The Foreigner’s guide to French politics

Known as ‘The Fifth Republic’, the French political system is a mixed presidential/parliamentary system with a President who is head of state, sharing power with a Prime Minister who is the head of government. The French as a nation are very fond of politics so, if you plan to spend any time . . . → Read More: The Foreigner’s guide to French politics

Threat of Brexit helps boost French property market

If property sellers in France were concerned that the threat of Brexit might impact on the French property market, it turns out that they needn’t have worried at all. In fact, this year, agents here tell me that they are inundated with buyers from all over Europe but that the greatest majority . . . → Read More: Threat of Brexit helps boost French property market

What would leaving the EU mean for Britons with property in France?

Britain joined the European Union in 1973 and, since then, hundreds of thousands of Britons have chosen not merely to holiday in Europe but to buy property or make our homes here. Higher disposable incomes, more flexible working practices and cheaper travel have encouraged this trend but so indeed have successive European . . . → Read More: What would leaving the EU mean for Britons with property in France?