First for French Property Blog

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
 
Rhône-Alpes

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 […]

Jul 302018
 
Luberon in Provence

Provence is a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and the Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort […]

Jun 182018
 
Buying A House In France

Are you dreaming of buying a home in France but wondering about how to go about it? This guide will see you through the whole process, from choosing your new home to owning it. Immobiliers It is well worth using an Immobilier, or estate agent, who speaks English and has experience dealing with foreign buyers […]