News in brief
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