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Brit Amanda Pattinson and her husband moved to a small village near Eymet in Dordogne in October 2016 from where she runs her online business selling handmade chocolates

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Dordogne

Why I love living in Paris

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Uncovering a new side to Paris is at the heart of Lindsey Tramuta’s blog Lost in Cheeseland. She explains why Paris is her dream place to live

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Paris

Being self-employed and not having any savings didn’t stop Julia Douglas and Colin Usher from buying their dream home in south-west France and opening an artistic retreat

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Expats in France

Charmaine Raubenheimer left her native South Africa for a new life running a gîtes business in Bouches-du-Rhône in 2011. She explains what she loves about living in Provence

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12 reasons to live in Brittany

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Not sure where in France to live? We’ve come up with 12 reasons why Brittany is the perfect place to settle down...

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Brittany

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

From tips on buying the right property to integrating with the locals, eight expats who have already moved to France share their advice for those of you thinking of making the move

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It can take some time to find your feet after moving somewhere new but follow these tips and you’ll soon be fully integrated and feel right at home in France

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TV presenter and interior designer Linda Barker tells us how she bought a house in Provence with her husband and two friends and why she loves life in the south of France

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Find out how a British family transformed a derelict château in Dordogne into this stunning home and B&B

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Dordogne

Author Peter May explains how his real life French adventures have influenced his books and why he intends to see out his days in south-west France

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Expats in France

Not sure where you should live in France? Take our quiz and find out...

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Apester poll/quiz

As the third series of Escape to the Château starts in the UK, Dick and Angel take us behind the scenes of the TV series and reveal why hosting weddings at their French château is a dream come true

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After living in France for 30 years, Charles Timoney decided to apply to become a French citizen. Find out why and his experience of the application process

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Brexit

Is it easier to live an environmentally friendly life in France? A British family share how they live and run a business in a sustainable way in Normandy

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Normandy

In the first step towards setting up a B&B-gîte business, Ian Moore pays a visit to see his local mayor

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It was the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Cévennes National Park that attracted Dutch couple Henk-Jan and Marjoleine Spruijt to start a new life in Lozère, as Henk-Jan explains...

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Dordogne has long been a firm favourite with Brits looking for a new life in France and with the picturesque villages, great food and surprisingly cheap property prices, it’s easy to see why

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Dordogne

While the vote in favour of Brexit has made some British property buyers in France put their plans on pause, for others, like the Lunsford family, it has persuaded them to go ahead with their move to France

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Expats in France

British author Beth Haslam shares her experience of searching for and buying a property in France

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Expats in France

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