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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!

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Dordogne guide

An insider’s guide to Dordogne in the south-west of France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to visit and live in and where to buy property in Dordogne

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French Property News February issue 300

February 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

Celebrating 300 issues of French Property News – a preview of what you’ll find inside

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FPN January 2016 issue 299

January 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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The France Show returns in January

Prepare for a great day out as the UK’s biggest celebration of France returns to London Olympia

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Paris Cocktails: The Art of French Drinking

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How could a ‘Brexit’ affect your French property purchase?

What might happen if there was a British exit from the European Union? Ollie Carpenter looks at how it could impact any future property purchases in France

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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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French vocabulary to start a business in France

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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French Valentine’s Day recipes

If you’re choosing to stay in rather than dine out this Valentine’s Day then impress your other half by creating a delicious, romantic French dinner with these easy recipes

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Tax

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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10 French tax residency myths debunked

When it comes to tax residency, Kehinde Dauda believes that the vast amount of confusion can easily be eradicated by busting a few common myths

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Tax residency rules for France and the UK explained

Where are you resident for tax purposes? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Tax expert Rob Kay explains the tax residency rules for France and the UK

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Tax credits for renovation work in France

Tax credits are available for renovation projects in France, particularly for making a property more energy efficient. Tax expert Rob Kay explains what’s available and how credits are applied

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Working in France

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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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Running a business in France © Alexi TAUZIN - Fotolia

French vocabulary to start a business in France

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business 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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