August 29 2016 Latest news:
Welcome to Living France, the essential guide for anyone who dreams of a new life in France. All you need to know about buying a property, moving to France and either starting a successful business or enjoying a peaceful retirement can be found here.
Be inspired by our real-life stories of people who’ve already made the move across the Channel, alongside invaluable practical advice on everything from legal and financial issues to property and renovation.
We focus on the very best locations in which to start your new life, with tips from expats living in France and advice from the professionals. Add to that the very best of French food, wine and interiors, not to mention help with language learning, and you have the perfect companion to help you find the life of which you’ve always dreamed. À bientôt!
Be part of one of the 40,000 people visiting the original and largest France forums on the web. The France forum has been running since 2000 and is one of, if not THE original forums about France on the web for English speakers. Read more
In the September issue of French Property News we explore the treasure island of Corsica, offer top tips for making money from a vineyard and look at how to use social media to market your holiday let
This picturesque chalet for sale is located in Flaine in the French Alps and is a perfect base for regular skiers
In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes
The new French Property News app is available to download now!
We want to know if concerns about a Brexit would stop you buying a property in France. Vote in our poll and let us know what you think
Powered by France Property Shop
Concerned that poor currency exchange rates could mean you can’t afford to buy property or live in France? Don’t panic! These tips will help you save money when exchanging pounds and euros
Enter our competition to win a BlookUp book that allows you to transform your digital photographs into a book
With hamburgers and cappuccinos appearing on menus, France was just about embracing global culture. But will Brexit change this? Paris-based writer Stephen Clarke hopes not
For Kris Hallet and her husband Dave, moving to Béarn in south-west France and renovating a derelict cottage has been hard work, but well worth it. Here’s how they managed the renovation on a small budget
Shop around for the best buys on equipment and materials. Electrical stuff can be very expensive and especially things like wall sockets, which is very frustrating when you have an entire house to install.
When Britain leaves the EU will British expats in France find themselves paying more tax and having their access to healthcare and ability to work in France restricted? Keep up to date with the latest information
A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return
Planning ahead and taking advice early can help you get your finances in order when you move to France. International tax and wealth management advisors, Blevins Franks examine 7 key financial considerations for UK nationals relocating to France
A couple who choose not to get married in France can find themselves paying considerably more inheritance and income tax than married couples. Legal expert Matthew Cameron explains the position
Enter fantastic free competitions from our France magazines as well as exclusive online only contests and win prizes. We also have great reader offers for you to take advantage of so take a look at our latest competitions and offers section so you don’t miss out. Read more
Running a B&B is hard work, especially during the peak summer season, but these tips from other chambres d’hôtes owners will help you survive the summer and make sure your busy months are a success
If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business
Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips