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Newsletter Archive

March 2017

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Picamandil

February 2017

  • Bargain properties – very special deals!!!
  • Food labels in France

October 2016

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Grape Harvest 2016

September 2016

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Reorganisation for France

June 2016

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Where To Find The Best Beach Facilities
  • Hotel Restaurant Review L'Abbaye-Château de Camon

May 2016

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • How To Prepare Your House For Sale
  • Wine Review Château de Cazeneuve Pic Saint Loup

March 2016

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Property Market On The Rise
  • Wine Review Domaine d'Escapat

November 2015

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Olives and Olive Oil
  • Restaurant Review

October 2015

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • 2015 Grape Harvest Languedoc
  • New Road Laws
  • Wine Review

September 2015

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • France & Languedoc-Roussillon Best Place To Retire
  • New European Inheritance Law
  • Fête de la Gastronomie
  • Wine Review Château Haut-Blanville near Pézenas

June 2015

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Regions Consolidated In New Structure
  • Tips For Driving In France
  • Restaurant’s "Fait Maison" Logo
  • Restaurant Review

May 2015

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • New Law For Hands Free Phone Kits
  • Feng Shui Your Home
  • Wine Review

March 2015

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • New Law For Smoke Alarms
  • Good News For Ex-Pat Taxes

November 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Chestnut Season
  • Recipe
  • Local Artist Soulages

October 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Cathar History Of Languedoc
  • Wine Review

September 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • European Heritage Days
  • Restaurant Review

June 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • Montpellier's Fabulous Tramway
  • Summer on the beach

May 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • Van Gogh Returns To Arles
  • Wine Review

April 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • Easter Traditions
  • Restaurant Review

March 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • France Most Popular Country For Buyers
  • New Motorway For Montpellier
  • Restaurant Review

February 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • Now Is The Time To Buy
  • Notaire Fees To Increase
  • Art Exhibition

January 2014

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • Massive EU Investment in Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Essential Estate Planning
  • Wine Revue - Opi d'Aqui

November 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Property of the Month
  • New French Tax Provisions
  • Olives: The Icon of The Mediterranean
  • The Sweet Wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

October 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Capital Gains Tax Rules Are Improved
  • This Year's Wine Harvest
  • Restaurant Review

September 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Cross Border Fines
  • Picking and Cooking Mushrooms
  • Friday 13th is Very Lucky in France

June 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • The Best Beaches This Summer In Languedoc Roussillon
  • A Dream Come True For Katie Jones

April 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Property of the Month
  • Organic agriculture is growing in the Languedoc Roussillon
  • Montpellier most sought after town of the whole of France
  • Organic Restaurant Review

March 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Art Exhibition in Ceret
  • Things To Do On A Spring Day
  • Featured Winery - Domaine de la Remejeanne

February 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Breathalysers Indefinitely Postponed
  • New Train Station for Montpellier
  • Featured Winery - Domaine de Villarzens

January 2013

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Interesting opportunity!
  • Featured Property
  • Languedoc-Roussillon has it all
  • French mortgage rates lowest since WW2
  • Truffles
    • Truffle Fairs in Languedoc Roussillon 2013
    • Truffle Omelette
    • Truffle Risotto

November 2012

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Properties
  • Vines rooted in history
  • 10 essential tasks to prepare your garden for winter
  • Breathalyser kits - more time to comply

September 2012

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • New rates for Capital Gains Tax in France
  • Théo Van Rysselberghe exhibition at the Musée de Lodève
  • Wine Review - La Colombette Béziers

June 2012

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Breathalysers must be in your car from 1st July
  • Montpellier - by far the fastest growing city in France
  • Musée Fabre - with a top class Caravaggism exhibition!
  • Restaurant Review - Les Clos de Paulilles

May 2012

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Featured Property
  • Travel by train for €1!
  • Carcassonne Festival - 22nd June to 5th August 2012
  • Montpellier Tramway - a much appreciated innovation
  • Restaurant Review - Le Mas de Trescouvieux

February 2012

  • Now is the time to buy!
  • AB Real Estate Prestige
  • Languedoc Roussillon most popular Region in France
  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Musée Fabre in Montpellier

January 2012

  • Reduced Price Properties
  • Good news for French Property owners - Less Wealth Tax to be paid
  • France has overtaken Spain
  • Facebook
  • 2011 was hottest year in France since 1900
  • Wine Review - Château Rives-Blanques

December 2011

  • Looking for Work?
  • Featured Properties
  • Buying Property as an investment
  • France consistently voted best place in the world to live - it's official!
  • Christmas and New Year in France
  • Bûche de Noël - Recipe
  • Oysters from the Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Oysters with Caviar and Blanquette Sabayon - Recipe
  • Wine Review - Picpoul de Pinet
  • The longest running carnival in the world
  • A few suggestions of what to do on a dull day
  • Restaurant Review
  • Local vineyard wins European Winery of the Year

October 2011

  • Looking for Work?
  • New Capital Gains Tax
  • Featured Property
  • 2011 - A good year
  • Wine Review
  • The Property Market in Languedoc Roussillon, South of France
  • Do you know your ‘p’s from your ‘q’s ? A guide to French etiquette
  • Abbey de Fontfroide
  • Restaurant Review
  • Recipe – Magret de canard (duck breast)
  • How to … make wine !

July 2011

  • Roll out of our upgraded AB Real Estate Website
  • Property for sale
  • Those wonderful Mediterranean beaches …
  • New tax on holiday homes now scrapped
  • A market for every day of the week
  • Féria !
  • French Housing Market Review
  • Murder, mystery, intrigue and …. treasure!
  • Wine Review
  • Restaurant review
  • Recipe - Roast figs with cinnamon, thyme and honey

March 2011

  • Is it really cheaper to buy a second-hand car in the UK ?
  • Did you know ? - The Good Samaritan - Pedestrians have right of way
  • 100% mortgages available in Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Restaurant review
  • Gentle strolls and long distance hiking
  • Renting rooms or property – what you need to know

November 2010

  • A new era for Anglo-French relations ?
  • Christmas and New Year in France
  • What does 2011 hold for the property market in France?
  • The French Health System
  • Restaurant review

September 2010

  • Speed Sight-Seeing
  • Tis the season to be careful
  • Sarkozy criticised for doing what he promised
  • Restaurant review
  • A Ring of Truth?

July 2010

  • Put Sunday 25th July in your diary and become a moon catcher !
  • Two things guaranteed in life: death and taxes
  • Cheeses of the Region - Roquefort
  • Restaurant review
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Pet Passports

May 2010

  • Interview by Accents Southwest
    • Why we are different
    • Our services
    • France is the best place to live in the world
    • Turbulences in the financial market versus investment with stability and enjoyment
    • Property market outlook
  • Law - safety and security for your swimming pool
  • To sweep, or not to sweep ?
  • Restaurant review
  • Holiday Rental

February 2010

  • There is nothing ‘Plane’ about these trees !
  • Quality of life - over half a million (known) Brits living in France can’t be wrong ....
  • Did you know - ‘vous longez la Via Domitia’ ?
  • Are you looking for work ?
  • France is doing its best to be ‘green’
  • Restaurant review

December 2009

  • Do you know how to drive in France ?
  • The ‘auto-entrepreneur’ scheme – pay as you go
  • Winter fuel
  • Horse chestnuts
  • French Inheritance Rules and Taxes
  • Restaurant review

September 2009

  • The 'vendange' or grape harvest
  • A note on the vinification (or winemaking) process
  • Recession ends in France
  • To tip, or not to tip ?
  • The effect of the smoking ban on France's 'café culture'
  • Hiking (randonnée), biking and pleasant strolls
  • Town feature - Magalas
  • Domaine de Magellan gains AOC recognition

July 2009

  • Les Vignobles (vineyards) - heritage or history?
  • High speed fibre optics are on their way
  • New flights
  • The 5 winds of Languedoc-Roussillon
  • The Best Beaches
  • Read about life in Languedoc-Roussillon

March 2009

  • The current state of the property market
  • Going on holiday?
  • Exciting new development at Capestang
  • Restaurant Review
  • How to improve your chances of selling your house
  • Property Management

November 2008

  • New support and services offered
  • Vinification (winemaking)
  • Les Champignons
  • A few facts about Olives
  • Things to do in the winter months
  • The credit crunch in France
  • Restaurant review

September 2008

  • The vendange or grape harvest
  • The hunting season is upon us
  • How is Sarkazy doing?
  • How to register a UK car in France
  • France/UK Tax Treaty
  • Restaurant review
  • Fancy a walk?

May 2008

  • There's no place like it! The South-West Mediterranean coast of France
  • The season of the Féria approaches !
  • Taxes in France
  • Friday 13th …..
  • Boom Town Béziers
  • Restaurant review
  • Did you know … ?

March 2008

  • Election Fever
  • Canal du Midi - The greatest engineering project of the 17th Century
  • Mother Nature's Bounty
  • How to organise your affairs before you die
  • Restaurant review
  • Anyone for tennis?

January 2008

  • New flights to Languedoc
  • Stunning new aquarium in Montpellier
  • The latest on the French healthcare system
  • What's happening in the current housing market?
  • How to get planning permission
  • Restaurant review
  • Fabulous new golf course near Pezenas