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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!
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Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted
Making the move across the Channel can be a learning curve, but mastering the French language will be fun and rewarding, as Alice Phillpott explains
Easy for guests to travel to, fantastic local food and beautiful romantic surroundings, what’s not to love about having a party in France, says Rosie Paddon
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When buying property overseas, the strategies you use for exchanging currency can make big differences to how much you pay, says Nadine Rodgers-Callan
This month, an autumnal day out hunting for mushrooms in France takes a surprising turn for Karen Wheeler
This elegant historic house in Mayenne in Pays-de-la-Loire is our favourite French property this week
Thinking about buying a house in Ardèche? We spoke to local estate agent Joachim Brand, of Terra France International Estate Agents, for the inside track on this rural area of France
Enter our competition to win one of dozens of prizes, from ferry tickets to courses at a language school, to celebrate Living France’s 25th anniversary
There are a number of tax implications to consider before making a move to France. Kate Brehaut explains the requirements of French income tax and social surcharges and guides you through the forms you’ll need to complete
Debbie Bradbury explains the different structures and tax regimes available to you should you be planning to start and run a business in France
Alex Romaine explains how taxation works on holiday homes in France and shows how you can save money on furnished and unfurnished rental properties with some simple accounting
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Setting up a B&B or gîte in France is a popular way for expats to earn a living. Kate McNally explains some of the things you need to think about to make your holiday accommodation a success