Ready to make the leap and start your new French adventure? You’ve probably already checked a hundred things off your list – finances, legalities and registration, taxes, maybe removals… However, you might have missed one of the key bits of settling in France: starting to learn French as soon as possible.
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).
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.
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.
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…