French Connections has been awarded first prize and the Gold Medal in the prestigious Expat Star Awards 2013, recognising the Top 10 Websites For Expats in France. Organized by MyCurrencyTransfer.com, the award recognises the fact that that we add the most real value for our users.
The aim of the awards is to celebrate the most original, content rich, inspiring, informational, educational and engaging websites in the expat community.
We are delighted to be recognised for the quality and depth of content on the French Connections site, as our aim is always to be useful to anyone living in France or dreaming of doing so.
It makes sense to us that before taking the plunge and relocating, it's helpful to browse information and this thinking has led to our regional Guides, our properties for sale and our expert advice on buying, selling and living in France.
Our own love and experience of France has meant that our service for running holiday lets starts with a wealth of really sound, practical advice articles posted on the site in the Owners Area. We also post on our Press page articles that we write for leading magazines, featuring advice on getting the most out of letting and telling the stories of our owners who live in France.
Our blogs bring alive the whole idea of la vie Francaise, telling vivid, entertaining stories from the front line by writers who know how to wryly observe and tell a fascinating tale. Through the blogs we also give inspiring ideas for places to visit and keep up with offers, news and events.
Our holiday property adverts are, of course, the core of the site and we work hard to ensure that our advertising packages offer an excellent deal with fantastic extras. By the way, the personal attention we give to support advertisers has led to our customer service receiving lots of plaudits recently.
More recent innovations on the website have been our 'region of the month' and the addition of Services pages – a valuable database of quality suppliers and services for everything from renovating a house in France to getting expert legal and financial advice and finding the best deals for currency exchange.
We’re really committed to keeping both owners and holidaymakers delighted when they visit French Connections, so enjoy the site while we enjoy our award!