Choosing a French property with climate change in mind

After an unprecedented hot summer across much of Europe, there is no doubt that many of us are reviewing how and where we want to live in the future to deal with the sad reality of climate change. Raging wildfires, droughts, flooding, and dangerous high winds seem to be increasingly regular occurrences . . . → Read More: Choosing a French property with climate change in mind

Where to live in south-west France

The Ariège, the Haute Garonne and the southern Gers stretch south and west between Toulouse and the Pyrenees to make up one of the most enticing and enchanting regions in France. This is an area that really does have it all, from rich culture, history, natural wonders, stunning landscapes, mountains, lakes, rivers and valleys, . . . → Read More: Where to live in south-west France

Prices of property in rural France rising faster than Paris

Prices rise in the Pyrenees

Something strange is happening to property prices in France. For the first time in decades, it looks as if house prices in rural France are increasing and at a rapid rate, faster even than those of all France’s major cities including Paris. According to the annual review of . . . → Read More: Prices of property in rural France rising faster than Paris

Made in France

I recently watched a horrifying documentary on the clothes and fashion industry (The True Cost, Netflix) which should be obligatory watching for us all. Like many people in this part of France in terms of what we eat, I try to be very careful about buying locally grown, seasonal produce mainly from . . . → Read More: Made in France