Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Utilities in France – Water, Electricity and Gas Supplies

It is exciting to buy a home in France. But, before you can fully enjoy your brand new home, you will want to set up your utilities and get all of the automatic debit payments out of the way. When you first purchase a home, you will likely get help when setting everything up. There are several companies to chose from in France.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are two types of gas supply: mains from Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GrDF) or Gaz de France (GDF, which is part of EDF) and bottled gas (propane or butane).
  • France’s main supplier of domestic electricity is the state-owned Électricité de France (EDF) and there are also local co-operatives in rural areas.
  • There are two types of gas supply: mains from Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GrDF) or Gaz de France (GDF, which is part of EDF) and bottled gas (propane or butane).

“There are two elements to your electricity bill or facture, which will arrive every two or sometimes three months. Firstly, the standing charge (abonnement), determined by the power supply installed and secondly, the consumption of electricity units. TVA, the French equivalent to VAT, is applied on the standing charge and the consumption. Local taxes”

https://www.frenchentree.com/living-in-france/utilities-in-france-water-electricity-and-gas-supplies/

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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