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

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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Expats in France
Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of Marin Montagut's map guide, Bonsoir Paris

Enter our competition to win a copy of the map, Bonsoir Paris

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Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

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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Running a business
Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

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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Running a business
Welcome to the brand new Living France app!

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

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July events in France

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
paris plages

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

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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Brexit
The August issue of Living France is out now!

In the August issue of Living France we explore Pas-de-Calais, discover the unspoilt beauty of Charente-Maritime, find out how expats can get involved in France’s book scene and meet a British family living the dream in a fairy tale Breton château

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Brittany
Map of the new regions of France © Archant

France now only has 13 regions instead of 22 - find out what has changed, what the new regions are called and what the new capitals are

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The flower-filled entrance at La Solinière

Dreaming of a happily ever after in France? Running a wedding venue could be just your ticket. Gillian Harvey finds out how Clive Harvey found his storybook ending doing just that in Deux-Sèvres

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Win a copy of Fatal Pusuit in our competition

Enter our competition to win a copy of the novel, Fatal Pursuit

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House in France © Fotolia

Does a Brexit from the EU mean that British expats in France will lose the rights and benefits they currently enjoy? We examine some of the issues at stake

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EU referendum
British children at French schools © haywiremedia / dreamstime

A British child who grew up in France shares her experiences of the French school system and how she coped not speaking any French when she started

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Not just a tourist hotspot, Paris makes the perfect place to live too

As one of the world’s most visited cities, Paris is clearly popular with tourists, but the French capital makes a great place to live too. Here are 10 reasons why Paris is the perfect place to live

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Vineyards around Loubès-Bernac © CDT47

You’ve read plenty about moving to France as a couple or family but what if you are on your own? Can it still work? Meet a Brit who moved on her own and has no regrets

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Expats in France
Living France July issue 2016 is out now!

In the July issue of Living France, we discover beautiful Burgundy, explore rural France by bike and meet a British expat running a tea room in Picardy

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