Le Frog Blog - Advice & News for French Property Buyers

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 stands for Relevé d'Identité Bancaire , or in plain English, it's your banking ID details once you've opened an account with a French bank, which you will require when you buy a property in France. It's…
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…
Since January 2021 the UK officially left the EU meaning and it now enjoys “ third country status ”; this brings with it new rules and regulations, for people, their animals and when transporting horses to the…
This month the latest piece from Beth is about one of those special places often hidden away, where time stands still, inviting it's visitors to humbly explore and reflect for a moment... "According to legend, it began life…