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France’s tax grab on second homes? Not agreed as yet!

The headlines have been awash with news that owners of second homes in France whom reside outside of the country are set to be hit with mighty tax bills. As always, the press has played hard on the scary side of things and it’s almost as if the new tax laws are already in place … Continue reading »

French Property Market Going Strong

Wondering what’s happening in the French property market? French Mortgage Direct feature in this article by Complete France.

French lenders potential demise sends shockwave through French mortgage market.

The French finance world is trembling today after news of Credit Immoblier de France’s potential demise. Days after France’s newly elected President, François Hollande takes on his new role, he is faced with the almighty challenge of a French banking nightmare and the decision whether to nationalize or not one of France’s troubled mortgage lenders. … Continue reading »

Where in the World do you think is the best place to live?

The Telegraph is currently running a survey asking it’s readers to pinpoint on a map where they believe is the best place to live in the World. Voters can win a £1000 prize towards a holiday of their dreams. There’s no doubt that we’ve voted France and more specifically the Rhone-Alps as the best place … Continue reading »

House sales are still buoyant in the South of France

Interesting insight into the Languedoc property market by Peter Mathews of Legget Immobilier. “After the disaster of the last couple of years where house sales have been “flat” to say the least, Leggett Immobilier has bucked the trend by posting its best trading periods for some time. As ever, clients from abroad are searching for … Continue reading »

Regional Focus: Champagne-Ardenne

Champagne-Ardenne is in the northeast of France, bordering Belgium. It consists of four departments: Aube, Ardennes, Haute-Marne, and Marne. its rivers, all of which flow west, include the Seine, the Marne, and the Aisne. The baptism of Clovis in Reims, a key event in the history of Champagne-Ardenne, launched a long-lasting tradition of anointing the … Continue reading »

Regional Focus: Centre

Named “Centre” for its location in the heart of France, this remarkable region is dominated by the legendary Loire Valley. It is easily accessible from Paris, thanks to numerous autoroutes and the TGV high-speed train, which makes its Paris-to-Tours run in only 55 minutes. From early spring to late autumn, natural splendors abound in the … Continue reading »

Regional Focus: Burgundy

As one of the richest regions of France, the historic towns and villages of Burgundy are the product of many centuries of civilization. It’s a region known the world over as the producer of some of the finest wines and food available anywhere on this planet. Travelling through Burgundy is a unique experience in what … Continue reading »

Regional Focus: Brittany

No one area – and certainly no one city or town – in Brittany encapsulates the character of the province; this lies in its people and in its geographical unity. For generations Bretons risked their lives fishing and trading on the violent seas and struggled with the arid soil of the interior. This toughness and … Continue reading »

Regional Focus: Basse Normandy

Far enough from Paris to retain its regional idiosyncrasies, but close enough to the capital to keep up with the trends, the northern French province of Normandy is a gastronome’s, arts and natures lovers paradise. The historical ties between England and Normandy run deep (Bayeux Tapestry, D-Day landings), but it’s the living culture that keeps … Continue reading »

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