First for French Property Blog

Jan 092020
 
Escape To The Château  – Why Not?

For six seasons now, viewers have been charmed by the Channel 4 programme Escape to the Château, which follows the adventures of Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree as they restore a fairytale 19th century château in Martigne-sur-Mayenne, in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of north-western France. Formerly a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army, Dick Strawbridge is […]

Dec 042019
 
France's Veggie-lution

World-renowned for its fine cuisine of rare steaks, hearty chicken casseroles, creamy sauces and rich desserts, France used to be a tricky destination for vegetarians, and with its seemingly endless varieties of cheese, even more so for vegans. But for anyone who’s discounted moving to France on the grounds of its animal-based cuisine, there’s good […]

Sep 132019
 
Micro Climates In France

If you are planning on buying your dream home in France and living in it for much of the year, the weather is probably going to play an important part in your decision. Due to France’s greatly varied geography, with its coastlines, mountain ranges and low-lying areas, the climate and weather conditions vary significantly throughout […]

Sep 052019
 
Road Tripping in France

The Hexagon, as the French fondly refer to their country, is a wonderful place for touring, with many diverse regions and landscapes, stunning rivers and lakes, beautiful villages, and, of course, wonderful vineyards. If you’re thinking of buying property in France, the best way to get to know it is simply to get in your […]

May 192019
 
Water Parks In France

If you are planning to buy a holiday home in France or even set up a gite or holiday rental business, but haven’t yet decided on the location, it’s worth considering an area where there is plenty to do for families – and what better attraction for all the family than a water park? There […]

Apr 292019
 
French School System

The French School System – An Overview If you are planning to move to France and have children, their schooling and education is clearly going to play an important part in where you decide to live. Most large cities have fee-paying international schools, which offer education in English, French and other languages, but if this […]