France (International, IT)
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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Avenue du President Kennedy16th DistrictParis, France, 75016    This magnificent property is located in Paris' 16th district - a two story, 8 bedroom/10 bathroom penthouse that overlooks the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower. Rooftop is accessible with a sauna, spa, gym and breahtaking views. A gourmet kitchen and huge dining area allow for ample entertainment opportunities. Click here for additional images and information.    
By Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents
(TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France)
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Best Summer Festivals in France 2013 Our choice of the best summer festivals throughout France this year to suit all ages, tastes and budgets.   Southern France Aude, Carcassonne: Festival de Carcassonne, 19th June to 4th August - One of the biggest annual cultural events in France, with over 100 performances, many of which are free or with reduced rates for certain groups of persons. Very eclectic range, with opera, dance, circus, theatre, classical and modern music. Artists include Artic Monkeys, The Smashing Pumpkins, George Clinton, Patti Smith, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Patrick Bruel, Jane Birkin, Ky-Mani Marley, 1995, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, amongst many other acts and performances. Vaucluse, Avignon: Festival d’Avignon, ...
By Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents
(TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France)
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Knowledge and Passion about houses for sale in France Knowledge and Passion, our "Maître-Môt" that lays the foundation for our agency working throughout France. A well trained and passionate team, based in the most searched for regions of France, is ready to answer your questions.   Knowledge and Passion and International marketing - homes for sale in France, our passion. We have an international clientele, and we reach out through them through all sorts of media. This is a page wide add in one of the leading magazines in Holland and Belgium (hence the text in Dutch). So also sellers are aware that we are influential in the niche-market of foreign buyers and sellers in France. Click here to see our listings :    
By Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents
(TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France)
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Summer Project in France : A New Fence Summer is an ideal time to tackle outdoor renovation projects. From driveway paving to sidewalk repair, the fair weather can be an ideal time to not only enjoy the outdoors, but take some time to improve the curb appeal and value of your home. One common outdoor project? A new fence. Whether you're looking to install a decorative wooden garden fence, a chain link border for your pets, or a substantial privacy fence, there are some things you'll want to keep in mind before you begin: 1. A permit may be required for fence construction. These may be issued by your mairie, depending on where you live and subject to planning regulations like POS, PLU, PNOS, NATURA2000 - Oh yes we love our abbreviations on France. Especially when you live in hamlets or v...
By Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents
(TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France)
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Leaf Prints from Rusty Nails           Leaf Prints from Rusty Nails – new creativity from Normandy, France.   These leaf prints are really detailed and fairly easy to do, but you do have to wait a week for the rusty nails to react with the vinegar.   I actually read about this in a childrens magazine in a waiting room with my son and it must have been three or four weeks between reading and trying.  So I was really pleased when it worked so well as it meant not only my French stood the test but my too.   I am not sure everyone has a bucket of rusty nails outside their back door, but we do!  This is because here in Normandy we use a wood burner as a main form of heating.  We mainly burn wood from which has been recovered from fallen down properties and off cuts from my husbands work and ...
By Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents
(TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France)
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Managing visits from friends and family - Especially when you have moved to France. Within mere minutes of settling into your new home in France you are likely to have friends and family getting in touch, asking when they can come and visit. Although seeing them is always fun, having them stay in your home can be another matter entirely.  You may well find you are Mr & Mrs Popular once you either move overseas or buy a second home abroad. Having friends and family visit you can, and should, be great fun, but it does mean your routine will change and you will have more to think about. Therefore, like many things in life, a little preparation and forethought will pay dividends. Once you welcome your guests into your home, there will undoubtedly be more work involved as you will naturally ...
By Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents
(TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France)
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Paying tax when you move to France by Siddalls Moving or retiring to France is a dream that many share. However, because France is viewed as a high tax jurisdiction many are put off when it comes to taking the plunge. We look at how spending your time in France can actually work to your financial advantage... British retirees and business people fear that declaring themselves as French residents will mean that they will be subject to high French taxes and thus choose to stay put. Or they think (incorrectly) that they can continue to declare themselves UK residents while living in France. Incidentally, it should be pointed out that France’s high social contributions are one of the reasons behind the country’s high standard of living! However, the above perception is not necessarily true...
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