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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

Yesterday, 12:38
Nine stunning French proporties with gardens

From an easy-to-maintain courtyard garden to a few acres, most househunters trying to find a property in France want some outside space to enjoy al fresco lunches and indulge their green-fingered passions. Here are just a few of the many properties with gardens on France Property Shop.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Crêpes and Galettes from the Breizh Café

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
FPN September issue 295

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Find thousands of properties for sale across France

The French Property Exhibition at Olympia Central, London on 18-20 September offers all the information and inspiration you need

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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Currency

Wed, 11:30
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Laura Parsons of TorFX talks about transferring savings to France

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Blacktower financial management

Blacktower advises on some of the financial challenges that expatriates face when moving to France PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes

Planning your currency transfers can help you to maximise your pension payments and get more from your retirement in France, says Laura Parsons

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Latest articles from Living France

Thu, 10:03
Childcare in France © Fotolia

France has the reputation of having one of the best childcare systems in the world. We take a look at the different childcare options available from childminders to after-school clubs

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Cycling in Haute-Vienne © The Songbirds

A twist of fate bought Chris and Charlotte Nightingale to Haute-Vienne where they set up a B&B and a bicycle repair service

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Mon, 08:34
Back to school in France © Andy Robert Davies

As France prepares for the back to school rentrée, Ian Moore thinks he’s made a discovery about the effect of heavy school bags on the health and height of the French population

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Friday, August 28, 2015
Inheritance rules for expats © Andy Robert Davies

Much has been written about the new EU inheritance rules and how they can be used but it is not immediately clear how expats in France will be affected. Expert in French law, Matthew Cameron lists some of the major points

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Tax

Friday, August 21, 2015
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Money matters can be tricky when you live with one foot on either side of the Channel, so let Rupert Holderness guide you through the muddy waters of capital gains tax

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Saturday, August 8, 2015
French Village

Sean O’Connor examines the controversy surrounding social contributions and asks: will the French government give way?

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
French Country Cottages

Thinking of running a holiday let in France? Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of this type of venture and shares how you can best prepare for the current legislations

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Rooftops in Viviers, France

Following the news of a major reversal in French social charges legislation, Kehinde Dauda explains how this might affect your investments in France

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Working in France

Monday, June 1, 2015
Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Setting up a business in France © Fotolia

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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