Category Archives: Owning a house in France

Home ownership in France

Our French Home

Sometimes when I am lying awake at three in the morning and I have exhausted all the usual worries – work, money, old age, children – I start to worry about our house in Castelnaudary. Can we really justify the … Continue reading

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Septic systems and sewage treatment in France

From Craig McGinty at This French Life … Waste Water and Sewage Treatment in France Often you’ll buy a house in or near a small village that doesn’t have mains drainage or a municipal waste water system.  In theory all … Continue reading

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Wiring your house in France – in English

From Craig McGinty at This French Life – Electricity In Your French House – an English guide. If you’re planning to do some work on your house you’ll need this booklet.  You can order it from amazon and if you … Continue reading

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This May be the Ideal Time to Buy Property in France

By Elaine Youngs Just as in many other countries at the moment, the property market in France is fairly quiet. The exchange rate between the pound and the euro is the main culprit for those of us with English clients…. Continue reading

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Oz to Aude Renovation – part 5

Peter & Helen’s French Renovation episode 5 – by Peter Stubbings Well here we are back in Montlaur, well Helen is. I’m at the Toulouse airport waiting for a plane home and using the time to write this episode. I… Continue reading

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