French property market news

You’ll find all the latest French property news here at France Property Guides, so you can stay up to speed when buying property in France. From updates on house prices to breakdowns of new legislation, you needn’t look anywhere else for French property market news. Get the latest below.


Living in France – vive la différence!

Living in France – vive la différence!

Ah, La Belle France (beautiful France)! Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting one day, or even living in France for good? Whether you’re drawn to boulevards, cafés and galleries, would love an affordable country cottage to grow veggies and keep chickens, or long to sun yourself all year on the ritzy Côte d’Azur, there’s something in France for every taste.
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Escape the crowds in beautiful Provence: 5 quieter spots

Provence is one of the most widely known areas of France and has retained a certain cachet about it.  However, its ongoing popularity means that some areas can get quite busy, especially in the summer months. So, where can you go in Provence to get away from the madding crowds?
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What is your local Mairie and why is it important?

In the UK, you may have little idea about what happens in your town hall, the purpose it serves and what to use it for. However, in France the town hall or ‘Mairie’ can be one of your first ports of call. Often the centre of town or village life in France, there are usually countless reasons to visit your local Mairie.  Our writer in France, Beth, explains what it’s used for and why it can be extremely helpful when settling in.
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GHIC: Your post-Brexit healthcare in France

There has been a lot of speculation over whether Brits will be able to access French healthcare after Brexit. Thankfully, we have some reassuring news! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is being replaced with a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This means that Brits travelling to France, and indeed all EU countries, will still be able to receive free, or cheaper, state-provided medical care.
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Moving to France after Brexit: what has changed?

The UK no longer being in the European Union raises plenty of questions for those British people planning on moving to France after Brexit. They now have the same rules as those of other ‘third country nations’, like Americans. Or do they? The UK is, after all, just 22 miles away and connected by a tunnel, not 3,000 miles!
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Affordable French mountains for home buyers

The French mountains may be thought rather expensive, both for après-ski and property! However, move away from the classic resorts in the Alps and you can find some really affordable properties, all with that a more authentic French culture and lifestyle.
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6 wonderful places to spend Christmas in France

The atmosphere in France at Christmas is magical; most towns and villages are proud to get into the festive spirit. Each mairie (town hall) takes care of lights, decorations and even Santa Claus in the weeks running up to Christmas. Like the rest of Europe, the big day is Christmas Eve, when the family gathers for a grand meal and to open their presents. There is less of a commercial feel to Christmas in France and more of a feeling of community and celebration.
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The joys of Christmas in France

Christmas in France is likely to be slightly different this year, but will still be a time of great celebration and gratitude. If this is your first since relocating, get ready to enjoy!
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Will French ski resorts open for the 2020/21 season?

2020 has been a year like no other for ski tourism, with resorts across Europe and the world being forced to shut due to lockdowns and restrictions. Many keen skiers and those in need of some fresh mountain air are wondering when and if they can return to the slopes soon.
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Les Landes: the best of coast and countryside

Les Landes is a beautiful department of France situated on the far south-west of the Aquitaine region. The name literally means “heathland” and thus it offers the most wonderful rich countryside and is hugely popular with hikers and bikers.
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