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The aura of Michelin stars for restaurants

For a chef, a Michelin star is the equivalent of winning an Oscar if you are an actor or an actress. It is a the recognition of long and hard work. It takes months to produce a movie, it can take up this time to launch a restaurant extraordinaire.

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Menton, the worldwide capital of lemon

The popular resort on the French riviera is poised on the border with Italy. It is also just 4 miles away from Monaco. Being at the crossroads of regions, you can imagine that such a picturesque spot would be coveted by all parties involved, and it was.

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Mulhouse is the home of traditional carnival in France

Alsace has always been a dear region to Sextant. Not only it boasts beautiful landscapes and scenery, it is also home to lively folklore, a rich cuisine and vivid wines – what we appreciate above all is its joie de vivre. 

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French property market: the 2016 dynamics are still here

If you are considering acquiring a new home in France, 2016 was a very good year in terms of mortgage rates and prices. Now that we are well into 2017, obviously, the question that everybody is asking is whether those dynamics will linger in the new year.

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5 romantic destinations in France all year round!

Valentine’s day is around the corner, you will have noticed by the number of paraphernalia with love hearts in the shops! An excuse to get away for most couples too but beware of high prices that week. So why not visit a romantic destination at any other time of the year instead?

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4 presents that will really blow away your Valentine!

They say French is the language of Romance. Well, love is a universal feeling, maybe it is only due to the fact that there are so many expressions of love in France. The country is a top destination for tourism so possibly visitors who witnessed these just report back at home?

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Top 5 questions when considering home staging

Even if you hardly watch Channel 5, you will have heard of Ann Maurice. The American TV presenter brought home staging to the UK with the House Doctor programme. It was so popular that House Doctor has become a trademark and a profession now.

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Costs of property across 8 regions of France

So you’re thinking of owning a property in France? Whether this is for your own leisure or for investment, timing is on your side. It has never been so affordable to buy, interest rates fluctuate around 2.1% for a 19 year mortgage according to a recent European study.

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French innovation in transportation paves the way for closer holidays

Even if you are remotely interested with gadgets and the way that technology can enhance our daily lives, you will have heard of the CES at Las Vegas. It is a great combination: exuberant city, exuberant tech! Tech for a better world though. France is a guest of honor in 2017 with 178 start-ups presenting […]

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The impact of driverless cars for holiday homes in France

The first part of the title sounds futuristic doesn’t it? The second part not so much so, at least if you have to travel within France with an autonomous car. Back in 1907, when Henry Ford launched the chain production of his mythical T Model, he expected success. He got a landslide. The car was […]

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