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.


What to look for in a French seaside town

What to look for in a French seaside town

What’s not to love about a French seaside town? Featuring bustling quays teeming with stands selling the local catch, colourful seafront properties and top-notch restaurants, French coastal resorts are the real deal when it comes to an atmospheric escape or a bolt-hole from city life.
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Five of the best villages in la Nouvelle Aquitaine

La Nouvelle Aquitaine is the largest region in France in terms of area, created in 2014 when the Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes all merged together. As well as having some wonderful cities and towns such as Bordeaux, Limoges, La Rochelle and Pau, there are some beautiful villages here too, hugely popular with expats and second home owners.
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North or south of France: which would suit you?

If you’re thinking of moving or buying a holiday home in France, you may be wondering which area would suit you – north or south? Whilst it could be said that the north and south of France are very different, each certainly has its own merits and many brilliant advantages for overseas properties buyers.
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Les Deux-Sèvres: a lesser-known department to discover

The Deux-Sèvres is not an area known to many, but with so many lovely towns and villages, two rivers and the coast nearby, it seems as if it is ready and waiting to be discovered! This department has much to offer anyone looking for a reasonably priced property in France.
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Buying in France: the experts answer your questions

We interviewed Chloe Williams from our partner, Beaux Villages, on buying in South West France. Chloe has lived in both France and Spain for over 20 years and she’s worked in international real estate for a long time, building up a wealth of expert knowledge. As someone who has made that move over to Europe, she’s got real first-hand experience.
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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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