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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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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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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

In French towns and villages your neighbours will be an invaluable help to you in a number of ways, so it is worth making friends with them

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Normandy is a popular areas with Brits because of its close proximity to the UK but what is it really like to live there?

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Normandy

Franco-American couple Johann and Lisa Pepin left behind their high-flying jobs in Chicago to take over Johann’s family farm, Les Pastras, in rural Vaucluse where they run Provençal activity tours including truffle hunting and grape harvests

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Diane married a Frenchman and moved from New Jersey to the Loire Valley and she reveals her experience of buying a property and living in France as an American

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Expats in France

Paul Jack and his partner Mark live in St-Antonin-Noble-Val in south-west France and they reveal why they love all of the different seasons in France

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Expats in France

Tackling the French education system? Find out the 10 biggest differences between French and British schools

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Education in France

Helen Skelton recently moved to Canet-Plage near Perpignan after her husband, rugby league player Richie Myler, signed with the Catalan Dragons. She reveals why it the perfect place for her and her young family to live

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Expats in France

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