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6 things to do on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day was born during ancient times. Originally a Christian feast day, the 14th of February is the day to celebrate love. In France, it is estimated that around 60% of the population celebrate this day every year.


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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What to do in France for the 15th of August?

The 15th of August is a bank holiday in France, celebrating the Assumption of Mary to heaven. On this occasion, many museums and shops will be closed. It does not means you will find yourself with nothing to do, have a look at all the activities organised and plan your day!


Top 10 swimming pools in France

Here is our summer selection of the top 10 best swimming pool properties for sale at Sextant: Read more »

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How to celebrate Easter in France?

Easter is a particularly enjoyable day in France. Even if Easter is similar in France than in other Christian countries, it still has its own traditions. France has a strong catholic history and celebrates Easter with great enthusiasm. This religious holiday is also synonym of a traditional gathering for families. Find out how French people enjoy Easter!


Half-timbered houses in France

Half-timbered houses, part of the French historic heritage, can be found in several regions through out France. One may ask oneself though, how and why were these houses built? Read through this article to solve the half-timbered houses enigma…


Parisian brasseries, mais oui!

Wanna make a bet? If I say one word I can guarantee that hundreds of clichéd images will instantly cloud your head. That word is Paris.


Discovering Châtel: a ski resort for everyone

Châtel is a family ski domain also called Les Portes du Soleil, It is a welcoming medium size family resort where you can enjoy the skiable domain, the local flavors and its character chalets which represent the remnants of the past and the soul of the village.


Corsica and Great Britain, let’s continue writing the history…

Corsica is a paradise for nature lovers. Scuba diving, hiking, tourism, relaxing are among the main activities there. All of these features make Corsica the perfect place to enjoy life.


Is it possible not to have a cooling off period when buying a property in France?

The case: A couple wants to buy a holiday home in France via a specially set-up SCI company (Ltd equivalent in the UK). The estate agent warns them that in that case, they would lose all withdrawal rights. Is it true?