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French village houses for under €100,000 (including buying costs!)

Dreaming of a snug bolt-hole that’s both affordable and full of character? Cue the traditional French village house. We outline why this type of property is increasingly popular with second homeowners, highlight some key considerations and tempt you with some of our favourite examples of French village houses for under €100,000 (click on the images to see the properties, or visit our new property listings).
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Easily accessible holiday homes in Normandy

For British homeowners, picturesque and affordable Normandy has the added bonus of being easily accessible by car, either via the ferry or Eurotunnel. In some cases, a train from London or a short flight might also be a feasible option. Here’s a quick guide to the best areas for easily accessible holiday homes in Normandy.
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Make a success of moving to France with children

Are you thinking of moving to France with children? You won’t be the first – or the last – to be tempted to offer your family the rich experience of living in a country with a wonderful culture and history. Not only that, but they’ll become bilingual quickly and benefit from an excellent academic education.
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French homes near top golf locations

Paris is the venue of this autumn’s 2018 Ryder Cup, golf’s famous biennial competition that sees Europe take on the US. France may not have the same status as a golf home destination as Spain or Portugal’s Algarve. However, exclusivity means fewer crowds! Here’s a taste of fine French homes within or next to a world-class golf resort…
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Where are the cheapest homes in France?

There are over 157,000 British people living in France. It’s no wonder, given the quality of life you can enjoy: excellent cuisine, just as excellent weather, a strong community spirit and a laid-back lifestyle. You might think that this comes at a high cost – but that doesn’t need to be the case. We’ve crunched the numbers to bring you the five areas with cheapest homes in France.
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Four top wild swimming destinations in France

Struggling to keep cool in this year’s heatwave? In France, you’re never far from a freshwater lake or river that’s suitable for bathing – something worth thinking about when you’re property hunting and don’t intend to have your own pool. Here are four popular wild swimming destinations, with some properties near water for sale…
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Where are the best country homes in France?

With a Welshman winning the Tour de France, will more of Geraint Thomas’s countrymen be keen to swap the valleys of Wales for the fields of France? The British have enjoyed a long love affair with France’s bucolic beauty, and especially the affordable homes to be found there. So, let’s have a look at moving to the countryside in France, from where to go to what to keep in mind before you move. 
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The cheapest French cities to buy a home

Lively bistros, shady boulevards and charming architecture – is your idea of the perfect French lifestyle an urban one? To help you match your dream ‘pied à terre’ with your budget, here’s a snapshot of how far your euros go in France’s main towns and cities.
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Sport in France

With the Football World Cup now at the knockout stage, and as I write this both France and England still strong contenders for the title, it is hard to ignore football fever here in France. Almost every bar, café and  restaurant shows the matches and the French are a fiercely patriotic nation. Everywhere you look these days you see the French flag and signs of “Allez les bleus!”.
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