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French women don’t get fat…or do they?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:52:50 +0000

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Describe a typical French woman and you’ll probably come up with words such as chic, effortlessly stylish and above all, slim. Most recently, the British media has been wowed by France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron, who, at 64 and a grandmother of seven, is all those things in one package. Articles have been written praising her trendy style – all skinny jeans and above-the-knee dresses – her bouncy thick hair, her glowing skin and, of course, her slender physique.

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Healthcare system in France and what might happen after Brexit

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:57:16 +0000

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Intro and Background

France’s healthcare system is widely regarded as one of the best in the world.   A 2014 Annual Global Retirement Index ranked it the world’s best for retirees, for being inexpensive, for covering a large percentage of costs, and for the number of English-speaking doctors in France’s main cities.

French healthcare offers preventative care for everyone, including free full medical check-ups every two years.  Compared to the UK, there are more than twice as many hospital beds, 40% more nurses and midwives and 10% more GPs, while in general the waiting times are low. 

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Guarantee Your Exchange Rate When Buying French Property

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:45:43 +0000

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When you are buying a property in France there are a number of things you need to consider, one of which is currency exchange. Here at 1st for French Property we have teamed up with the currency experts at Foreign Currency Direct to assist our clients with their currency exchange.

Their service is secure, easy to use and could save you thousands compared to using a high street bank. There are no hidden fees or commissions and they offer a range of contract options that can help you fix your exchange rate and get the most for your money.

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Lower Normandy – Basse Normandie

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:01:18 +0000

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Lower Normandy, or Basse Normandie, covers almost 18,000 km² of land and has a population of around 1.5 million. It has three departments: Manche, Calvados and Orne, and in fact lies west of Upper Normandy, bordering Brittany to the south-west and the Loire to the south.

Normandy’s economy is heavily based on agriculture, including livestock, dairy farming and apple orchards, and its cuisine, which includes seafood, dairy produce and apple-based dishes, is considered one of France’s greatest.

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Spectacular property locations in Pyrenees Orientales

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:54:51 +0000

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If you have your heart set on buying a property in France, but you still love Spanish traditions and cuisine, perhaps the easiest solution is to buy in the Pyrénées Orientales, the southernmost area of the French Mediterranean that is part of Languedoc Roussillon, and shares borders with both Spain and Andorra. Prior to 1659, much of this department was in fact part of the Principality of Catalonia, and Catalan is still spoken in places.

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