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British expat Rosie Hill grows a variety of fruit and vegetables in her Normandy garden that she uses to cook for the family throughout the year

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Expats in France

Moving to a new country can be daunting and feel lonely, but follow our tried and tested tips for making new friends in France and your social calendar will soon be packed

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Life in France has turned out to be very different to how she thought it might be, but for mum-of-five, Gillian Harvey, living in this rural heartland couldn’t be better

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A year in my garden in Normandy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

British expat Rosie Hill grows a variety of fruit and vegetables in her Normandy garden that shes uses to cook for the family throughout the year...

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From city life to countryside living, these expat blogs offer an interesting insight into life in France with lots of advice for others moving to France

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Expats in France

Stars of the Channel 4 series, A New Life in the Sun, Lyndsay and Richard Watterson, took a break from their filming schedule to reveal how setting up a gîte business in France made them stars of the screen...

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Don’t be put off by tales of difficult bureaucracy and years waiting! Mark Sampson shares his tips on applying for French citizenship having just completed the process himself

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Brexit

From learning French to sorting out your finances, here are 11 things you need to do before you move to France

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Are the hours of noon until 2 still sacrosanct in France or is the traditional French lunchtime under threat?

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Ian Moore

Having lived in France for 20 years, Mark Sampson and his family decided to celebrate by becoming French citizens. He explains the process for those thinking of doing the same

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Expats in France

A British couple reveal how they welcomed TV chef James Martin into their B&B in southern France and came to have a starring role in his new TV programme James Martin’s French Adventure

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British expat Katherine Forshaw has found that the seasons in France are more pronounced than the UK and that she needs to be careful what she plants and when

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Limousin

Being vegetarian in France hasn’t always been easy. But with an increase in vegetarian and vegan restaurants, things are gradually starting to change, says Mark Sampson

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A love of food and wine inspired two expat couples to set up a business running gourmet weekends and wine tours in Dordogne - find out how they did it

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Running a business

After living in France for several years, Ian Moore finds that people are turning to him for advice but he doesn’t know the answers!

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Ian Moore

Moving to the enchanting village of Cordes-sur-Ciel was a dream come true for Dutch couple Christianne Zeelen and Nico Thomassen. Now running a B&B in the village, they are well and truly settled in the French way of life

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Ad Feature: Love France and looking for love in France?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Success in finding a new partner can take a lot of time and effort these days. You need to find a dating site that is right for you and your needs; a site that is designed and run by experts - a site designed to ensure your success

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It’s not just the lack of turkey and Brussels sprouts that makes Christmas in France a different affair, says Gillian Harvey

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Gillian Harvey

Ian Moore ensures British Christmas traditions are observed while enjoying Christmas in France with his wife’s French family

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Ian Moore

Escape to the Château is back on our screens. We caught up with the stars of the show, Dick and Angel to find out what they’ve been up to since we last saw them

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