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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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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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Le Corbusier – property designed by the famous architect at Sextant

Ever heard of the architect Le Corbusier? If yes, it’s time to brush-up on your knowledge! If not, never fear, it’s never too late to learn about this leading figure of 20th century French architecture, urbanism and design.

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier

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Halloween trick-or-treats: French property!

“That’s good luck for you for the whole year!” were my Grandma’s words when I almost broke my teeth biting into a silver coin hidden in her freshly backed Barmbrack on Halloween in Ireland when I was 8. Thankfully my teeth lived to tell the tale and, as far as I can remember, it was a great year.

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European Court – Update on Social Charges on Sale of French Property

It seems very likely the European Court will make its final decision about France’s Social Charges for non residents shortly (before end 2014). This should open the way for UK and other non-French sellers resident in the EU to claim back the social charge from the French FISC (tax office).

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The Orne department: Inside secrets of the “horse country”

Perhaps you’ve dreamt of being a horse whisperer like Robert Redford’s character in the eponymous film… In any case, horses are surely some of the most beautiful animals you’ll see in a French field! But you don’t need to be a farmer or be specialised in animal livestock to cope with starting up a horse-related business.

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Sextant makes its debut on the small screen!

Sextant Properties is coming to a screen near you! Two of our properties in the Poitou-Charentes region appeared in a recent episode of the popular Channel 4 series A Place In The Sun. With the help of presenter Sara Damergi, the Place In The Sun team and our very own superstar agent

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Why now really is the right time to buy your French Home?

Do you have the dream to buy a stone house in the French countryside or a modern villa on the French Riviera? This is the right time to buy in French property: prices having fallen everywhere in France.
We have updated our property price guides on Sextant’s website using the latest data from the French notaire database (equivalent to the Land registry in the UK).
Overall prices of resale houses have slightly decreased over the past 3 years (there was a peak in 2008 and 2011). At the moment prices are still 10% below the previous peak. By comparison to the UK where prices are already above 2008 peaks, i.e. 6.71% in Wales, 3.58% in Scotland and last but not least +32.44% in Greater London (according to Zoopla data). If you own a house in London you are most likely to be a millionaire so why not scale down in the UK and buy a buy a good value property in France? Click here to see the prices trends by region

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