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The International Property Awards celebrates the highest levels of achievement by businesses from all sectors of the property and real estate industry. Notably, the awards are presented based on a scoring system, with the…
It's always great to receive feedback from satisfied buyers, this is especially true after a very long time searching for that dream historic property in France. This special property is a restored 19th century French chateau…
This month's article is about holidaying in France, when you already live in France! Where to go this year? What do the French do especially with a very hot summer? They take a long break, often discovering a new corner…
"RIB" is the abbreviation for Relevé d’Identité Bancaire, which means "Banking ID Details" in English. These details are necessary when you open a bank account with a French bank, and if you purchase…
This month's article is all about the famous UNESCO listing walled fortress city of Carcassonne in heart of Cathar Country in Occitanie. You may have heard Rick Stein talking about it on one of his TV series along the canal…
French succession law has a system of forced heirship whereby certain family members have a right to inherit part of your estate. This means that your children will automatically inherit a share of any part of your estate…
Moving abroad can be all sunshine (literally) and rainbows, exciting adventures and opening doors to new possibilities but such a move comes with big implications and a lot of information to take in along the way. There…
This month's article is light and funny, and possibly useful for those not trained in the art of dealing with those passionate 'brocantiers' and 'amateurs antiquaires' or to find a present for friend who's moving in a new…
Owners of horses now have to ensure that their animals have: pre-travel residency or isolation, blood tests and export health certificates (EHC) and customs declarations or carnets. British Equestrian has compiled a helpful…