they could tell” is natural to consider when looking at a property which remains intact, although the people

  • We chat to Olivier Baudry, owner of luxury hotel-barge Alegria, who has been running cruises on the Canal du Midi for more than a decade. FrenchEntrée: How long have you

  • With summer fast approaching, whether you are looking to buy a property or holiday in France, we are all starting to plan our trips abroad, and anyone leaving it too

  • Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team, sets out a number of scenarios that a British owner of French property may encounter. Over a

  • Peter Clark and Vincent Caplier created their award-winning eco-guest house in Somme from scratch, where sustainable living is key – inside and out, says Sylvia Edwards Davis. Meet the Movers

  • The pound is struggling in Brexit limbo. Since April sterling has fallen an average of 4%, losing four and a half euro cents. There was no assistance from the statistics this week;

  • Since 2018 Orange, the owner of the national telephone market, has been managing very substantial investment to bring high speed broadband to many more addresses. The investment is planned to

  • Theresa May successfully convinced the EU to allow Britain an extension of Brexit, not for three months as she wanted, but of six instead. Meaning we will “crash out” of

  • It has now been almost 34 months since the UK decided to leave the EU, or 1027 days, but who’s counting? And after the latest announcement from the EU leaders,

  • As in other countries, people selling a house in France have certain obligations and duties. Here we examine the selling process in detail…

  •   Moving home within France – reviewing broadband choices in the current market   Check the broadband availability In addition to following the guidance in the first of this services

  •   A Special Free Service for Holiday Home Owners French Property and its Broadband   Most of our customers within this group either have gîtes that they rent to holiday

  • The digital world has come a long way in a short time. Now you can get many TV stations, Pay Per View and other premium services as added services…

  • Maintaining the quality of your Broadband Service in France (keeping it at peak performance)   This bullet point check list should be kept handy to speed up the technical support

  • Found your ideal French property – the next steps to get the best broadband. You may already know from the property details if there is access to a broadband service

  • Starting your French telephone and broadband journey France is a big country and your search may take you to several places before you settle on your preferred location. French Entrée

  • Buying a Property in France – The telephone and broadband journey   In today’s interconnected world having access to a reliable and fast broadband service is not a luxury but

  • Running a château offering family-friendly holiday experiences in France is far from child’s play, but it’s exactly what Jon Barnsley left a high-profile job at one of the UK’s biggest

  •   Chef Stéphane Reynaud treats us to another of his favourite dishes which would make up a perfectly hearty and tasty French supper for six   Serves 6 – Preparation

  • Leading French property developer, MGM French Properties presents Le Chalet Apsara, a prime Alpine residence nestled in Le Villard, Méribel Les Allues. Also known as ‘heart of the three valleys,

  •   Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate.   Q: Do I really need

  •   Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team, sets out a number of scenarios that a British owner of French property may encounter. Over

  • with cherry tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms and marigold petals   The word ‘omelette’ comes originally from the French word lamelle, meaning ‘thin strip’ because of its fl at shape, and gradually

  • This verdant region in southern France seduces with its space, natural beauty and the quality of life it offers. Gascony could be your property heaven

  • In partnership with online rental specialist French Connections, we’re offering a lucky reader the chance to win a week for two in a self-catered holiday cottage in the green heart

  • There are two main types of Pithiviers; the version here, where puff pastry encloses a filling of frangipane (almond cream), and another which has a base of sablé pastry and

  • Bob Elliott reveals how to get the fastest possible broadband speed – even in the depths of rural France

  • When Erin Choa and Jean-Baptiste Gois clapped eyes on the Château de Bourneau, it was love at first sight. Sylvia Edwards Davis takes a tour of the romantic folly that

  • After a number of dramatic votes in parliament, we take a look at the way ahead for Brexit and the pound. Reading the recent news headlines has felt like being

  •   La Môle’s marbled chocolate mousse For me, only one chocolate mousse cuts the mustard, a homemade one inspired by our local restaurant, La Môle. This marbled mousse is a

  • Thousands of Britons have discovered the charms of Normandy’s coastline, countryside and cuisine. Some buy holiday or rental properties here, while others settle permanently. Dominic Bliss finds out what the

  • If you’re looking for a year-round investment – somewhere soaked in sunshine, but a stone’s throw from the pistes – consider these hotspots just outside the main resorts

  • FrenchEntrée is a French property and lifestyle resource, curated by real people who have lived and worked in France. We have a network of multilingual lenders and brokers with whom

  • I have been making this recipe for over 20 years and it always produces a beautifully high crème caramel with a deep mahogany gloss that sits in a puddle of

  • Tip: Narrowing down your search area early is crucial. Not only will it save you time in the long run, but estate agents will take you more seriously.

  • As I’m sure you know, there are a fair few different types of mortgages in France. Below, we run through the most popular options to help you find out which