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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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Property news

FPN August issue 306

August 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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Welcome to the brand new French Property News app!

Introducing the NEW French Property News App

The new French Property News app is available to download now!

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Poll: would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

Would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

We want to know if concerns about a Brexit would stop you buying a property in France. Vote in our poll and let us know what you think

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FPN July issue 305

July 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside the July issue of French Property News

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The Little French Guesthouse

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Currency

How will Brexit impact currency?

Brexit: the impact on the pound and exchange rates

How could Brexit continue to impact upon the value of the pound and the pound-euro exchange rate? What does this mean for me and how to I protect against it?

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

Win! A copy of the map guide, Bonsoir Paris

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

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Light and fresh, scallops make for a perfect summertime supper © Dreamstime

Recipe for pan-fried scallops

Less is more when it comes to showing off the subtle flavours and textures of this popular shellfish, says French cookbook author Rosa Jackson

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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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Tax

Impact of Brexit on taxes for expats © Unclesam / Fotolia

What are the tax implications of a Brexit for British expats?

When Britain leaves the EU will British expats in France find themselves paying more tax and having their access to healthcare and ability to work in France restricted? Keep up to date with the latest information

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Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

Completing your French income tax return

A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Financial considerations when moving to France

7 key financial considerations when moving To France

Planning ahead and taking advice early can help you get your finances in order when you move to France. International tax and wealth management advisors, Blevins Franks examine 7 key financial considerations for UK nationals relocating to France

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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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Working in France

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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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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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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