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More price reductions expected for the French housing market

According to professionals, this year’s old dwelling prices in France should continue to slowly reduce, after three consecutive years of decrease. The reduction in property prices is definitely an ongoing phenomenon throughout the French territory.

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An Aladdin’s Cave Of Hidden Treasures – In Western France!

Forgotten for 50 years, a rusting collection of 60 classic cars has been rediscovered by car specialists Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff of Artcurial Motorcars. Left untouched, languishing in numerous makeshift shelters, lean-tos, garages and various outbuildings on a farm in western France, some of the cars are in very sorry states indeed.

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New Year, New Start, New You?

Get in shape, save more money, live for the moment a little more, spend more time with family… It feels like only yesterday I was writing my New Year‘s resolutions for 2014, yet, here we are at the end of 2014, and what have I done? If I’m truly honest, not a great deal apart from perhaps successively break most of my New Year’s resolutions, but I’m hopeful, as ever, that 2015 may be the time I finally embark on some real changes for good. If 2015 is the year that you’ve finally decided to leave the daily grind and live your dream in France, we may have a ready-made option well worth having a look at.

If 2015 is the year that you’ve finally decided to live your dream in France, we may have a ready-made option well worth having a look at.

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Posted on December 19th, 2014 | Permanent link | 2 Comments »
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Ski Like The French: Elegantly, Gracefully And With Style

Snow has finally arrived in the French Alps! While the slopes were originally due to open on 20th December, many ski stations were able to open a week earlier than expected. Thanks to wonderful weather conditions, twenty stations were able to open on Saturday 13th December. Snow also hit the Pyrenees; Font Romeu Les Angles opened 10 pistes and Cauterets opened 8. Cross-country skiers will be pleased to learn that all 25km of slopes are open in the Savoie Grand Revard ski area, as are a selection of the Lac Blanc slopes.

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Inside secrets of the warming village of Châtel during Winter

France can be a truly magical place to spend time in winter. It is an incredibly diverse country – each region has developed its own distinct cultural character and heritage, making for a rich and varied collection of Christmas traditions. France lends itself especially well to Christmas – the mountain landscapes of the Alpine regions, such as Châtel, are blanketed by a thick covering of sparkling snow throughout the autumn and winter, and cosy wooden chalets lit by strings of fairy lights with the tantalising scent of mulled wine and raclette in the air are evocative of the festive season.

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December currency update

The story in October was similar to the previous month’s, at least as far as the euro, the pound and the US dollar were concerned.  The dollar led the way, strengthening by a cent and a half against sterling and the euro and the pound added half a euro cent.

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Languedoc Roussillon: focus on 2 unusual towns

It’s time to discover the French region Languedoc Roussillon and to focus on Uzès and Argelès

Languedoc Roussillon is bounded to the east by Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur and Rhone-Alpes, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the north by Auvergne, and to the west by Midi-Pyrenees. From the Camargue to the Côte Vermeille

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The ski season has already started!

Since October 4th you can enjoy the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes ski station but from November 21th more and more ski station will be opened!

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At last, some good news: new French tax rises…

It cannot be denied that French President, François Hollande, is prone to a few gaffes, not unlike our own centre-left Prime Ministerial hopeful, Ed Miliband. Most recent faux pas: in a televised interview last week, François Hollande pledged that he would not raise taxes for the remaining two and a half years of his Presidential term, so far, so good

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Posted on November 14th, 2014 | Permanent link | 3 Comments »
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The Route du Rhum race is back!

After 4 long years, the famous Route du Rhum race is back in Saint Malo! The 10th edition of the competition will start at 2pm on the 2nd November. The objective: to sail solo from Metropolitan France to the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe within the allocated time.

The single-handed sea race will gather nearly 100 men and women ready to depart from Brittany

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