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Buying in France: part 1

Buying in France: part 1

Strolling through the fresh produce market on a Saturday morning, watching the world go by at the pavement café with your chocolat chaud and fresh croissant, practising your French… Many of us are in thrall to the wonderful French quality of life. The French work/life balance, the politeness, the family values, the 35-hour week, the sheer nerve of a whole country just taking August off!
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Why property in France remains top for lifestyle and affordability

Our nearest neighbour, France, has everything to offer anyone yearning to escape the UK which becomes more and more crowded by the day – or so it seems to one who has lived in France now for almost 9 years and occasionally returns to visit the UK! Property in France appeals to all ages: young adults wishing to get on the property ladder, perhaps thinking ahead to when they start a family and wanting to offer their future children space, beautiful open countryside, vibrant cities, the chance to become bilingual as well as older folk wishing to retire to a country where their money will stretch
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Book your new life in France

Next year marks three decades since the late Peter Mayle published A Year in Provence, a must-read book that quickly became a benchmark for expats writing about their new life in France. It inspired countless others to move across the Channel, in particular to Provence. Of course, other adventurous Brits have since written about their own experiences in other parts of the country and here we pick five that may interest you.
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How to rent out your French property

With France the most popular country in the world for holidays, there is always great demand for vacation lets. So if your place will be laying empty for a while, why not make some money from it? Here are a few things you need to know if you are planning to rent out your French property. 
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Owning a car in France

A car is normally essential in France, wherever you buy a property. It’s a large and rural country and although the train service is good, there are plenty of areas where you really cannot do without a car. So, what do you need to know if you’ll be owning a car in France? How do you register it? What happens if you buy one in France? Do you have to change your UK licence for a French one and how do you go about it?
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Looking for property in Brittany

Brittany is consistently one of the most popular areas for British property buyers. And not just because it’s easy to reach. This beautiful but rugged region is reminiscent of Cornwall in many ways, but with that lovely French lifestyle too! Much more affordable too! Discover the prices and the best places to buy a property in Brittany.
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What should I know about moving to France with less than 6 months to Brexit?

At last weekend’s Your Overseas Home show, France Property Guide spoke to several people who were worried about their property purchase in France being affected by Brexit. Many others may be feeling the same way. This article will allay fears and explain why we believe you should continue your plans with confidence, whether you buy in France before Brexit or not.
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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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