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Property in France, trends rising unexpectedly

Based on recent statistics from real estate agents in France, property has been a huge market during the first quarter of 2017. Unexpectedly so because this time of the year is usually quiet. Any professional would concur with this so what happened? Well, as we see it, it is a combination of factors that contributed […]

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12 hysterical translations from English to French

If you are into travelling and all that it entails, this article is for you! Wait, what does travelling entail? Well, you know…exploring new horizons, meeting locals, discovering a new culture, trying new food and…getting lost in translation. That last item probably is the funniest part!

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Top 6 regions for a villa in Southern France

The South of France has inspired numerous artists, one of the most famous ones probably is Van Gogh. The Dutch painter produced numerous masterpieces there and managed to capture its essence! But there is more to the South than Provence. The whole southern part of France is very picturesque with variety of scenery, culture and […]

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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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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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