First for French Property Blog

Mar 132019
Flights Between France and the UK

If you are planning on buying property in France, but are still deciding whereabouts you’d like to live, the proximity of an international airport is bound to be an important factor. Not only might you want to travel between both countries, but so will your friends and family, and if you are planning on creating […]

Feb 192019
An Introduction To French Wines

Most of us love to drink French wines, but how much do we actually know about them? Here is an overview of some of the classic French wine-producing areas and their wines. With an estimated production of between seven and eight billion bottles a year, France is one of the world’s largest wine producers. The […]

Jan 152019
An Overview Of French Taxes

The French tax system is complicated and consistently being reformed, with several important changes being introduced in 2019. This guide aims to cover the main areas that will be applicable to expats, but as taxes change frequently and often significantly, please consult with a financial specialist before making any decisions. You are liable to pay […]

Nov 282018

Located on France’s eastern border, the Rhône-Alpes is named after the Rhône river and the Alps mountain range, and is made up of the following departments, clockwise from the north-west: Loire, Rhône, Ain, Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Isère, Drôme and Ardèche. This region is probably best known for its ski resorts, however, particularly in Savoie and Haute-Savoie, […]

Nov 212018
Tarn, Tarn et Garonne, Lot and Aveyron

These four rural departments make up the northern part of the Midi-Pyrénées region, in south-western France. Together they boast diverse and unspoilt scenery, vibrant medieval towns, fascinating caves and grottos, and some of France’s most beautiful and most visited villages and cities. Tarn Named after the river, Tarn enjoys varied and unspoilt scenery, and several […]

Aug 202018
The Biggest Expat Communities In France

If you are planning to move to France but fear being isolated and not speaking enough French to make new friends, you’ll probably want to choose an area that is already popular among other English and English-speaking expats. Statistics released earlier this year by INSEE, France’s national statistics agency, showed that there are some 160,000 […]