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Le Tour daily facebook updates

Le Tour daily facebook updates
16 Jul

At least a post a day at present during Le Tour de France as we follow the fantastic scenery along with the race riders.
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Insurance needs in France

Insurance needs in France
7 Aug '16

Insurance in France can be difficult to set up and claims hard to manage dealing with French agencies. We use English speaking Agence Eaton to cover our property's insurance needs and would recommend them they offer many other insurance products as well for those lucky enough to move to France).
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Another article

Another article
14 Sep '15

Read more about us in the newsletter produced by the Melbourne French Festival (on 20-22 Nov)
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Article in Australian

Article in Australian
28 Aug '15

Read about us and French property in an article published in today's Weekend Australian. Also this is Tim's places mentioned in the article: Carcassonne apartment and Vertueil sur Charente 
 
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Fee free foreign exchanges

Fee free foreign exchanges
24 Aug '15

With the Aussie dollar falling against the Euro, to ensure our members get competitive exchange rates, we have partnered with OzForex, a global foreign exchange specialist. Register to claim FEE FREE money transfers or email jonathansermon@ozforex.com.au
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Property Purchasing Workshop

Property Purchasing Workshop
16 Jul '14

We have a whole day workshop in Brisbane coming up on 16 August, hope you can join us - these property purchasing workshops are not held often so BOOK NOW.
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You too can own property in France

You too can own property in France
3 Jul '14

After buying our first dream village house in southwest France for $80,000 AUD, we realised other benefits of owning French property, so we purchased more - we now help others to realise their dreams (read more) and have French properties currently for sale.
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Paris B&W photos for sale

Paris B&W photos for sale
25 Mar '14

Gorgeous 30 x 40 cm high resolution black and white photos of Paris taken by Magdalena Martin who lives there now for sale through the artwork section of our online shop for $35
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Receive a free double movie pass

Receive a free double movie pass
15 Nov '13

We have 10 double passes to the new French movie On My Way coming out on 28 Nov - the first 10 people to purchase anything from our online shop or book a rental property receive a pass.

Sharon's blog about things French in Australia

Sharon's blog about things French in Australia
28 Oct '13

Open Forum asked Sharon to write a blog for their multicultural forum - she explores the growing affinity Australians have with France
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Win tickets to see French film on facebook

Win tickets to see French film on facebook
5 Apr '12

Win tickets to Goodbye First Love (review in newsletter this weekend) - follow us on facebook and like the movie post to go into the draw.
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April Fools Day today - Poisson d'Avril

April Fools Day today - Poisson d'Avril
31 Mar '12

Learn about French traditions on April fools day
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New property purchasing workshop in Brisbane

New property purchasing workshop in Brisbane
9 Jan '12

You can turn your dream of owning a property in France into a reality by learning from our experiences and research as well as external professional advice at our next workshop on 17 March in Brisbane.   
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You can now follow us on facebook

You can now follow us on facebook
12 Nov '11

'Like' us on facebook to keep up in between member newsletters.
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New Paris studio aparment for rent in Latin quarter

New Paris studio aparment for rent in Latin quarter
4 Jul '11

Renovated studio in heart of Rue Mouffetard. A calm, light haven on 4th floor with views over Pantheon/Paris roofs. Exudes charm of historical Paris with its exposed timber beams and fireplace but also has plenty of modern conveniences. Rent from $1250 a week.
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Aussie owned properties in France for rent

Aussie owned properties in France for rent
1 May '11

As well as our house in the west of France and Provence place, we also have our members' properties for rent in Paris and around France starting at less than $500 a week. New properties are added regularly - join French desire (free) to hear about new rentals.
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Join us for an information night

Join us for an information night
2 Jan '11

Dreamt of owning a house in a regional French village? Our information nights tell you about the benefits/pitfalls of buying property in France  - book for Bris, Syd or Melb in Feb/Mar
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Theme park near our Pouzauges house featured on Getaway

Theme park near our Pouzauges house featured on Getaway
20 Aug '10

The French historic theme park Le Puy du Fou was recently featured on Getaway - see the spectacular shows featuring gladiators, viking, muscateers, falcons and more: you can stay at our place in Pouzauges which is only 10 minutes drive away.
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Join French desire to win an iPad - LAST DAY

Join French desire to win an iPad - LAST DAY
28 May '10

Join French desire's website community to go in the draw to win an Apple iPad - one entry per person, prize drawn 8.30pm on 18 July. Click here to enter the draw.
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French Property Tour Closing Soon

French Property Tour Closing Soon
30 Mar '10

You're invited to join us in June this year when we go looking for property bargains in France. The tour party is limited to 20 people so be quick... only 3 seats left now
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Launch of new online French Australia directory

Launch of new online French Australia directory
27 Jan '10

We now have a French Australia directory of all things French in Australia with over 1,500 French businesses/organisations listed
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Competition: European/French goodies to be won

Competition: European/French goodies to be won
19 Jan '10

Enter the draw to win these French/European goodies ($200 value):
  • an Italian leather travel wallet
  • Sarah Turnbull’s 'Almost French'
  • Baci chocolates
  • French audio phase book.

Entries close 14 Feb - do you know what day that is? Bon chance!

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French language assistance

French language assistance
10 Jan '10

In addition to Sue's How To Learn French Fast e-book, Stephanie. a French-born language teacher with excellent English skills, offers online 1 on 1 tutoring via Skype through our online shop .
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Property purchasing tour of south west France

Property purchasing tour of south west France
14 Aug '09

Join us as we tour around our region in the southwest of France in search of properties for sale while we also enjoy some great company, gourmet food, friendly locals/estate agents and historic sights - our next tour group runs 21-25 June 2010, why not join us...
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Unique French antiques available in Australia

Unique French antiques available in Australia
24 Jul '09

One of our members, Kate Sandford searches out original and authentic French antiques available at www.histoires.com.au for affordable prices as well as taking people on antique buying tours in France...more about Kate in our member's July newsletter.
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Exclusive offer for French desire members

Exclusive offer for French desire members
21 Jun '09

France@Leisure gives us 15% off travel insurance, 3 extra days car leasing and 5% off accommodation - join French desire (it's free)

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Cadeaux de Noel

Cadeaux de Noel
22 Nov '08

Do you know someone who loves France and things French just like you and us - why not buy them a French themed gift for Christmas from our online shop...
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French properties currently for sale

French properties currently for sale
15 Nov '08

French desire now advertises properties for sale in France by real estate agents or private owners so that members can fulfill their dreams of owning their own piece of the country they love...
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Property purchasing tour of Provence June 2009

Property purchasing tour of Provence June 2009
12 Aug '08

If you are keen to own a property in France and to have some fun on the way experiencing Provencal delights, we will be taking people who share your passion on our tour of Vaucluse
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Our property in Provence available to rent

Our property in Provence available to rent
3 Apr '08

You can now stay in our tastefully decorated apartment in Isle sur la Sorgue which is a very popular town in Vaucluse due to its water ways/wheels, antique shops, markets and restaurants/cafes
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Sharon releases her book 'My French Desire'

Sharon releases her book 'My French Desire'
25 Feb '08

Sharon shares the detailed story of her and David's extensive travels in France as well as their initial property purchasing experience in either a printed 200 page book or an e-book
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French products now available from online shop

French products now available from online shop
23 Feb '08

We are tres excited about our on-line products to help bring France a little closer to home including Provencal homewares, original paintings and a French language e-book (only $9.95)
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Exclusive paintings of France for sale

Exclusive paintings of France for sale
15 Jan '08

You can have your own French scene on a wall in your home every day, as we are now exclusively selling Jacqueline Sherwood's original paintings of France through our online shop
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How to Learn French Fast

How to Learn French Fast
20 Dec '07

If you want to study French or improve your existing skills, this e-book provides a unique and indispensable guide to learning French in Australia - for details or to purchase (only $9.95), click here   
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Property purchasing workshop in Melbourne

Property purchasing workshop in Melbourne
5 Sep '07

On Saturday 27 October we will hold our second workshop where we share our experiences/research and provide professional legal and tax advice to help you buy your dream property in France.
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French book fair in Brisbane

French book fair in Brisbane
24 Aug '07

Mary Ryan's and French desire are hosting a French book fair (including canapes and wine) at Mary Ryan's Milton store on Friday 28 September - for more detail or to book click here
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Come to our Bastille Day event

Come to our Bastille Day event
3 Jul '07

To celebrate France's national day, we are holding a function in Brisbane for our members complete with can can dancers and other things French - to find out more click here
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Le Tour de France 2007

Le Tour de France 2007
30 Jun '07

The world's most famous and prestigious cycling race is on again making its way through the French countryside and historic villages.
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Newsletter - Paris Je T'aime

Newsletter - Paris Je T'aime
28 Apr '07

In our most recent newsletter you will find out about the new film Paris Je T'aime, a clever collection of short stories of love from each of the arrondissements in the city of love...
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March newsletter - Figure out the French

March newsletter - Figure out the French
20 Mar '07

In our most recent newsletter you will find out how an Aussie expat journalist came to grips with the French, see statistics on the top ten tourist destinations in Paris/France plus more...
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We bought a house in France for $78,000 AUD

We bought a house in France for $78,000 AUD
21 Dec '06

Did you know you can buy a property in historic villages for less than $100,000 AUD and basically just move-in as well as borrow from French banks. Don't believe it, well it's true ... we did it!
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Rent our house in historic French village

Rent our house in historic French village
19 Nov '06

If you aren't looking at present to buy your own piece of France and would like to enjoy our house and village, click here to find out more.
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"A Good Year" movie night on Friday 10 November

"A Good Year" movie night on Friday 10 November
3 Oct '06

Appreciate a glass of champagne or wine, savour some fine French cheeses, enjoy delicious hand-made French pastries and take in Russell Crowe's newly released movie
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Vive le Revolution - Bastille Day

Vive le Revolution - Bastille Day
26 Jun '06

Bastille Day, July 14, celebrates the start of the French Revolution, not only inside but also outside the country. Brisbane joins the french and many other places around the world in the festivities.
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Rugby World Cup in France September 2007

Rugby World Cup in France September 2007
21 Jun '06

Australian fans can see the Wallabies play throughout France with time in between to explore Provence, Bordeaux or Paris - two week travel agent packages start from around $7,500.
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What makes France so desirable?

What makes France so desirable?
14 Jun '06

Is it the architecture, landscape diversity, culture, food or romance? Je ne sais pas!  but there has to be a reason why France is the most visited country in the world every year.

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