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.
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.
Top place among legendary ski destinations goes to the Alps, the majestic mountain range that divides Europe in a curving line from Austria to France. Some of the most iconic and top-rated ski resorts in the world lie on the north-facing slopes of these peaks, in the French Savoie. The Pyrenees and other mountains in […]
Visit France in January and you’ll find half the country celebrating the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered mountainous Alps and the other half it seems, enjoying the semi-annual sales. Jack Frost might be nipping at your fingers, but it’s a good time for bargains—on airfares, hotels, and package deals.
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.
Do you wonder what is going to be trendy and stylish for Christmas decors of 2018? When it comes to Christmas decoration the old saying – something new, something old… or in this case something vintage and something recycled is quite spot on.
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.
You must have surely witnessed or heard about the unparalleled beauty of France when it’s all sunny out there, but have you ever imagined how the country of arts and romance spreads its charm in the month of December? Well, the Christmas fervor is on and all the places in the country are lit with […]
Imaging and streaming technology have advanced to the point where video tours, floor plans, and other interactive exploratory tools are standard on most real estate websites. These technologies allow real estate agents exploring digital media to expand their client base without sacrificing firsthand experience and personal connection.
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.