Upcoming French Events:
It’s that time of year again, time to do a little back breaking work, in this case the Vendange - picking grapes. We should be picking grapes on the weekend of the 16th and 17th, at my brother in law’s winery - Domaine de l'Echelette in Burgundy.
For anyone looking to buy property in Paris or the Cote D’Azur I’ve found a French registered Real Estate agent who speaks perfect English! His name is Leo O’Brien and he’s originally from Ireland. His agency is called French Homes Direct and it’s in the 8th district of Paris. He has two web sites, one for residential property - French Homes Direct and another for Leasebacks and Buy to Lets - My Investment in France. Leo knows all the ins and outs of French real estate and can help with finding a mortgage if needed.
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