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Considering moving to France but unsure about the details... like how the French education system works? Go to "Moving to France". 

Want to know what life will be like in France... will the kids like it? What about the pets? For a flavour of real life (and some humorous anecdotes) go to "Living in France". 

For articles about property in France e.g. the best areas to buy a ski chalet, and what to look for when buying a property with a lake. Go to "Property in France".

Not sure how the buying or selling process works? Want to know more about Estate agents in France? Skip to "French Property Sales".

And for help on using the French Property Links website go to "Help".

Essential Info is your passport to France - our aim is to make your life easier by supplying you with key need-to-know facts at the outset. Further articles other than those listed here can be found by using the appropriate links. However, if you consider there's a topic we haven't covered, please let us know.



MOVING TO FRANCE

If you're moving to France, this section offers practical advice to prepare you for all aspects of your new life "en France". (You may also find the section below on living in France helpful, as the articles there go hand-in-hand with these articles, as they give accounts of many real life experiences.)

Featured Article: FRENCH CAPITAL GAINS TAX AND SOCIAL CHARGES ON PROPERTY 2014

An update on the current Capital Gains Tax rules in France regarding property. The laws on Social Charges are explained, with the latest debate regarding EU legislation being discussed.

Featured Article: FRENCH TAX ( CAPITAL GAINS TAX - STAMP DUTY - DIVIDENDS ) - SEPTEMBER 2013

An update of French tax issues discussing current CGT rules and possible stamp duty increases. Information on dividends and interest taxation is also included.

Looking for all the other articles about moving to France? Use the following link: Moving to France



LIVING IN FRANCE

Thinking of living in France? Get the benefit of experience from those who have gone before you. These articles are all written by contributors who are now based, or have been based in France.

Featured Article: TALES OF RENOVATING A CHATEAU IN FRANCE - REAL LIFE STORY - PART 9

In the ninth part of her blog, Catherine Broughton describes turning black with soot while cleaning a ceiling, then white with shock as she realises that one guest room allows people to hear everything that is said in the kitchen below!

Featured Article: TALES OF RENOVATING A CHATEAU IN FRANCE - REAL LIFE STORY - PART 8

Five years into the renovation of Domaine de Rochebonne, a huge storm ravages the chateau and grounds. But the Broughton family don't waste any time feeling sad - they get straight on with building it back up again, in part eight of Catherine's blog.

Looking for all the other articles about living in France? Use the following link: Living in France



PROPERTY IN FRANCE

Whatever type of property you have in mind, let our articles help you decide. Find out where your chosen type of property is most commonly found in France and what you can expect to pay for it. Also, read about different areas of France and what they can offer you, before you make a final decision on where to buy.

Featured Article: BATTLE OF THE SKI RESORTS: CHAMONIX AND SAMOENS GO HEAD TO HEAD

Two of the most popular alpine resorts are Chamonix and Samoens. But which one's best? We pitch them against each other to see which resort offers the most to property buyers. Find out which ski resort would suit you best.

Featured Article: TOP 10 BEST LUXURY APARTMENTS WITH A POOL IN FRANCE - 2017

If you're thinking about buying a luxury apartment in France, there's no more popular addition than a swimming pool. Not only fun, but good for your health and adding value to your property, no matter where it's located. A private swimming pool is still the last word in luxury.

Looking for all the other articles about property in France? Use the following link: Property in France



FRENCH PROPERTY SALES

Read up on the French house purchase process, how French estate agents work, and what fees are likely to be charged.

Featured Article: "SEXTANT FRANCE" - FRENCH PROPERTY EXPERTISE IN THE HEART OF LONDON

Sextant France began life as a modest, two person agency based in Kentish Town in London in 2005. Unsure whether to go into French or Spanish property at first, the decision was finally made on the basis that French food is the superior! And, it was clearly the right decision. The business has moved from strength to strength, now occupying offices in King's Cross, the beating business heart of our capital city. Together with expert partner agents in France, Sextant France provides the complete property package.

Featured Article: "JM LE MEUR IMMOBILIERE" - OFFERING A COMPLETE BI-LINGUAL PROPERTY SERVICE IN BRITTANY

JM Le Meur Immobiliere has been operating in Brittany since 2005. Originally set up by a Frenchman, Jean-Marie Le Meur, the agency quickly attracted Englishman Doug Sealy, who joined a month later. Pooling their talents and experience, Jean-Marie and Doug are able to offer a complete and bi-lingual service to clients looking to buy or sell property in central Brittany.

Looking for all the other articles about French property sales? Use the following link: French Property Sales



HELP!

These articles show you how to find your way around our site, to help you to find that French property of your dreams.

Featured Article: HOW TO USE THE FRENCH PROPERTY MAP PAGES

A guide to help you get the most out of our Map pages.

Featured Article: HOW TO GET FRENCH CHARACTERS ON YOUR ENGLISH UK OR USA KEYBOARD

Find out how to type French accents and French characters using a British or American keyboard.

Looking for the other Help articles? Use the following link: Help

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