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Running a luxury guesthouse in Picardy

Once their children had flown the nest, one expat couple finally got time to turn their family house in Picardy in northern France into a luxury guesthouse

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6 tips for buying a mobile home in France

Before you start viewing mobile homes in France to buy you will need to decide what type of park and where you want to buy. Here are 6 questions to answer before you buy a mobile home

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How to find a job in France

Unless you are retired or have already made millions you will need to find a way to earn an income in France. Find out how to find job vacancies in France, how to write a French CV and how to apply for a job in France

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5 things I learned when my children started a French school

Starting a French school is a steep learning curve for children but it also proves an education for parents too. From how to communicate with other parents to the differences between school meals, here are 5 things I learnt when my children started school in France

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February 2016 issue of Living France

February 2016 issue of Living France out now!

In the new February 2016 issue of Living France we explore Tarn, reveal where to buy if you want an expat community nearby and explain how to try before you buy in France…

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Life in Charente © Au Bellefleur

Could you commute from Charente to London?

Expats Darren and Franca Porter run a B&B in Charente but Darren also commutes from Charente to London every week. Find out how he does it and why he thinks life in France is worth the travelling

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Maison Tamarin in Saint-Jean-de-Luz © Maison Tamarin

What is life like running a B&B in France?

Former rugby player Jamie Rennie moved from the UK to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in southern France to run a B&B overlooking the Atlantic coast. Find out how he did it and what life is like as a B&B owner in France

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Teaching English in France

France is many people’s dream destination, but life here can be isolating if you are not working or don’t speak French

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Living France January 2016

January 2016 issue of Living France out now!

In the new January 2016 issue of Living France we explore France’s sunniest regions, share our expert guide to learning French and find out how the local political system works…

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Plaint for Provence by Jean Gill

WIN! A copy of the novel Plaint for Provence

Enter our competition to win a copy of historical novel Plaint for Provence by Jean Gill

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The Champagne Guide 2016-17

WIN! A copy of The Champagne Guide 2016-17

Enter our competition to win a copy of The Champagne Guide 2016-17

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Richard and Nancy Harrison moved from San Francisco to Sarthe

Why did this American couple move from San Francisco to rural France?

Would you move from San Francisco to Sarthe? This American couple did and they love their new life running an elegant chambres d’hôtes in a historic house in rural France

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Holiday let in France © Mariano Ruiz / Dreamstime

6 essential skills you need to run a holiday let in France

You need plenty of varied skills to run a holiday let in France, from DIY to customer service skills – do you have what it takes?

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Lille Christmas market © OTCL Lille / Laurent Ghesquiere

9 festive events in France in December 2015

France is a magical place in December with traditional marchés de Noël in almost every town but there is also a turkey parade and a Christmas swim in the Mediterranean to look forward to...

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Callian in Var © Pierre Behar

Exploring Var in southern France

Stretching from Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean coast through mountains and forest to the Alps and the Gorges du Verdon, the department of Var in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is certainly diverse and popular with those looking for a life in the sun

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Les Escavalins olive farm in Var © Gerry Whitcombe-Power

Expat life: running an olive farm in Var

An olive farm in Var in Provence captured the hearts of British couple Gerry and Mark Whitcombe-Power, and they transformed the rundown farm into a gîte business and now produce their own AOC olive oil. Find out how they did it

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