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The art of gardening in France

The art of gardening in France

One of the joys of living in France is all the space. When we bought our house in the Languedoc-Roussillon eight years ago, we were determined to make our outside space both pretty and manageable. We knew this would allow us to take full advantage of the wonderful Mediterranean climate, and from May to October a good deal of our time would be spent outside. With this in mind we created a small corner in our garden for sunbathing and relaxing beneath our ivy clad wall, which is both lovely to look at and easy to maintain.
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How to cash in on the rental market in France

The rental market in France is very buoyant at present. If you’re considering buying a second home you can let out when you’re not in residence, or perhaps you’re moving permanently and you’re looking for a property that comes with a gîte, now is a great time to do so.
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The wine regions of France

There are countless reasons why France remains us Britons favourite country to visit: it’s location, it’s diverse landscape, the food, the historic cities, the relaxed lifestyle – the list goes on. World-class wine certainly makes the list as well. With over two million acres of vineyards across the country and up to eight billion bottles being produced each year, the country’s wine producing regions deliver quantity and quality.
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Driving south via the Millau Viaduct

The convenience of getting to your pad in France is a real draw for British property buyers. It’s close proximity to the UK means you can pack up the car, head to a channel port and roll onto a ferry or the Eurostar, without the stress of worrying about budget airline baggage restrictions. 
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News roundup from France

Family allowance Family allowance for families with two children or more will rise by 1%. The increase in the means-tested allowance will be in line with inflation for 2017. The same will apply to other benefits like early childcare assistance (PAJE) and the back-to-school allowance. The minimum pension will also rise to €833 per month.
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Enjoying springtime in the Pyrénées-Orientales

What does the arrival of the spring season mean for you? Here in the south of France, it feels like a new awakening as everything seems to come to life again after the winter. Suddenly the birds are singing, flowers growing and the vines beginning to show their first shoots.
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Life in the Limousin

Are you looking for a real bargain property in a beautiful part of France? Then the Limousin could be just the place for you. Situated pretty much in the middle of France, it has so much to offer from unspoiled countryside to ancient villages to low mountains and best of all, extremely reasonable property prices.
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New data suggests French property boom is here

More properties are being bought and sold in France than ever before. House prices are creeping towards their 2011 peak and cheap mortgages are attracting both French and foreign buyers. We could be entering a new French property boom, suggests data from one of France’s most respected property reports.
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Buying a home in Provence

Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur (PACA for short) attracts more international buyers than anywhere else in France. Yet prices are far from being the cheapest in France. So why do we love it so? One reason is its appeal to the artist and writer in us all. The very word “Provence” evokes images of bucolic splendour.
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The changing of the seasons in France

We love experiencing the changing of the seasons in France. They might not be quite as pronounced down here in the south, but they still present different opportunities and are quite beautiful in their own unique way.
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