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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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Why I love France even more in the summer

With the arrival of summer, Gillian Harvey takes time to appreciate what’s on her doorstep in the Limousin

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The clasically French interior of Maison de l'Arbre in Aveyron © Suki Stuart

These classic French interiors will have you redecorating immediately

Exposed stone walls, wooden beams, brocante finds, period furniture and finishing touches... These stunning interiors will make you fall in love with a classic French style

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Swimming pool safety rules in France © Kameel4u / dreamstime

Swimming pool safety rules in France

A house with a pool in France is many people’s dream but make sure your swimming pool complies with French safety regulations or you could face a hefty fine

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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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The September issue of Living France is on sale now

September issue of Living France out now!

In September’s eco issue of Living France we explore the Breton department of Morbihan, discover the unspoilt treasures of Jura, find out how France’s vegetarian food scene is on the rise and meet a family who run eco friendly gîtes in Normandy

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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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With the shops shut, Sundays are a day for family outings

Why do shops in France shut on Sunday?

Being prepared for the shops to be shut on public holidays in France has taken some getting used to for mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, who now happily embraces family time over convenience shopping

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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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Welcome to the brand new Living France app!

Introducing the NEW Living France Magazine App

The new Living France magazine app is available to download now!

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July events in France

From flower festivals to outdoor theatre festivities and open-air music concerts, there are so many ways to make sure you have fun in the sun in France this July

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How will Brexit affect British expats living in France? © Valery109 / Dreamstime

Brexit: Will British expats still be able to live in France?

When Britain leaves the EU will Brits living in France need to apply for residency and work visas, be able to access healthcare and vote in local elections? Will Brits still be able to retire in France? We try and answer these questions and keep you up-to-date

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