Sextant French Property

My Sextant  -  Sign in  or  Register free today

UK: 020 7428 4910    France: 01 70 61 27 15



Finance French property Lifestyle Renovating in France Holidays in France Retiring to France

Slider by IWEBIX


French property sales close to early 2000s records

The National Association of Estate Agents (FNAIM) believes the record level of 800,000 sales has been exceeded in 2015. Buyers are certainly not waiting around to make the most of current property market conditions.


Top 6 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Paris

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!

Read more »


Top 5 places to spend Christmas in France

It’s the plus merveilleux time of the year, have you ever thought of spending it in the plus merveilleux country in the world? Here’s our list of the top places to spend Christmas in France, do let us know if you’re spending it anywhere exciting that hasn’t made our list!

Read more »


December Currency update

This week was always only ever going to be about the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision and subsequent statement which had been so long anticipated. Read more »


A fun “investor” game you can play during your Christmas holidays

We thought you will be interested during your Christmas holidays by playing this game which is very addictive. If you manage to buy the mansion you might be interested to build a BTL portfolio in the UK or in France!

black Friday 300

Black Friday sale! 10 investment properties in France with exceptional yields.

Black Friday falls on the day following the American holiday of Thanksgiving, when retailers offer promotional sales that give Boxing Day sales a good run for their money. An American import, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season since the early 2000s. The shopping bonanza was introduced to the UK in 2013 and has grown year on year, with estimates from Visa anticipating a record £1.9 billion worth of purchases on Friday.

Read more »

Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time!

It’s that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau day is just around the corner! When the clock strikes midnight on 19th November, this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau vintage will be uncorked, served and sold all over the world. Read more »

Happy Halloween!

Where can you celebrate Halloween in France this year?

Long established in Ireland, the UK and the US, it would be fair to say that Halloween is not quite as widely celebrated in France as abroad. However, change is afoot, albeit slowly, and each year more events crop up for young and old alike to celebrate the autumnal feast. We’ve made a round-up of some of the spookiest Halloween events happening all over France this year. Read more »


October currency update

The euro started the week with a slight advantage over the weakened US dollar following the previous Friday’s disappointing non-farm payrolls release which saw 142,000 jobs created during September versus an expectation of 200,000 plus. With downwards revisions to earlier month’s data, it was clear the US dollar would not have it all its own way, although the euro too was not going to be in for a smooth ride over the week.