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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, September 21, 2016

In the October issue of French Property News we take a tour of Rochefort-en-Terre, voted France’s favourite village; explain how to combine period charm with mod cons in your holiday let; and revisit the B&B in St-Antonin-Noble-Val for seasonal hosting tips

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Currency

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

At the beginning of September there has been some recovery in confidence in the Pound and the increase in GBP/EUR means that a €150,000 purchase will cost almost £6,000 less than in August

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Brexit
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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 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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Yesterday, 14:39

Planning to retire to France? Make sure you understand pensions and healthcare and think carefully about where you want to live first

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Wed, 13:02

It’s la rentrée in France and British expat Gillian Harvey is planning how to spend her time now she has waved another of her children off to French school

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Expats in France
Wed, 08:55

In the October issue of Living France we explore three of Tarn’s most enchanting villages, take a tour along the coast of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany, find out how a Scottish chef is shaking up the culinary scene in the French Alps and meet a glass artist in Montmorillon

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Friday, September 23, 2016

You don’t have to break the bank to buy a property on the Riviera, we’ve discovered 7 areas slightly inland that are much cheaper than the major coastal resorts

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Buying guides

Tax

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The French tax system is different to that of the UK, and the interaction between each countries tax laws means there are some important facts for you to be aware of. Make sure you consider these 10 top tips from Blevins Franks first

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Friday, June 24, 2016

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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Brexit
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

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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Working in France

Monday, September 12, 2016

With so many holiday lets on offer in France it can be difficult to attract guests but by following these 11 tips you will make sure your gîte stands out from the crowd

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

If you’re applying for jobs in France then make sure you use this simple guide to write a great French CV in the correct format and make sure you stand out from the other candidates

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Working in France
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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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