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Struggling with French Tax Declarations?  Let French Tax Online Help You

Struggling with French Tax Declarations? Let French Tax Online Help You

1st for French Property are delighted to have partnered with French Tax Online, a Certified Chartered Accountancy firm based in Marseilles, whose bilingual team is dedicated to providing a full accounting, taxation and company management service, in particular aimed at international clients who have assets in France, or who are planning to do so. Whether […]

Living In The Dordogne

Living In The Dordogne

Of all of France, the one area the British have a special affection for is the Dordogne, thanks to its quintessential French lifestyle, with beautiful rolling countryside, great sense of history and heritage, beautiful villages and excellent food. Formerly known as Perigord, Dordogne is made up of four distinct areas. To the north lies the […]

National Parks of France

National Parks of France

National parks are a great source of pride among the French, with millions visiting them every year for their holidays. This makes them ideal locations for anyone thinking about setting up a gite or holiday rental business, or, of course, for anyone who just loves to be out in nature. So what is a national […]

The Best Walks and Hikes in France

The Best Walks and Hikes in France

Following all the recent confinements and travel restrictions, many have taken up walking for the benefits of fresh air, healthy exercise and the chance to admire some wonderful scenery. With such amazing diversity of landscapes, it’s little wonder that France is fantastic for walking, with thousands of kilometres of well-maintained and signposted trails suited to […]

France 2021 – Reasons To Be Cheerful

France 2021 – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Let’s face it, 2020 was a bad year for everyone, with cancelled holidays, visits and get-togethers, when life in general seemed to be on hold. With the roll-out of vaccines, we can all hope that 2021 will be a big improvement – especially if you are considering visiting France, or buying your dream holiday home […]

Say Cheese! - A Guide To French Cheese

Say Cheese! – A Guide To French Cheese

One of the many things we associate with France, along with wine, has to be cheese. With no fewer than 650,000 dairy farms throughout France, and a whopping 20 kg of cheese consumed per capita, per year, the French really do take their cheese seriously. As President Charles de Gaulle famously said in 1962, ‘How […]

Hunting  in France: La Chasse

Hunting in France: La Chasse

Whether you like it or not, hunting, or La Chasse, is a popular and much-valued way of French life, with over 1.5 million holding a hunting licence, and an estimated 37,000 new licences issued each year. So what are the general rules about hunting, and how do you go about getting a licence? We’ll also […]