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5 tips for integrating in France

The French culture and way of life is all part of the big attraction. Here are our 5 tips for making the most of it and integrating into your community

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Luxury chalet in Tignes

Property pick: luxury chalet in Tignes

We’re splashing out with our property pick this week – a luxury chalet in Tignes

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January 2015: events in France

Discover some of the major events happening in France in January 2015. Including festivals celebrating truffles, winegrowers and comic books

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January 2015 issue of Living France

January 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new January 2015 issue of Living France we explore Bouches-du-Rhône, meet a family living in Bordeaux and explain how to set up a business in France

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Ski apartment in Morzine

Property pick: ski apartment

Our property pick this week is this three-bedroom apartment in Morzine, the perfect ski base

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Explore Côtes-d’Armor in Brittany

With its rugged coastline and tranquil countryside, Côtes-d’Armor in Brittany is a department of rich and colourful contrasts, as Patricia Stoughton discovers

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Dinan © Norbert Lambart / Région Bretagne / CRTB

Estate agent interview: Côtes-d’Armor

Thinking about buying a house in Côtes-d’Armor in Brittany? We spoke to local estate agent Robert Welton, of Bel Air Homes, for the inside track on this rural area of France

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5 tips for moving to France as a family

If you are moving to France with children then you need to to think carefully about what you and your family will want out of your new lives. Here are 5 things to consider before making the move

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Maison de la Roche in Languedoc-Roussillon

5 ways to make a living in France

If you need to make a living in France, there are lots of options open to you from running a gîte to finding full-time employment, but make sure you are well prepared

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Savoyard farmhouse in Le Biot

Property pick: Alpine farmhouse

Our property pick this week is this Savoyard farmhouse in the Alps, only 20 minutes from the ski slopes

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A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore

WIN! A copy of A Week in Paris

Enter our competition to win a copy of A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore

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Sue Woodward in her garden

Gardening in Auvergne

A British expat tells us about the difficulties of gardening at a high altitude and shares some tips for other gardeners in Auvergne

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Guide to hunting in France

Hunting is a popular pastime in rural France, but if you are planning to go out hunting make sure you know all the rules and have the correct licences

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Watching French TV is a great way to learn the language © Fotolia

5 tips on learning French

One of the most common tips given by expats in France in to learn the language so we’ve thought of 5 tips for learning French

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Loire Valley farmhouse

Property pick: Loire Valley farmhouse

Our property pick this week is this charming farmhouse in the Loire Valley, full of original features and with three troglodyte homes in the garden

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Choir of the Association Culturelle France-Anglaise d'Aquitaine © Judith Munns

5 tips on making friends in France

Settling into a new area takes time, but there are plenty of ways to make friends and intergrate into your French community. We bring you 5 ways to make friends in France

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