How to find household help in France

How to find household help in France

The nature of property prices in France allows many of us to afford bigger properties here than we perhaps could have in the UK. However sadly, the effort of upkeep required for a beautifully spacious home with land, tends to be easily underestimated. And people, for a range of different reasons, quickly find themselves seeking help in France.
Relocating to France since Brexit

Relocating to France since Brexit

Since Brexit, the process of moving to France has become more complicated. Under the 90-day rule, if you wish to stay for longer than 90-days at one time, or within a six-month period, you will need a visa. Over the next few weeks, we will cover visas in more detail but in this article, we look primarily at visas for those who would like to work in France, or maybe work for a company back in the UK.
Where to buy a home on the French Riviera: towns compared

Where to buy a home on the French Riviera: towns compared

The Mediterranean coast of France is as glitzy and glamorous as ever, but don’t think it’s only for the rich and famous. Read our guide to discover five wonderful towns as we explore where to buy a property on the French Riviera.
What is your local Mairie and why is it important?

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.
Using a buyer’s agent in France

Using a buyer’s agent in France

If you’d love to buy in France but just can’t find the right property, or you lack confidence in your French language and knowledge of the market, you need a buyer’s agent.
Now is the time to view French ski property!

Now is the time to view French ski property!

The skiers have gone home and the summer’s action sports fans are still saving up. So if you want to look at homes in the French Alps, this is a great time to do it. It helps that France’s mountain villages are looking so beautiful right now.

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