Will residents face a French language test?

Will residents face a French language test?

Is the French government planning to impose a language requirement on those claiming residency from non-EU countries? The idea was raised by France’s interior minister this month, but how likely is it to become law?
The best places to buy property in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The best places to buy property in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a department of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region and lies at the extreme south west of France. One of the most beautiful departments in France, it was originally named the Basses-Pyrenees and was one of the first of the 83 departments created during the French revolution.
Buying a holiday home near a lake in France

Buying a holiday home near a lake in France

Inland lakes in France present a tranquil waterside alternative to bustling beach resorts. Many even offer their own ‘beaches’ along with some truly mesmerising mountain views. Here are four of our favourite lakes in France, along with some nearby spots to buy property.
Affordable French mountains for home buyers

Affordable French mountains for home buyers

The French mountains may be thought of as rather expensive, both for après-ski and property! However, move away from the classic resorts in the Alps and you can find some really affordable properties, all with that a more authentic French culture and lifestyle.

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