Marie and Yvon Meillarec had the idea to buy an apartment in Portugal because they started hearing it was "the adoption of the earth at the French tax."
"In France, we hear more and more that Portugal is a land of adoption for the French tax level. I confirm that Portugal is fashionable for French retirees and although we were the first in our circle of friends to buy, there must be others to think the same thing, "he told Lusa Marie Meillarec.
The couple, who live in the northwestern Brittany in France, bought an apartment, Wednesday, August 5, and two days later he was in Seixal and comprehensive changes are being "controlled by the Agency," which sold them the property to "deal with finances, electricity and telephone" because they do not speak Portuguese.
Initially, Marie and Yvon hesitated between Barcelona and Lisbon, but "the financial argument" was what convinced them to choose Portugal to spend part of the reform.
"He was the financial argument that convinced us. For we already hold around a few months and then just see. The status [usual non-resident] is very interesting, maybe we come to ask, but for now, we have an adaptation period because we can not leave everything behind for a moment to another, "said French.
Portugal also won because of the "good times", the "right people", cosmopolitan life in Lisbon and just be conquered by an apartment in a gated community in the Bay of Seixal.
"The apartment is over 100 square meters [m2] and have a terrace which also over 100 m2. We have views of Lisbon, is spectacular. To go to Lisbon, we have the boat at 1.50 euros which takes us there in 15 minutes and we are 200 meters from the pier, "describes.
The Story of Marie and Yvon is another that is in addition to many others that have shown the reports in the French press, in which the "Golden reforms" in Portugal have been a recurring theme since the first edition the Real Estate Fair and Portuguese tourism it four years, an event that usually takes place in June in Paris and this year extended to Lyon.
One of the last articles of 6 August and was published in the French newspaper Les Echos writes that Portugal is the "new land of exile for retirees" and "the privileged fate of French pensioners, overtaking Morocco, which suffers the impact of geopolitical problems in North Africa. "
The business daily explains that "out of the crisis, Lisbon in 2012 decided to extend the welcome mat for European pensioners to stimulate domestic consumption" because of the unusual resident status, something that had "impact on public finances French "because" in 2013, France lost more than four million euros in tax revenues due to travel to Portugal. "
In the last room of the property and the Portuguese tourism, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Franco-Portuguese Industry, Vineyards Carlos Pereira, he told Lusa that there are currently "over 7,500 French with unusual resident status [in Portugal], 5600 of which are reformed, "saying that by the end of this year, there are" some twenty thousand French living in Portugal that the Portuguese tax residents. "
The unusual status of resident in Portugal, in force since January 2013, allows any refurbished - the private sector - the European Union tax exemption for ten years from residing in Portugal 183 days a year and has not had tax resident in the country in the past five years.
For the second consecutive year, the readers of USA Today, one of the highest circulation of American newspapers, gave us the first place in the annual list of the top ten European countries.
"Portugal is less iconic than the famous countries but offers a wealth of opportunities to travelers: charming villages, great food, fascinating regional music, cultural opportunities, a beautiful coastline and even world-class surfing." The business card appears in USA Today (newspaper that sells more in the US, with a circulation over 1.6 million copies daily) illustrates the charm that we are allocated. This time, Portugal was chosen by readers from all over the newspaper world as the best destination in Europe in 2015 - as had happened in 2014. The vote was one of the most hard-fought, yet the country, "often underestimated, has all the trappings to be a beautiful European city, "said the newspaper, leaving behind destinations like Italy, Austria and Germany, second, third and fourth places.
"Portugal apparently stole the hearts of our readers, ensuring the highest number of votes," the USA Today. The sidewalks and medieval castles, sunny beaches, delicious cuisine and history to explore are attributes that make Portugal a destination of choice. "Whether you are swimming in the turquoise waters, sipping a glass of port in the Port City Cafe or listening to the melancholy wail of fado in Lisbon, the understated beauty of Portugal is obvious."
Twenty candidates were nominated by a team of travel experts, but the choice was from readers.
The Port was chosen by the US newspaper USA Today as the best romantic destination "secret". Twenty candidates were nominated by a team of travel experts, but the choice was from readers, who put the Invicta city as the first in the category "Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination" and a fairly wide margin.
The port appears in front of Mackinac Island, Michigan, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, supplementing the "top 3". The list has also places like Lucca in Italy or Budapest, Hungary.
According to the newspaper, the city is known for its wine, medieval architecture and charm of the Old World. "History lovers will enjoy visits to the Baroque churches, museums and a stroll through the Ribeira, where clothing is still washed in the river and hanging on the street," writes the newspaper in the description of the city.
The biggest waves in the world are in Portugal, more precisely in Nazareth. Surfer Garrett MvNamara had already placed the waves of the locality in the mouths of the world and is now the site The Beach House Company which attests, atrvés a list, the first of the largest waves in the world will even for the Portuguese fishing village.
With waves reaching up to 30 meters, so aleita Nazareth was one of the best places to the delight of surfers.
The Beach House Company advises surf lovers to visit the "monumental Nazaré in Portugal", to test the limits and experience a tidal wave.