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Explore prehistory in a dazzling new setting

    The accidental discovery of the Lascaux cave in the Périgord region of southwest France can be credited to a dog named Robot. It was 77…

Lilies and lunch at Latour-Marliac

The name most people associate with water lilies is Claude Monet — not Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac. But Latour-Marliac's contribution to water lily cultivation is arguably more significant than the…

Wine, Wonderful Old Cars & Windmills

  There are a couple of events coming up in the next few weeks that l strongly recommend you try out. As a lover of wine, vintage…

The Good News

The good news: MLP lost (maybe Macron will do better job than Hollande, we'll have to wait and see), got the tax return off without any bloodshed…

Everybody's second sea ...

If, as Thomas Jefferson said, France is every person’s second country, then, by the same token, the Mediterranean is surely every person’s second sea.  And our recent…

Simply the best!

Last evening found us in the pretty, ancient fishing port of Mornac-Sur-Soudre, near to Royan, preparing to eat a most unusual meal called Eclade de Moule.  The…

Income tax reform news

French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, recently declared his intention to remove the 5.5% income tax rate. This is part of the Government’s policy of seeking to lower…

French real estate – Capital gains tax reform

To stimulate the French economy, the government is proposing to modify the capital gains legislation in regard to real estate. The expectation is that these measures will…

Travel...........

February's post was about Porto, a place accessible from Bordeaux airport. In March this year we embarked on our longest holiday ever, travelling with Virgin Atlantic from…

February holiday

Over recent years we have had the pleasure of finding new places for a few days holiday, within driving distance of South west France. Martel beyond Sarlat,…

Don’t become a slave to your watering can

  Even the French were starting to doubt that summer would ever arrive, but finally arrive it has. The sun is blazing and temperatures are in their…

Au Bord de la Source

At some point over the last couple of weeks, whilst I’ve had my head firmly buried in a mountain of work, the temperature has risen and the…

Congratulations to Elephant Haven for your land purchase!

ELEPHANT HAVEN HAS FINALISED THE PURCHASE OF THE LAND!! As of 25th of May, Elephant Haven is  the legal owner of the beautiful piece of land at Bussiere…

Sizzling Summer Coffee Morning & Table-top Sale, 33890 Pessac-sur-Dordogne.

How about a lovely day out this summer? You can do no better than joining us at our Sizzling Summer Coffee Morning & Table-top sale on 24th…

Buying and selling a vineyard in France

The particularities of purchases in the wine sector are not well known, especially to foreign investors. Let's take a quick insight into this sector that is so…

Trust in France - Part 3 "French wealth tax on trusts"

Trust in France Part 3 French wealth tax on trusts   Our first article of this « Trust-Trilogy » started out by stating that in 2011, France…

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