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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!
Be part of one of the 40,000 people visiting the original and largest France forums on the web. The France forum has been running since 2000 and is one of, if not THE original forums about France on the web for English speakers. Read more
A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue – holiday business special
Enter our competition to win a copy of Last Chance in the Pyrénées by Julia Stagg
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.
A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue
The French Property Exhibition at Olympia Central, London on 18-20 September offers all the information and inspiration you need
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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
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
Planning to undertake a renovation project or do some DIY in France? Here are 21 French words that you will need to know
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
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
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
Sean O’Connor examines the controversy surrounding social contributions and asks: will the French government give way?
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
Following the news of a major reversal in French social charges legislation, Kehinde Dauda explains how this might affect your investments in France
Enter fantastic free competitions from our France magazines as well as exclusive online only contests and win prizes. We also have great reader offers for you to take advantage of so take a look at our latest competitions and offers section so you don’t miss out. Read more
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
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