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Three-quar­ters of French es­tate agents are op­ti­mistic about the prop­erty market for the year ahead, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Crédit Foncier/csa barom­e­ter ask­ing prop­erty pro­fes­sion­als for their thoughts on the French market.

The Musée d’or­say in Paris , housed in an old rail­way sta­tion on the banks of the Seine, has been named the best mu­seum in the world by Tripad­vi­sor’s an­nual Trav­ellers’ Choice Awards for Mu­se­ums.

A man clear­ing the gar­den on his prop­erty in Cor­rèze found the ru­ins of a me­dieval cas­tle. With the help of spe­cial­ists, Florent Cor­na­ton will con­tinue to un­earth the rest of the château and make it a tourism site in the lit­tle town of Treignac.

France’s first ever Her­itage Lot­tery draw, in­spired by the one in the UK, has raised €15-20m to re­pair hun­dreds of his­toric sites at risk of col­lapse. The Min­istry of Cul­ture has des­ig­nated 18 sites which will re­ceive im­me­di­ate fund­ing from the Fon­da­tion du Pat­ri­moine as a pri­or­ity.

Ski re­sort Les Arcs is cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary with sev­eral events mark­ing the cre­ation of the Savoie des­ti­na­tion. The ski area will be open from 15 De­cem­ber 2018 to 27 April 2019.

Pres­i­dent Macron has un­veiled an €8bn anti-poverty plan which fo­cuses on ac­cess to bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion for poor chil­dren and help­ing un­em­ployed peo­ple find work again. Mea­sures in­clude free crèche (nurs­ery) places for job­seek­ers, €1 school lunches and com­pul­sory job train­ing for school-leavers aged un­der 18.

Prop­erty man­age­ment com­pany Pres­tige Prop­erty Ser­vices will be host­ing a prop­erty, busi­ness and life­style show in Ro­han, Mor­bi­han on 21 Oc­to­ber. Open from 10am to 4pm, the free event will host a num­ber of ex­hibitors as well as live mu­sic, a clas­sic car dis­play, a craft market, a free raf­fle and a bar serv­ing hot food and ice cream. pres­tige­prop­er­tynet­work.com

Musée d’or­say

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