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Insider know-how
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French Property News 2011
Having lived in S W France for over 10 years, the Inside track on the area. Comarisons between the Poitou Charentes & Dordogne Valley. Price comparisons. Currency impact, regional airports influence. Business sense. Plus Beaux Villages de France.
Potential aplenty
Advert
French Property Dreams - 2009
A 2 page article / advert showcasing a stunning gîte complex in the Vienne. 4 bed character house, 2 letting cottages & a caretakers house. Large swimming pool, and 15.5 ha of land. The owners Mr & Mrs Thomas were absolutely thrilled with the coverage that this piece obtained for their property.
Times are a-changing (part two)
Article
French Property News 2010
2nd part of a 2 part feature, looking at the huge changes in the French Property market over a decade. The impact of the downturn. The impact of currency depreciation. French cotisations for the employed. The auto entrepreneur scheme. Currency specialists.
Times are a-changing (part one)
Article
French Property News 2010
The 1st of 2 articles looking at the huge changes in the French Property market over a decade. Highlighting the very 1st Allez-Français sale - an 8 bed Maison de Maître with a pool previously owned by a French pop star. Plus a C19th Century château the subject of an early article in FPN in 2002.
A little medieval magic
Advert
French Property Dreams - 2008
A superb château in the Poitou Charentes, is literally the business, with plenty pf room for Holiday rental accommodation and office space. Priced at 1,250,000 €, within grounds of 3.25 hectares. French Property Dreams was a supplement magazine for French Property News.
2 Featured properties
Article
Everything France
An extract from an article searching for the ideal property for a couple looking to move to the Poitou Charentes. Allez-Français had 2 properties showcased. In Chef Boutonne a town house & a pool at 240,000 € and a larger house near Prahecq with a pool at 368,000 €.
Early Allez-Français advertisements
Advert
French Property News & Living France 2003/4
Some early examples of Allez-Français adverts. Featuring mills, farmhouses & a château. Several of the properties listed were sold by Allez-Français. (Some have subsequently become available again as years have passed by). Please note that the UK telephone listed is no longer in existence.
A Home in France
Article
Lifestyle magazine 2004
Feature on a superb Riverside estate in the Vienne. Located on the River Gartempe, the state is made up of a Principal house, Water Mill, Maison de Gardien, Maison d'Amis, Summer house, and office and other outbuildings. In a magnificent setting of approximately 4 ha. Priced at 1,500,000 € just Under an hour from the city of Poitiers.
Top Ten Tips
Article
Lifestyle magazine 2004
Do's and don'ts - 10 top tips to buying a house in France. Valid when written, just as important today.
Homes in the Sun
Article
Lifestyle Magazine 2004
An advertorial piece on Allez-Français as a company working in France. Starting in 2001 after a 12 month trawl of the internet & immobilier offices...........there must be a good way of pasing on our expertise to others.
Magnificent Moulins
Article
French Property News 2003
An article by Peter Elias featuring mills for sale in the Poitou Charentes. Highlighting Cassini maps (cartography) dating back to the C18th. A luxurious mill featured on the River Sèvre Niortaise, and a more modest mill near Reffanes. The luxury mill is probably one of the very best that we have visited since we started looking at French property back in 2000. Also highlighted is a vast mill in the Charente for 407,800 and several others. Please note that the UK telephone listed...
Gently does it
Article
French Property News 2003
An article by Peter Elias on sympathetic restorations. Touching upon parquet floors, "œil de bœuf", stone "eviers", "potagers" and the use of lime rather than cement. Fire places are always a potentially attractive feature in an old house, and several are featured here. N.B. The UK telephone number is no longer valid.

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