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Convert to Euro Metric System & FahrenheitOnce you start house hunting in France, you soon realise there's a whole new range of words, property types, legal terms, French terminology and metric based measurements to get accustomed to. Some people find this to be a steep learning curve and that is the reason we came up with this simple but innovative tool to help you get around the basics of converting distances and areas. You're welcome!
Sizing the rooms of your future property in France (or in Europe) can be a little confusing with the metric system, trying to convert m2 or sqm into sq.ft isn't always straight forward. For outdoor space and land areas things get more complicated as most descriptions will be mentioning with hectares, rarely acres.
The hectare (often abbreviated ha) is a non-metric unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides or 10,000 m2. The ha is used in the measurement of land with large acreage. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres in the British Imperial System.
Calculating distances to shops, airports, beaches, train stations, golf courses, etc can also be a challenge when try to convert from the metric system if you are not used to it.
The meter is called the basic unit because all other units to measure distance in the metric system are based on the meter. One meter is about the same length of one yard, a little longer. 1 kilometre is 1000 metres and 0.6214 miles, while one mile is 1.60 kilometres. Click here to use our tool and convert imperial or metric measurements.
How to calculate temperatures of your favorite French region, the sea, your swimming pool, etc? Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion is possibly one of the most confusing conversion there is.
The good news is there's a simple °C to °F conversion – just double the °C figure and add 30. This should provide a fairly reasonable indication for weather temperatures or can check our converter for a more precise reading. Remember you can always check the French weather forecast from your member area.
Converting Currency to Euros
Last but not least for converting currency to euros and other currencies, we recommend our currency partners at Foremost. They are expert fx specialists that can assist securing the best euro, dollar or sterling rates to purchase your property overseas or for business purposes.
We hope this is useful, for more information check our comprehensive buying guide and do hesitate to register to tell us about your plans and requirements.