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Adapting to life in France with schoolchildren

Adapting to life in France with schoolchildren

France Property Guides looks at French family life with tips on how to integrate seamlessly to living in France. Family life is hugely important to the French. The generations mix much more easily than in the UK with respect for every age being something which seems...

Eating and drinking, à la France!

The French don’t need lessons in how to eat both healthily and well – it’s in the DNA! The French have always seemed to adopt a healthy eating and drinking style. There is – and always has been – a real respect for natural home-grown ingredients and home cooking in...

How to furnish your home in France, beautifully and cheaply!

How and where to shop in France for your new French home: our tips on making your new home beautiful I can still remember the feeling of glee when I finally held the keys to my first French home in my hand: a real feeling of “wow, I have done it!” Quite often a...

Settling in to living in France

How to adjust to French living and make your house into a home where you can invite all your new friends, including the mayor! Moving anywhere is one of life’s great challenges. Moving anywhere overseas is even more of a challenge! It is so important from the start to...

Be mesmerized by France’s amazing ‘maisons de maître’!

Cost and upkeep would put most people off owning a French château but luckily there is a more practical but no less attractive option – the ‘maison de maître’. A step down from the grandness and size of a typical château, maisons de maître still ooze plenty of...

Brexit news roundup

Find out how Brexit talks are progressing, what they mean for expats rights and how the ensuing uncertainty is impacting property sales in France. Next round of Brexit talks delayed The next round of Brexit talks have been delayed until 25th September in an attempt to...

The cool red wines of Occitanie

France Property Guides brings you some fascinating information on the wine making industry in the South of France. September is often a month of new beginnings: a noticeable change in the seasons, schools going back, people making their autumn and winter plans. Here...

The onion festival in Citou, Languedoc

France Property Guides takes a light-hearted look at the hugely popular onion festival in the South of France. In France they like a festival. So much so in fact that they have a festival for almost anything. Naturally, the wine excuse is always the first one, but in...

Why French estate agents are smiling

A new survey has found that 82% of estate agents in France are optimistic about the next 12 months. With low interest rates, a growing economy and a dynamic property market, even Brexit can’t slow down British buyers. A newly released survey – the CSA Barometer – has...

Paris tourist numbers hit ten- year high

Tourists have returned to Paris in their droves in recent months, following a dip in numbers last year. This determination to see its many sights, proves that travellers love affair with the ‘City of Love’ is enduring. Figures released this week by the Regional...

How to make your life in France a success

Moving to another country can be a daunting prospect, but settling into your new home in France needn’t be a chore. Persevere with the language, mix with the locals and embrace the differences between life in France and the UK. You won’t regret it! So you have done...
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