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  • 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

  • Circumstances surrounding the pound went from bad to worse this week, leaving sterling down by an average of 1.5% from a week ago and boasting the unenviable position of worst

  • 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,

  •   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, Meribel forms the centre of the world’s largest ski area renowned for its sporty reputation.

  •   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 a filling of glacé fruit and frangipane, all coated in a smooth glaze.

  • 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 stole the châtelains’ hearts

  • 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 big attraction is…

  • 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 we work to provide our clients with the best options to finance their plans.

  • 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 caramel sauce.

  • 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 is better suited to your project. We have a dedicated mortgage team who can help you turn your dream of buying a French property into a reality.

  • After the referendum in 2016 the UK triggered Article 50, which serves notice on the EU of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. But we all knew that.

  • Pensions are often the key to long-term financial security, so it is crucial to take extreme care when deciding what to do here. Expatriates have the added complication of factoring in the tax rules of two countries, as well as the potential for Brexit to limit the range of opportunities.

  • From Philippe Mouchel A beautiful winter stew from Normandy combining lamb, turnips (navets), carrots and potatoes. Philippe uses lamb shoulder and ribs cut into large pieces, but the dish also

  • We head to the east of France to weigh up these neighbouring départements in Burgundy…

  • James and Jo have been ski enthusiasts for years and after another fantastic holiday at Christmas have finally decided to buy a property based in a mountain resort that they, and their children, can use as their base for their ski holidays.

  •   GBP has climbed to the highest point against the Euro since May 2017 over the increasing likelihood of a Brexit delay. This has followed reports that that Prime Minister

  • Celebrate the unique gastronomic offerings and relaxed rituals of midday meals in Provence with this delicious, authentic Provençal recipe

  • 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

  • When Stephen Davies pulled up outside a rickety barn in Airvault, he knew he’d found his future home. Nearly 20 years on, he’s still living the expat dream…

  •   UK state pension benefits are set by the UK Government. Generally speaking, if you’ve always lived and worked in the UK, your state pension shouldn’t be directly affected as

  •   When moving to a foreign country, one of the things one must consider is “pension planning”.   In France, for years retirees relied solely on the state pension system

  • If Nice, Monaco and Villfrance-sur-Mer were a sandwich ( gourmet, naturally), Villefranche in the middle would be the nutritious filling.

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

  • Where did the town of Bellac get its name?
    The official tourism website posits several possibilities, but we find ourselves favouring the idea that it’s simply an amalgamation of ‘Belle’ and ‘lac’… in short, ‘beautiful lake’. Even if that doesn’t entirely make sense (the only body of water here is the Vincou river). Still, you get the gist.

  • Banking in France Banking in France can seem very different to what you are used to. Things are changing and internet banking is becoming more popular, but some of the