NEWS IN BRIEF
Those searching for accommodation in Paris could soon have the option of staying at the majestic Palace of Versailles as the governing body that manages the palace is inviting bids from companies to create and run a hotel in three of the mansions. The Grand Contrôle, Petit Contrôle and Pavilion are on offer and it would require huge investment to get the buildings up to scratch. Not all of the rooms would lead into the grounds but those that do will also have views across the famous Versailles gardens ( pictured).
The French government has extended the cooling-off period ( délai de retraction) for buyers of French property from seven days to 10 days with immediate effect. This means buyers in France now have 10 days from when they receive the countersigned copy of the compromis de vente to withdraw from the purchase. Sellers do not have a cooling-off period and if you pull out after the 10 days then you will probably forfeit the deposit.