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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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Crêpes and Galettes from the Breizh Café

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FPN September issue 295

September 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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Find thousands of properties for sale across France

Thinking about buying a property in France?

The French Property Exhibition at Olympia Central, London on 18-20 September offers all the information and inspiration you need

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Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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French Property News August 2015 issue 294

August 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Currency

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Currency Q&A: Exchange rates

Laura Parsons of TorFX talks about transferring savings to France

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Latest articles from Living France

Cycling in Haute-Vienne © The Songbirds

Running a cycling business and B&B in Limousin

A twist of fate bought Chris and Charlotte Nightingale to Haute-Vienne where they set up a B&B and a bicycle repair service

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Back to school in France © Andy Robert Davies

Ian Moore: back to school in France

As France prepares for the back to school rentrée, Ian Moore thinks he’s made a discovery about the effect of heavy school bags on the health and height of the French population

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Inheritance rules for expats © Andy Robert Davies

How will new EU inheritance rules affect expats in France?

Much has been written about the new EU inheritance rules and how they can be used but it is not immediately clear how expats in France will be affected. Expert in French law, Matthew Cameron lists some of the major points

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Living France Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new Autumn 2015 issue of Living France we explore the city of Bordeaux and its department Gironde and bring you all the inspiration and expert advice you need for your renovation project in France

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Tax

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A guide to capital gains tax

Money matters can be tricky when you live with one foot on either side of the Channel, so let Rupert Holderness guide you through the muddy waters of capital gains tax

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French Village

French social charges explained

Sean O’Connor examines the controversy surrounding social contributions and asks: will the French government give way?

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French Country Cottages

Tax to pay when renting out property in France

Thinking of running a holiday let in France? Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of this type of venture and shares how you can best prepare for the current legislations

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Rooftops in Viviers, France

Changes to French social charges

Following the news of a major reversal in French social charges legislation, Kehinde Dauda explains how this might affect your investments in France

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Setting up a business in France © Fotolia

Guide to setting up a business in France

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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