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  • 'Perfect conditions' for buying in France

    The French Property Exhibition takes place at Olympia, London, on 18-20 September. Among its organisers are our friends at French Property News magazine, where you can see major features every month about French Connections properties and owners.

    Are you dreaming of buying in France? The organisers point out that now could be the ideal time to make the dream a reality. A weak euro combined with the low mortgage rates that are still available in France has contributed to the creation of ‘perfect conditions’ for buying a property across the Channel. The euro exchange rate recently hit a seven-year high, while French mortgage rates have dropped to new all-time lows.

    The exhibition brings together estate agents and experts from the legal, financial, currency exchange and removals worlds, with informative seminars on tax, pensions, the buying process and much more.

    But you don’t have to wait until then to start your research and property hunting – our Property for Sale pages where you can search for an abundance of properties for sale across France for all budgets and browse fantastic guides full of useful advice for buyers and sellers.

  • France comes to London at the France Show, 29th January

    This year’s France Show is being held from 29th to 31st January at the Olympia exhibition centre in London. If you’re yearning for all things French, then get your fix here!

    The show aims to bring the best of France together under one roof, with food, wine, property, holiday ideas,  entertainment and shopping. There’s a great French market with authentic stalls selling cheese, bread, delectable patisserie and other delights - and the bonus of a nice chat with the French producers and vendors.

    The cookery theatre is always popular, with demonstrations from top chefs, as are the tutored wine tastings. I took part in one last year and learned a lot about flavour and that fascinating concept of terroir. You can also brush up French language skills, play pétanque and enjoy a lively performance of the can-can!

    Various French regions are represented to inspire new holiday destinations, with locals who know all about what to see and do in their area. The France Show also hosts the largest French property exhibition in the UK. Use the link below to buy tickets.

    Organisers of the France Show are the publishers of Living France and French Property News magazines, where you can see major features about our owners, accommodation and properties for sale every month.

  • The 2015 France Show - next weekend at London Olympia!

    If, like us, you love France, the France Show is a great opportunity to dive in and get a fix of all things French. Described as the UK's biggest celebration of France, the show moves this year to London Olympia and runs from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th January 2015. Buy discounted advance tickets at franceshow.com

    The show aims to bring together the best of France under one roof, so you’ll find authentic food to stock up on in the French market and, of course, plenty of wine. Last year I learned so much about vintage, terroir and bouquet by taking part in a small tasting and seminar on a wine importer’s stand – fun and informative.

    If you’re looking to buy, there’s a large property section with expert advice and, for holidaymakers, information about the regions. You can sit down and enjoy cookery demonstrations, the language theatre and seminars or play a game of pétanque and even watch a lively can-can.

    All visitors receive a goodie bag which contains the January issue of French Property News magazine. As you read it, check out the article by our very own Glynis Shaw highlighting some inspiring properties for sale through French Connections. Could one of them be your dream home and/or holiday rental in France?