Discovering Megeve On A Skiing Weekend

A ski weekend in Megeve is certainly memorable; expect picturesque scenery, extensive skiing and some superb mountain restaurants. There are three main ski areas; Mont D’arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, which collectively offer 445 km of pistes and are served by 111 lifts.

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Know About The Planning Permission Process In France

As a general rule, formal authorisation is required for all new construction works, and works to existing buildings where the works either increase the external surface area, or create new surface levels. Consent is also required for certain alterations and change of use.

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How To Secure Your French Home?

Although many of us have a perception that the idyllic rural locations where French homes are located are virtually crime-free, this is a mistaken perception that may cost you dear if you don’t take precautions.

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The Provence Tradition for Christmas Santons

Provençal Christmas traditions are rooted in both charming local customs and historical religious rituals. During this festive season, called Calendale, villages throughout Provence host Christmas Markets, Santons Fairs, Lighting Festivals and Tours of Nativity Scenes, leading up to Le Gros Souper on Christmas Eve and Les Treize desserts following Midnight Mass.

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How to Create Your B&B or Gite Business in France

In the past twenty years or so, thousands of people from Britain, the Netherlands, and many other countries – even Australia or the USA – have taken the plunge, and moved to France – for retirement, early retirement or to find a slower pace of life in a rural area.

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Spending A Weekend In Dijon

Dijon, the capital of the bountiful Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France, has an abundance of historic landmarks and cultural attractions, as well as its exceptional gastronomy. With so much to see, this guide will help you make the best of a short break to this flourishing city, one of the best-kept travel secrets in France.

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Things To Do In France In November

Though the days are shorter and there’s a tinge of winter in the air, France events in November will be gathering steam. It may be chilly but you can bundle up and enjoy a thrilling day trip to Champagne, Loire Valley or even Mont Saint Michel.

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What is a Sextant?

Everyone knows Sextant Properties but do you know what a sextant is?

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Things To Do On A Weekend In Lille

Lille is very colourful, welcoming and dynamic. It’s a far cry from the grey and rainy clichés of the Nord Pas de Calais region. The city is nestled close to the Belgium border and is the main city in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, which like Lille does not really have a reputation for pulling in the […]

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Activities You Can Do In Paris In September

After the summer holidays Parisians gear up for a variety of cultural and festive outings. September is a great time to visit the French capital and enjoy the pleasant autumn weather. Autumn brings a host of vibrant events to match the spectacular array of colour on trees.

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