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Five years to the Paris Olympics

Five years to the Paris Olympics

A century after the Olympics were held in the City of Light, Paris will again celebrate sporting excellence by welcoming the Olympic flame in 2024. And this time, it won’t just be sports fans cheering, it will also be property owners.  For those quickly off the blocks, those buying investment property in Paris will be blessed with a golden opportunity to enjoy the games and enjoy a substantial uplift in value.
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Family-friendly France: places your kids will love!

France is a hugely family-oriented country and there are plenty of wonderful spots to choose from in which to buy a family home to suit everyone from grandma and grandpa to young children and everyone in between. Here we have selected 5 wonderful spots for you to ponder: all family-friendly and within easy reach of an airport serving the UK.
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How can you earn an income in France?

Moving to France is a huge and exciting leap, and, for many people, part of the process of starting a new life out here will be finding ways to continue to make an income. There are so many possibilities, even in rural areas – and you may find your niche in a completely unexpected area! So what are the main ways to earn money in France?
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Enjoying the good life in the Languedoc-Roussillon

There are many reasons why the Languedoc-Roussillon area of the south of France is eternally popular. The very name conjures up an image of sun, blue skies, golden light, miles of sandy beaches, beautiful towns and villages, tremendous history, Mediterranean food… But it is not just an image: this area really does have it all!
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10 reasons why we love France

With a newsletter coming out on the 75th anniversary of D Day, we couldn’t let the occasion pass without a reminder of why we love this country so much. After all, on this day 75 years ago 156,000 Britons, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Norwegians and men from many others joined the Free French soldiers risking their young lives to liberate France.
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Parenting à la française: Karen’s experience in the Charente

Karen and her husband swapped the hustle and bustle of UK city living for the peace and quiet of the Charente, France. With two daughters born and raised in France, she’s an old hand at parenting à la française. We spoke to her about schooling, learning the language and the active childhood they’ve enjoyed in the French countryside.
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Now is the time to view French ski property!

The skiers have gone home and the summer’s action sports fans are still saving up. So if you want to look at homes in the French Alps, this is a great time to do it. It helps that France’s mountain villages are looking so beautiful right now.
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Where can you find homes in France under €150,000?

A small triangle near the centre of France is where you’ll have the best choice of affordable homes, according to notary data. In beautiful Châteauroux, Limoges and Poitiers, you’ll find the only places in France where homes sell on average for less than €150,000. We take a closer look, and point you in the right direction for your budget.
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Green travel to France

Whether due to eco-concerns or pure traveling pleasure, many property owners in France see accessibility by train, ferry or (electric) car, rather than flying, as a vital part of their property search. France is even attracting more buyers who are unwilling to fly to Spain and other Mediterranean hotspots. With many of us keen to do our bit where possible, what are the alternative modes of green travel to France?
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“We wanted another adventure!” Tackling a big, beautiful chambres d’hôtes in the Poitou-Charente

When Haydn and Joanne Jones returned to the UK from California, they were searching for a new adventure – and found it in the form of a stunning chambre d’hôtes nestled in the sunkissed southwest of France, just minutes from one of the country’s most beautiful villages, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. We caught up with the globe-trotting couple about their move and new life running the Chambres de CoCo.
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