A controversial French law that impacts British second homeowners could be relaxed.
Visa rules mean that British second homeowners can only stay in France for a maximum of 90 days out of 180.
However, the senate, France’s second parliament chamber, has voted through an amendment to the country’s new Immigration Law.
The amendment gives British second home owners the automatic right to a long-stay visa.
The Savoie region has many British second homeowners
French politicians said they have received complaints from British second home owners, with some saying they feel they have been punished by Brexit.
Martine Berthet, who represents the Savoie area in the Alps, tabled the notion in the Senate.
She said: “The Britons I have spoken to say that the current system is long-winded, difficult and full of pitfalls.
"Ties are warming between France and the UK following the royal visit – and don’t forget, King Charles reserved his only official speech for the French Senate. The British are privileged partners of France. History has shown this to be the case.”