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Video tours!

NEW: Video tours – we are in the process of creating internal and external video tours of properties. External tours, where available, can be viewed on the relevant property page or why not subscribe to our YouTube channel?


Please contact us if you would like an internal tour of a property (these are generally only available upon request).

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If you want come to France for more that 90 days, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa.  There are two types:

  1. a temporary Long Stay visitor visa (VLS-T Visiteur) if you plan to spend between 3 and 6 months in one block of the year
  2. for longer stays, a Long Stay visitor visa (visa de long sejour valant tire de sejour VLS-TS visiteur).


Complicated though it may seem, there is a great site with all the details – – start with the “Do you need a visa?” box.

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We’re open for business

Open for Business

Great news – we are open for business.

With the slight relaxation in the restriction of movement, we have been able to re-open our offices and re-start visiting properties.

However, in the interest of the health and safety of our staff and clients, access to the office is via prior appointment only – so please contact us in advance of any planned visit to come and see us.

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Come and see us at the French Property Exhibition, London 2020

Held in London the French Property Exhibition January 2020 is a must for any potential French home buyer.

It brings together estate agents, developers, solicitors, currency specialists and other professionals covering every aspect of buying in France.

Discuss your plans with Charente Immobilier and pick up valuable advice from the experts in moving, buying and financing.

A record number of homes changed hands in France last year and the property market is buoyant. House prices have been creeping up but are still much lower than in the UK, especially in rural areas away from cities and coastal hotspots.

With the UK still on course to leave the European Union, many Brits are racing to snap up property in the hope of moving across the Channel before Brexit and securing an automatic right to stay indefinitely. Experts insist, however, that people will still be able to move to France after Brexit. It’s just that their rights will be covered by French immigration law, not EU law, and there will likely be more paperwork and restrictions.

The event is free to attend and offer visitors a wealth of information from industry experts to inform and inspire anyone interested in buying that dream home in France.

The seminar programme covers a range of topical issues and a chance to get free and up-to date advice on all aspects of the buying process.

Whether you are seeking a permanent residence, holiday home or buy-to-let or investment property, we guarantee you will walk away feeling more informed and one step closer to making your French property purchase a reality. Make sure you register for free, fast-track entry.

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Charente Immobilier sponsors The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in France

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September  2019

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are bringing Shakespeare’s popular comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Maison St Louis in Passirac, Charente.

Enjoy the hilarious events surrounding the marriage of Theseus to Hippolyta, intermingled with the exploits of four young Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors and some very mischievous fairies of the forest …

                                 “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Bring a chair and a picnic, and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced, open air production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. The all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance are celebrating 15 years as a troupe.

This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer … in fact Friday is already sold out.  Book your tickets here.

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Come and see us at the French Property Exhibition

Charente Immobilier French Property Exhibition Wetherby

French Property Exhibition

Escape to France! We did it, so can you.

Once again we’ll be packing up our box of properties and heading off to Wetherby for the French Property Exhibition:

May 19th – 20th 2019

Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby, Yorkshire LS22 5EJ

A “must attend” event for anyone who is serious about buying a property in France, it is the perfect opportunity to find out more about buying your dream home, whatever stage of the buying journey you are at. Discuss your plans with us face to face, and browse hundreds of properties for sale. Nearby Leeds Bradford airport offers flights to Limoges, providing easy access to one of France’s most popular locations for house-hunting trips and perhaps your dream French home.

All visitors receive a complimentary copy of French Property News on arrival and a free show guide, and there is free parking. Registration for free tickets is now open

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Come and see us at The France Show 2019 – get free tickets!

The UK’s greatest celebration of France opens at Olympia London on 25-27 January 2019 and we will, of course, be there!

Thinking of buying a property in France? The France Show hosts the UK’s largest French Property Exhibition; a unique opportunity to browse through our properties for sale, talk to us about your plans and get free expert advice on buying or living in France. There are plenty of property bargains to be had so don’t miss out!

Click the image for free entrance tickets courtesy of Charente Immobilier