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Sharing France with you

Every week you'll find new stories, local and national events, comments, recipes and advice on this page. Click on the Archive button to see previous posts full of interesting information and links.

Travelling to France after Brexit

Callum Holmes // Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Now that the UK has left the EU we have a clearer understanding of what the new rules look like for Brits in France. The situation is still unfolding to some degree so the new legislation is likely to be refined over time.

This is part of a short series of post-Brexit blogs that we hope will provide some clarity on the most frequently asked about topics.

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Moving to France after Brexit: what has changed?

Callum Holmes // Friday, 15 January 2021

As of 1st January, the UK left the EU. This isn’t news to anyone but what might be news, and what is still unfolding to some degree, is what happens next. France Property Guides have put together a useful overview for Brits planning a move to France. It's a worthwhile read if you're looking for some clarity:

The UK no longer being in the European Union raises plenty of questions for those British people planning on moving to France after Brexit. They now have the same rules as those of other ‘third country nations’, like Americans. Or do they? The UK is, after all, just 22 miles away and connected by a tunnel, not 3,000 miles!

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Monségur office has moved!

Julie Savill // Monday, 11 January 2021

We’ve moved…

…just across the square from the old building!
We’ve been in Monségur for 12 years - we love it and we’re here to stay. 
Beaux Villages Immobilier has been busy creating lovely new offices for our admin and local sales team which are open by appointment to you, our buyers and sellers.
Our new address for any correspondence is 
Beaux Villages Immobilier, 3 Rue Robert Descornes, 33580 Monségur
To book an appointment with your local Property Consultant:
Call: 08 05 69 23 23
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As the town where Beaux Villages first started, Monségur has a special place in our hearts and we are delighted to have found our new home here. 
We have registered clients also wanting a new home in the area, we’d love to hear from you.

Celebrating Epiphany in France

Callum Holmes // Wednesday, 06 January 2021

In France the festive season officially comes to a close with Epiphany on the 6th January. Historically it was a Christian feast day to celebrate the arrival of the three wise men to baby Jesus, and one tradition is for families to hide the wise men figures from their nativity sets in the run-up, so that they can be replaced next to Jesus’ crib on the day. 

Epiphany hasn’t been a national holiday in France since 1971, but it’s still widely marked with the eating of Galette des Rois which translates as ‘cake of the kings’. You’ll see these stocked in almost every French supermarket and they consist of basic puff pastry filled with frangipane cream. What makes these cakes special is that a small ceramic figurine or charm is hidden inside.

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Christmas in France

Callum Holmes // Thursday, 24 December 2020

To the delight of many Brits who move to France, the endless razzle-dazzle and commerciality seen in the UK hasn’t yet permeated every aspect of the festivities here - that isn’t to say the French don’t usually have a big celebration and plenty of good food!

Obviously Christmas will be lower key for everyone this year due to the pandemic, but even in normal years, Christmas in France tends to be a more relaxed affair, about quality time rather than excess.

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The migration of the cranes: where to catch a glimpse!

Callum Holmes // Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Witnessing the migration of the cranes is one of the joys of living in France. Each year you can see them gliding through the sky in huge and spectacular formations.

Their flight groups average between 40-250 birds.

A sight not to be missed!

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Let your inner author loose!  If you have an experience to share about moving to, living in or simply visiting France then we'd like to hear about it.  Write a maximum of 300 words, attach a photo and we'll publish the best here.

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