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December 2014 newsletter

In this newsletter, we continue sharing with you information about buying property in France,
notably Ron's second property purchasing story; have new places for sale and rent as well
as Eiffel Tower Xmas cards and tags for you; and, provide facts about Christmas in France
to read while drinking some vin chaud you have made using our recipe (if it is not too hot!).

Joyeux Noel
Sharon et David


Our newsletter in the new year will be officially moving to bimonthly - to keep up with
our French desire activity more regularly why not follow us on facebook for daily posts.

Buying French property - Ron's continued story

Last newsletter, we started to tell you about how Ron Mack was buying another place in France after his initial purchase of a cottage in the Limousin (see his property's rental page and initial purchasing story). READ RON'S STORY so far about his 2ND HOUSE assisted by Sally's team from Les Bons Voisins.

After a successful webinar last week with Sally, we are now looking towards how we can help more people buy on our PROPERTY PURCHASING TOUR July 2015.


New properties for sale and rent around France

Le Bugue: Charming 17th C village house located at the end of an narrow access lane, just along from the historic main square of the friendly market town of Le Bugue, in the heart of the beautiful Perigord Noir ‘golden triangle’ of Bergerac, Perigeaux and Sarlat. This 2-3 bedroomed house is arranged over three floors, and recently renovated by artisans registered as ‘label du Patrimoine’. For sale for 135,000 euro

Claira part share: Easygoing, friendly group of six couples from Melbourne who love travel, good food and wine and of course “la belle France” seeks another to join their group. The group got together ten years ago, bought this house with a great staircase, situated in the heart of the rural Catalan village of Claira. The three level, three bedroom Catalan village house, situated in the heart of this Languedoc-Roussillon village overlooking the Place du Marché, has classic features and is sympathetically renovated yet with modern amenities. Claira is located on the coastal plain between the Pyrenees and Mediterranean. Claira's church dates from the 14th century and its square Catalan style tower houses the oldest operating church bells in France.  Part share price is only $38,000.

Also, the four level, 14th century house classified as a monumente historique in the officially beautiful Saint Cirq Lapopie in the SW of France is being offered now as a part share. Either buy it as a whole for
360,000 euro (including furniture) or be part of a group of six owners paying 60,000 euro for each part share.

Another update: Beautifully renovated house in Brittany consisting of a main residence plus 1 and 2 bedroom successful holiday gites has
reduced its price from 350,000 to 300,000 euro.

Rent a SW village house with river view in the beautiful unspoilt Lot region. Absolute comfort, convenience and charm. La Maison Blanche is located in the small village of Cabrerets overlooking the Le Cele river. Stone house cool in summer, warm in winter, with three bedrooms. Exciting living, indoors and out. Very 'French' and romantic but practical and modern at the same time. Close to the officially beautiful St Cirq Lapopie and Cahors markets. Rent: $750-1050/week.

French/Eiffel tower Christmas cards and gift tags

Have some Francophile friends who would appreciate Eiffel Tower cards or gift tags with their presents? or maybe you would just like to share your love of Paris?
Then we have 3 styles of Eiffel Tower gift cards plus a set of 5 gift tags available to buy from our online shop:

French recipe for vin chaud (French mulled wine)

One of the best things about Christmas markets is the abundance of hot mulled wine which keeps you warm and happy while strolling through the stalls:

Maybe you could have some with a French yule log.

Facts about Christmas and its markets in France

Read facts about French Christmas traditions:

or to know where Xmas markets are on in France: 


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