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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.

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FPN issue 307 September

September 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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Chalet for sale in Flaine with Astrid Immo

Picturesque chalet for sale in the French Alps

This picturesque chalet for sale is located in Flaine in the French Alps and is a perfect base for regular skiers

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FPN August issue 306

August 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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Welcome to the brand new French Property News app!

Introducing the NEW French Property News App

The new French Property News app is available to download now!

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Poll: would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

Would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

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

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Ways to save money on currency exchange © TheaDesign / Thinkstock

Ways to save money on currency exchange

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

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Latest articles from Living France

Enter our competition for your chance to win a BlookUp

Win! A copy of a digital picture book, BlookUp

Enter our competition to win a BlookUp book that allows you to transform your digital photographs into a book

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Stephen Clarke hopes the French will still favour their foreign friends post-Brexit © Tim Wesson

Are foreigners in or out of favour with the French?

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

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It took a lot of time and hard graft to get Kris and Dave Hallet's home in the condition it is today

Renovating a property in France on a budget

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

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Expats Dave and Kris's renovated a derelict cottage in Béarn

8 tips for renovating in France on a 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.

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Impact of Brexit on taxes for expats © Unclesam / Fotolia

What are the tax implications of a Brexit for British expats?

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

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Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

Completing your French income tax return

A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Financial considerations when moving to France

7 key financial considerations when moving To France

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


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Tax laws for unmarried couples © Andy Robert Davies

Tax rules for unmarried couples in 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

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Working in France

How to survive the summer running a B&B © Visuall2 / Dreamstime

How to survive the summer season running a B&B

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

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Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

Understand the French micro-entreprise regime

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

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Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

11 tips for running a successful property management 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

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