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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 Oct issue on sale

October 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue – holiday business special

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Last Chance in the Pyrénées by Julia Stagg

WIN! A copy of Last Chance in the Pyrénées

Enter our competition to win a copy of Last Chance in the Pyrénées by Julia Stagg

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Nine stunning French proporties with gardens

9 of the best French properties for sale with gardens

From an easy-to-maintain courtyard garden to a few acres, most househunters trying to find a property in France want some outside space to enjoy al fresco lunches and indulge their green-fingered passions. Here are just a few of the many properties with gardens on France Property Shop.

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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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Property search


Money talks: opening a French bank account

Opening a French bank account

Opening a French bank account will help you organise your finances and keep track of mortgage payments and bills. Laurent Galy explains the basics of banking in France

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Latest articles from Living France

Apartment in Nice for 693,000 euros

3 properties on the French Riviera

With its sunshine, good food and glamourous Mediterranean resorts, the French Riviera is always popular with property buyers. Here are three properties for sale along the Côte d’Azur

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21 French words to help with your DIY or renovation project

Planning to undertake a renovation project or do some DIY in France? Here are 21 French words that you will need to know

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5 things to know about architects and surveyors in France

If you are buying a property in France or organising building work on your property then you will need to know how architects and surveyors work in France. Here are 5 things to be aware of

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Transferring money abroad

Being prepared and doing your research can save you a lot of money when tackling the volatile foreign exchange market. Laura Parsons, of TorFX, explains how using a currency broker can help protect you from fluctuations in the exhange rates

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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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Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

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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