Our appetite for French homes remains ever strong - and the rentals market is saturated in places. So what does it take to set your gîte apart from the rest? One couple with a gîte in Carcassonne share their recipe for success.
The full Montenegro
It's got some of the most stunning scenery in Europe yet is still off many people's radars. We met two couples who decided to take a punt on this fast-emerging little Balkan country.
France still top with Rosbifs...
France has once again beaten Spain to the top European spot and destination of choice for Britons leaving the UK to live permanently abroad, following only Australia in the worldwide stakes.
Austerity measures in Italy may mean return of property tax
Italy's new prime minister Mario Monti has proposed several new measures to help get Italy's budget deficit under control, including the possible reintroduction of a property tax axed by Silvio Berlusconi in 2008...