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  • French Connections in Destination France magazine (CMigrator copy 1)

    Advice for property owners from Glynis Shaw of French Connections, along with two specific holiday properties, are featured in an article in the Summer edition of glossy magazine Destination France.

    The article, in the Savoir-Faire advice section of the magazine, is called Home Truths and gives tips on how to maximise income from a holiday home. Glynis gives creative hints on the use of photographs and video and also passes on really practical advice, like test-driving your property before the first guests arrive.

    Glynis also has the last word in the feature, with recommendations on creating a guest book, asking for feedback and generating repeat bookings.

    French Connections properties featured are Domaine du Crestet in Provence and the Old Salt House in Brittany.

    The magazine also has a wealth of beautifully illustrated features about visiting France, including the Loire Valley, the Minervois, walking the dog around Mont Blanc and island magic on the Ile d'Oleron.

  • Living France magazine publishes our top tips for owners of holiday lets

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    The September issue of Living France magazine features a two-page expert advice article from French Connections, drawing on our expertise and services for property owners who want to run successful holiday lets.

    If you own a property in France and offer holiday lets to guests – or are thinking of doing so – do make the most of our top tips for successful strategies. They’re based on years of experience with online advertisers and holidaymakers and are designed to help you promote your property and get more bookings.

    Topics covered in the advice article include:

    How to set the right rental rate and keep your pricing policy simple and clear

    - Deciding on your Unique Selling Point, which will help clarify the market you are aiming at
    - Tips on displaying great photographs and writing a compelling property description
    - Facilities that a property needs to offer for maximum guest appeal
    - How to maintain your property
    - Using the internet and investing in advertising
    - Being responsive to enquiries and communicating well with guests

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    The article is featured on the cover of the magazine, with the title 'Make Yourself at Home'. You can read the article in the September issue of Living France magazine, both the published and digital issues, available at W H Smith, online and by subscription. There is a link on our Press page, where you can also browse a host of other articlesof interest to owners.

  • New! Our fantastic special offers for owners and big promotional campaigns

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    We’re excited to be offering owners a choice of fantastic offers when you list your holiday let with French Connections. Either choose 6 months free advertising or our 100% money back guarantee if no bookings are received. And there’s no commission or hidden fees, just clear and transparent pricing.

    During the last twelve months we’ve helped thousands of French property owners reach hundreds of thousands of holiday makers - and received over 2 million property views.

    We have over 25 years’ experience in the French property holiday rental business. Our loyal and growing database of over 100,000 holidaymakers already receive regular newsletters and promotions.

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    Now we have committed to substantially increasing our advertising. This means an increase in our investment in promoting your properties to holidaymakers. We are using highly targeted campaigns on social media and are placing adverts – along with quality editorial coverage – in The Good Life France, French Property News and France Today.

    We will also be exhibiting at the France Show in London in January – more news about that soon.
    You can re-list your property or sign-up your new property in less than 5 minutes and enjoy immediate access to our growing number of holidaymakers.

    Our team is always on hand to provide help and answers to any questions you may have. Please feel free to get in touch with Izzy or Laura on +44 (0) 1580 819303. You can also use the live chat within your owners login section between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    More information in our Advertise with Us pages

  • Owners: 20% summer discount for new rental listings

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    Own a holiday rental in France? You still have time to grab our great summer 20% discount offer and start getting your property noticed online.
    The offer is open to new advertisers listing on the French Connections site and applies to both our Classic and Professional packages. Both are fixed cost advertising with no commission charges, so you keep all your earnings.

    Adverts are easy to compile, as we put you in control of your pages. And optional upgrades mean you can display extra photographs, host video tours, run special offers and feature in promotions.

    We specialise in France so you’ll also have the back-up of our great customer service and personal support, including native French speakers, and our active programme of promoting our owners in the Press. We get regular coverage for our advertisers in French Property News, Living France and The Good Life France.

    So, if you’re thinking of letting your French property for the first time or looking to get more bookings, start at the link below now.
    http://www.frenchconnections.co.uk/advertise

  • Read our top tips on skills owners need at The Good Life France

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    The Good Life France website and digital magazine are a great resource for ‘everything you need to know about France’. The emphasis is on quality content, so we’re delighted that right now the site is featuring advice from French Connections as the editor's pick of the week. It’s on a topic of interest to owners and holidaymakers – the top skills needed for running a successful holiday let.

    Our article has prominent position on the Home page of the site and also promotes our holiday lets and their owners with stunning photos that link to the specific properties they show. This is all part of our publicity drive to support our owners and help to get them noticed. The photo above shows Kath and Dave Vowles and their dogs at their pet friendly farmhouse and gites in Ariege, south west France

    We all know the difference it makes to a holiday when the accommodation owner is helpful, friendly and efficient. That feeling of a smiling swan gliding on the surface, yet paddling like mad unseen. So what are our tips about the skills that owners need? Well, they range widely from language to business, from people skills to property maintenance.

    Whether you’re new to the business of letting or an experienced old hand, you’ll find food for thought in this article – and maybe you have something to add about the skills that you find important. Read our article ‘The top six skills that gite owners need’.

  • The French Property Exhibition at Wetherby, Yorkshire

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    The French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse is back for 2016 on the 13th-14th May, from 10am to 5pm. If you live in Northern England or Scotland and have always dreamt of owning a property in France, this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out more!

    The exhibition will feature:

     A wide range of French properties for sale to suit all budgets
     Legal and financial advisors
     Removal companies
     An informative seminar programme
     Free admission
     A café/bar

    French Property Exhibitions are the largest, most informative property events in the UK and a must for any potential French home buyer; they bring together estate agents, developers, solicitors, banks and other professionals covering just about every aspect of buying your property in France. Our photo shows the typically French small town of St Antonin Noble Val, but whichever location has taken your fancy - and suits your budget - you're sure to get a taste of the market and may even find a suitable property.

    The exhibition is organised by French Property News, the leading French property publication which regularly publishes advice and information features from French Connections.

    Register at the exhibition website for free entry and to see more information.