AS feared the price of household gas will increase by 4.9 per cent on April 1, a further blow for the six million consumers in France whose homes are warmed with gas heating.
This increase means prices have risen 21 per cent in the past year.
The Commission de régulation de l'énergie (CRE) say that GDF Suez will be able to introduce the price increase due to the rising costs of supply.
This news comes soon after EDF warned electricity prices may increase by five per cent per annum over the next five years, and the cost of staple foods were also heading up.
Read how I save when transferring money
Visit This French Life Currency Services to find out why I don't use a bank when I send euros to France.
Hire a car in France - deals, advice and driving tips
Be it Paris or Perigueux; Bergerac or Nice after using the services of partner website autoeurope.co.uk you will soon be zipping along the autoroute.
Books on France - reviews and author interviews
Take a browse over these books about France and read some reviews and interviews.