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Getting Connected in France

by Bob Elliott 

A List of Essential Web Sites

Here are the most useful web sites that will help you set up the best services for you. There are many more of course and there are others only your telecom provider has access to as part of the services they offer.

Use this site to [...]

Get to know the 2017 French tax landscape

An update from Blevins Franks, International Tax & Wealth Management

It is important to keep up to date on the latest tax rates and rules in France, in order to protect yourself from unnecessary taxation.

Income tax

There are no changes to French income tax rates for 2017 (payable on 2016 income). The income tax [...]

Linda Shepherd, the Cancer Support Group Founder has died

We’re very sorry to report the death of Linda Shepherd

She was ‘an inspiration to us all’ and her work has helped thousands

Cancer Support France founder, Linda Shepherd, has died at the age of 64 following her own battle with cancer.

She founded the charity in 2002 in Poitou-Charentes after she was diagnosed [...]

Get Ready For Spring!

by Amanda Baughen & 13Bees Beekeeping Holidays

Having had enough of the rat race in the south east of England, Amanda and Kevin moved to Confolens (16) in 2015, opening a chambre d’hôte and launching their beekeeping experience holiday business. They live with five cats, two tortoises and several thousand bees, and enjoy sharing their [...]

In your garden in March . . .

Postcard from the Edge, from The Provence Post

An introduction from Julie Mautner at The Provence Post: Every now and then I ask foodie friends in France . . . or just back from France…to write about one restaurant in Provence they love. When my chef pal Andy Floyd mentioned he had just been to the Le Château de Sormiou, I was all over it–I’ve wanted [...]

Driving in France? What to do if you’re involved in a car accident

If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident (accident d’auto), you must do the following in addition to the standard procedures that apply in all countries.

1. Stop immediately. Switch on your hazard warning lights and put on your high-viz jacket which you should have inside the car so it can [...]

Flights three times a week from Stansted to Lorient – from £19.99

Ryanair announced a new summer route from London Stansted to Lorient, with a three times weekly service beginning in July, one of 140London Stansted summer 2017 routes now on sale.

Ryanair celebrated its new London-Stansted-Lorient by releasing seats for sale across its European network from just £19.99 for travel in February and March.

Ryanair’s Robin [...]

Brexit, VAT and property values

by David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. You should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article does not constitute investment advice.

There has been a lot [...]

BA launches seven new routes from Manchester

British Airways is to launch seven new routes from Manchester Airport this summer and three new destinations from Manchester’s sister airport Stansted.

From May the airline will begin summer-only direct flights from Manchester to the popular Spanish sunspots of Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, the Greek island of Mykonos, Nice in the South of France [...]