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

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Dordogne

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

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

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

First-time buyer Sam Cash couldn’t afford to buy a property in London but found that he could buy a renovation project in the south of France which he has transformed into this stunning house

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Expats in France

Leslie Rayney and Teo Leyssen enjoy a serene, rural lifestyle in the Ardèche mountains. This sounds idyllic and is a dream for many but what is it really like to live in the middle of nowhere in France?

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Rhone-Alpes

Paul Jack and his partner Mark moved to St-Antonin-Noble-Val in July 2015 and opened their own chambres d’hôtes business in August. They reveal what it is like to run a B&B in France all year round

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Expats in France

Chris Millinship has had many guests stay at his B&B in Dordogne, but none quite as famous as James Martin, who stayed with Chris during his popular television series

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Expats in France

Inviting neighbours over for an apéritif and shopping at the local market are among Nick Matthews’ favourite things about life in Albi

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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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Expats in France

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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Expats in France

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