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Every week you'll find new stories, local and national events, comments, recipes and advice on this page. Click on the Archive button to see previous posts full of interesting information and links.

Rocking Horse House

Katherine O`Neill // Monday, 12 November 2018

Ever wondered what to do with the kids' old rocking horse? One home-owner had this brilliant idea and now every time someone goes up or down stairs the old horse gets a pat.
We recently sold 'Rocking Horse House' and the owners, old and new, couldn't be happier.
Their sales consultant, Jacqui Reddin from our Jonzac team, received this email:
"Well done Jacqui and thank you for all your help. We are in Rocking Horse House at the end of November. Perhaps we can have a glass of something to celebrate?"

For more properties from the Jonzac team click here.

Happy BVI buyers 2

Nicky Charles // Thursday, 08 November 2018

Last month we showed the video with Trish and Clive. Today is the new episode in our "happy buyers" series!

We spent a week filming around the sunny Dordogne, interviewing 3 couples who have bought a French property with the help of us here at Beaux Villages.

Watch the video to see how Sue and Richard are enjoying their new life in the sun near Eymet. 

Just look at that view!

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Nérac in Autumn

Angie Turner // Tuesday, 06 November 2018

I am fortunate to be living the 'French Dream' in one of the most beautiful departments in France, the Lot et Garonne, and in the historical town of Nerac.

Even during the autumn and winter there is always something to do. If your're looking for the French laid-back way of life, look no further! Relax in the heart of hilly landscapes full of castles, old mills, quiet rivers and Pantagruel gastronomy.

Indulge in long walks on the Canal du Midi, stopping for refreshments in a little cafe to sample the many wines, my favourite being 'le Lys', a Buzet wine.

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Baggage bother with Ryanair

Katherine O`Neill // Friday, 02 November 2018

Ryanair implemented a new rule regarding their carry-on cabin luggage allowances at the beginning of November.

In a bid to reduce hold up times and keep to their 25 minute turn around target, passengers will now have to pay for having a small suitcase on board. There has also been an issue with space where there is only room for 90 'wheelie' bags on a plane carrying up to 189 passengers.

Having changed their baggage rules already once this year, here's to hoping it's not too chaotic for those travelling now.

For those coming to France on viewing trips, you pay to have your cabin bag or pay to put it in the hold! You might as well pack for longer and get the most out of your trip!

More from BBC News

Why is the 1st of November a bank holiday in France?

Marion Beschet // Wednesday, 31 October 2018

This Thursday is a bank holiday in France. It's All Saints' day and traditionally family used to go the cemetery to put flowers on graves of passed family members. 

The French always choose Chrysanthemums - and they wouldn't use them for any other occasion (read our previous blog entry for tales of faux pas in France!). 

Younger generations will choose to celebrate Halloween rather than buying flowers for their late grandparents or parents. 

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Early Halloween in Tournon d'Agenais

Katherine O`Neill // Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The Tournon d’Agenais branch of BVI is decked out for Halloween.
No coincidence that it is home to young mum and BVI Marketing Manager, Marion Beschet!

The shop was mobbed by local children and their parents, and as is the custom, they departed with pockets full of sweets.
All treat, no trick.

For a list of properties available to view exclusively with BVI, click here.

 

Join us!

Katherine O`Neill // Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Passionate about property?

Would you love to be independent and in control of your own successful career?

Beaux Villages Immobilier is recruiting!

Why not join the family!

Whether you’re just starting or a seasoned professional, we can help you develop your potential.

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Macron plays down UK 'no deal' Brexit visa fears

Katherine O`Neill // Friday, 19 October 2018

French president Emmanuel Macon has recently tried to diminish any fears over potential new barriers for Britons in the event of a 'no deal' on Brexit; visas have not been ruled out.

Mr Macron goes on to state that any suggestion of UK visitors for France being denied a visa is "fake news"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy now, Brex-it later

Julie Savill // Thursday, 18 October 2018

So it’s all still up in the air regarding the final outcome of the Brexit debacle.
The point-scoring rumbles on.

If you are a potential buyer, reading this, we sincerely hope you will NOT wait for the politicians to iron out the small print of our shared future over the next 20 or 30 years.

Let us offer you your own dedicated personal property consultant. 
Push past the doubt.
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We stand ready to find you the right property and agree a great deal.
Then we’ll help you settle in.

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Go with the flow

Julie Savill // Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Entre Deux Mers is embraced by the tidal stretches of the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers and offers history, culture and wine aplenty.

Flowing from the Auvergne in central France, the Dordogne finally makes its acquaintance with the Spanish-born Garonne north of Bordeaux in South West France. And in this watery embrace you’ll find the rough triangle of land known as the Entre Deux Mers. The name translates directly as between two tides and the region stretches as far as the tidal reach of each river. This is wine country; some of the prettiest wine country you’ll find in France with rolling hills, regimented vineyards – many with tasting and buying opportunities - and charming bastide towns to explore. 

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