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How should I market my B&B or gîte so I get a quick ROI? (Part 2)

(continued…) 4. Market your business in France with a leaflet which can be displayed at the local office de tourisme – check out the size of their leaflet dispensers before you design it. Print double-sided and put lots of photos … Continue reading

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How should I market my Bed and Breakfast or gîte so I get a quick ROI? (Part 1)

Here are five top tips for marketing your Bed and Breakfast or gîte to get a quick return on your investment: A picture really is worth a thousand words, take photos of your property on a bright, sunny day; compose … Continue reading

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Tax Tips for UK residents moving to France

Don’t be tempted to run for the French hills and leave your tax bills behind you – the long arm of the taxman easily stretches across the channel. But don’t worry – with the ‘double imposition’ treaty in place between … Continue reading

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Investing in French Property?

If you’re considering buying a French property as an investment rather than somewhere to live then the maxim of ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ applies even more than usual. If you’re going to out-perform that disappointing pension fund you were … Continue reading

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Let the train take the strain!

Too old for a student Inter-Rail card but want to luxuriate in the experience of a lengthy railway trip throughout France? You are never too old for a France Railpass rover ticket , it is valid on all trains running … Continue reading

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Why should I buy property in France?

With different regions offering climates to suit everybody, outstanding natural beauty, world-famous food and wine, lower cost of living and a slower pace of life, France really does have it all. And you needn’t feel guitly about making the move, … Continue reading

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French Property is getting cheaper !

It’s official – it’s a buyers’ market! The average price of a property in France fell by 0.6% in November say the French estate agents’ association FNAIM. The fall is part of a slowing trend, while average property prices rose … Continue reading

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Why not get a job in France ?

You don’t have to wait until you win the lottery or retire in order to relocate permanenlty to France – you can pay your way just like any French person does by working in France. 2006 is the European Year … Continue reading

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