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Bastille day: 7 facts you probably did not know about

Bastille day is to France what Independence day is to the United States of America. A nationwide commemoration behind what is arguably a key event if not THE key event in the history of both countries. Sextant Properties do not manage properties in North America yet so we will focus on France only this time. […]

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Oldest jazz festival in Europe kicking off this week

The French riviera is known around the world but connoisseurs, tend to call it what it is, the Côte d’Azur – just like the locals! The sheer sound of those words usually reflect sophistication and summertime bliss, even to those who have never visited this exquisite Mediterranean coast line.

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Tour de France

Most of France will be talking about football yesterday as their team managed a historic win against reigning champions Germany. For our part, we will be covering one of the greatest cycling races in the world, if not the greatest, Le Tour de France – with a coverage of some of our nicest properties along […]

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Fête de la Musique 2016

Each year, French people invade streets and places of cities and villages of France to listen freely professional or amateur musicians. Initiated in 1982 by Jack Lang, the former Minister of Culture, this popular event gathers millions of people everywhere in France and abroad.

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Guide to local festivals in Mayenne

The festivals that will take place in the department and to visit our seducing houses for sale!

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Saint-Ouen flea market: the new chic area of Paris

. Each year, no fewer than 5 million visitors walk around the stalls and covered boutiques of the Saint-Ouen flea market. This Aladdin’s cave of treasures attracts antique lovers who come to seek unique pieces that they can’t get anywhere else. Since opening in 1885, the Saint-Ouen flea market has grown to become one of […]

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Why is Antibes so popular among Brits?

Over the past two centuries, it’s as if British people have invaded the Côte d’Azur, creating a real parallel society. Probably to flee the rain and cold of Blighty, they particularly like the South of France. For many, the French Riviera is the perfect area to enjoy the sun and warmth of the beautiful country […]

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The countryside comes to Paris!

When you think of the French countryside, certain images may spring to mind: vast sunflower fields, rolling hills, fresh water springs, and the sight of grazing cows in the Limousin.

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Top 6 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Paris

Originally a Christian feast day, the 14th of February is the day to celebrate love.

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Mardi-Gras – Pancake Tuesday

Mardi-Gras, known as Fat Tuesday in French, marks the beginning of Lent. It is synonymous with carnivals, colours, masks, confetti and parties! Discover our Top 7 places to go in France to celebrate it!

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