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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!

Property news

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
FPN issue 307 September

In the September issue of French Property News we explore the treasure island of Corsica, offer top tips for making money from a vineyard and look at how to use social media to market your holiday let

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Chalet for sale in Flaine with Astrid Immo

This picturesque chalet for sale is located in Flaine in the French Alps and is a perfect base for regular skiers

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French property for sale
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
FPN August issue 306

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Welcome to the brand new French Property News app!

The new French Property News app is available to download now!

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Monday, July 4, 2016
Poll: would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

We want to know if concerns about a Brexit would stop you buying a property in France. Vote in our poll and let us know what you think

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EU referendum


Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Ways to save money on currency exchange © TheaDesign / Thinkstock

Concerned that poor currency exchange rates could mean you can’t afford to buy property or live in France? Don’t panic! These tips will help you save money when exchanging pounds and euros

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
How will Brexit impact currency?

How could Brexit continue to impact upon the value of the pound and the pound-euro exchange rate? What does this mean for me and how to I protect against it?

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
The impact of a Brexit on finances © James53145 / ThinkstockPhotos

Concerns about a Brexit continue to impact upon exchange rates, but what effect could this have on British property buyers and expats in France?

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EU referendum


Latest articles from Living France

Thu, 09:39
Enter our competition for your chance to win a BlookUp

Enter our competition to win a BlookUp book that allows you to transform your digital photographs into a book

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Wed, 10:43
Stephen Clarke hopes the French will still favour their foreign friends post-Brexit © Tim Wesson

With hamburgers and cappuccinos appearing on menus, France was just about embracing global culture. But will Brexit change this? Paris-based writer Stephen Clarke hopes not

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Tue, 16:54
It took a lot of time and hard graft to get Kris and Dave Hallet's home in the condition it is today

For Kris Hallet and her husband Dave, moving to Béarn in south-west France and renovating a derelict cottage has been hard work, but well worth it. Here’s how they managed the renovation on a small budget

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Expats Dave and Kris's renovated a derelict cottage in Béarn

Shop around for the best buys on equipment and materials. Electrical stuff can be very expensive and especially things like wall sockets, which is very frustrating when you have an entire house to install.

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Impact of Brexit on taxes for expats © Unclesam / Fotolia

When Britain leaves the EU will British expats in France find themselves paying more tax and having their access to healthcare and ability to work in France restricted? Keep up to date with the latest information

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Financial considerations when moving to France

Planning ahead and taking advice early can help you get your finances in order when you move to France. International tax and wealth management advisors, Blevins Franks examine 7 key financial considerations for UK nationals relocating to France


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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tax laws for unmarried couples © Andy Robert Davies

A couple who choose not to get married in France can find themselves paying considerably more inheritance and income tax than married couples. Legal expert Matthew Cameron explains the position

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Working in France

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
How to survive the summer running a B&B © Visuall2 / Dreamstime

Running a B&B is hard work, especially during the peak summer season, but these tips from other chambres d’hôtes owners will help you survive the summer and make sure your busy months are a success

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Expats in France
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Running a business
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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Running a business

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