French law inheritance arrangements?

My wife and I are British residents who own a holiday flat in southern France which we have not included in wills drawn up in England. We assume, by default, French inheritance rules will apply to this property after our deaths. If that is the case, our two daughters should inherit but we want our only grandchild to inherit instead. Can we make such arrangements entirely within French law?

Unless your existing will is drafted to exclude France, it would apply to your respective shares of the French estate.

I am assuming there is no automatic inheritance by a surviving spouse (such as via a Tontine clause, universal community marriage regime, or SCI ownership).


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