The most sought after villages in France, according to the French

A compelling TV competition programme, showcasing “the most preferred villages of French people”, has aired this week in France. There were 14 beautiful French villages listed, all vying for the title of “Le village prefere des Francais 2020”. Voting was open to viewers of this series until March 19th 2020. It is all about showing off France’s beauty.

New rules for Spanish beaches this summer

By the 23rd of June, all of Spain was out of lockdown and the government’s State of Alarm will not be renewed. Power has already been returned to the 17 Autonomous Regions, meaning that each will determine how to proceed with keeping a check on COVID-19 and re-introducing tourism. The latter is vital to Spain’s economy, being 15% of its GDP. But, in the aftermath of 3 months in lockdown, not all tourists are equal.

Air bridges and normality: the latest news from Portugal

Portugal has been praised for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis and is beginning to ease lockdown measures. With an air bridge between the UK potentially being introduced at the end of this month, we assess what travelling to Portugal may look like in the near future.

Quieter Algarve Villages: 6 Inland alternatives

Portugal’s coast is amazing, but you can save a lot of money – and get far more space – if you head inland. These quieter Algarve villages are rich in culture and not far from the beach, either.

Things I’ve learnt since my move to France

The heady dream of living in France. People move to France for many different reasons, not least for a change of lifestyle. But what about the real differences of life here? Some of them may well surprise you…

Spain post-lockdown: will the property market change?

“Thanks to the good practice by Spain’s citizens, 52% of the country will move to Phase 3 of lockdown on the 8th of June,” said the Spanish Minister for Health. Phase 3 is the final phase of releasing the Spanish people from one of the strictest confinements in Europe.