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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.
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 new March 2015 issue we explore the best places to retire in France, discover the hidden villages of Paris and find out how you can get more property for your money. We’ve also got expert advice on the holiday accommodation market, French mortgages and the tax system in France
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Any film that can name Kristin Scott Thomas and Dame Maggie Smith among its line-up is a draw in itself, but couple that with a story set in Paris – especially one about French property – and it’s seriously one to watch.
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Looking back on an eventful 12 months for the currency markets, Matthew Harris shares his predictions for 2015
French cuisine is famous the world over, particularly for its sweets and pastries.
We share our favourite 6 treats from food writer Mary Cadogan, accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes
Our property pick this week is this renovated farmhouse in Corrèze with two gîtes, chosen by Eve Middleton
Food writer Louise Pickford shares her recipe for the Provence dish daube de boeuf and explores the history behind this warming beef stew
Discover some of the major events happening in France in March 2015, including a half-marathon in Paris, carnivals in Bordeaux and Strasbourg, concerts in the Alps and reduced cinema tickets across France
Kehinde Dauda runs through the new rules for capital gains tax on UK homes sold by non-UK residents, and explains how to minimise their effects
While it might appear to be yet another tax to pay, the taxe d’aménagement is actually a welcome addition for those developing property in France, as Robert Kent explains
Cruise smoothly into the perfect retirement in France by planning all your finances, healthcare insurances and inheritance affairs now, says tax expert Joanna Reintjes
With reforms to the auto-entrepreneur scheme due to come into effect on 1 January 2015, Debbie Bradbury explains how these changes might affect your business
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
A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme
Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know
Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city