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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.

Hello from the Sunny Pyrenees Orientales in the South of France

Caroline Oliver // Friday, 17 April 2020

The move from Dordogne has been made and I have been working down here since October.
It was a good, stress-free, move and I even got to use 2 different companies from clients who had 1. sold with Beaux Villages and 2. bought with Beaux Villages. Both had set up their own removal and storage companies in France and were very professional and cost efficient.
When you are relocating we have a list of good companies who can help you take the stress out of the "big move" from the UK to France or within France itself. (Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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A new take on essentials

Julie Savill // Sunday, 12 April 2020

We’ve been catching up with our team to find out how it is for them in various parts of France.

From one of our expert sales team on lock-down in the Tarn:

I'm just about to brave the shops - there have been (short) queues here and there and I thought maybe there would be fewer people at lunchtime!

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3 posts short of an electric fence!

Julie Savill // Thursday, 09 April 2020

We’ve been catching up with our team to find out how it is for them in various parts of France.

From one of our crack sales team in the Lot-et-Garonne:

I am still trying to work from home, finding properties and speaking to vendors and staying in touch with all parties for ongoing sales.

On a personal note my husband Paul returned just before the shut down and now the 14 day self isolation period is over with no ill effects.

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Life is a bowl of...strawberries

Julie Savill // Monday, 06 April 2020

We’ve been catching up with our team to find out how it is for them in various parts of France.

From one of our sales consultants in the Vienne:

From rushing around talking to vendors and arranging visits with buyers we now have time to tackle some of those jobs we never get to at home.

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How to create a video tour

Katherine O`Neill // Monday, 06 April 2020

With the current lockdown restrictions, we're getting creative and making sure our clients can remain connected with the dream. What better way than a clear, crisp video tour that can be viewed at any time, from anywhere? 

Our head of sales management, Tracey Hudson, stars in this very handy video to bring you the best tips and tricks for creating a quality video of your home. And yes, from your phone! No fancy camera equipment needed.

A big thanks to those vendors who have already sent us theirs.

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20 reasons why we'll all return to France when this is finally over

Anthony Peregrine // Friday, 03 April 2020

This can’t go on forever. Let’s pretend as much, anyway. What then? We’ll need to stretch our legs. Where? France, obviously. Why? It’s closer than anywhere else (bar Eire). Easier to get to. And it’s where we always go. We may think the French are perfidious, arrogant and oddly besotted with Johnny Hallyday, but we can’t stay out of their country. Britons make some 13 million visits there every year. We’re their number one customers. And we doubtless will be again when the virus finally b*****s off. Here are a few more reasons:

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