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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

Wed, 09:06

In the November issue of French Property News we explore the super south-west to help you find a home in this special corner of France; consider the practicalities of running gîtes and chambres d’hôtes; discover some of France’s finest walled towns; and our special ski focus provides an update on the ski property market and the latest investment opportunities

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Tue, 16:25

The French property market is looking strong with transactions up 15%, prices stable and no noticeable impact from Brexit

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Mon, 15:27

Enter our competition to win a copy of Karen Wheeler’s new book: Sweet Encore

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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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Monday, October 10, 2016

With the announcement of a deadline for the enactment of Article 50, the value of the pound fell. Currency experts explain the drop, look at what might happen next and reveal how French property buyers can safeguard their budget and seize any opportunities

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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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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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Latest articles from Living France

Wed, 16:08

Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of the book, The Last Will and Testament of Daphné Le Marche

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Mon, 14:46

As Gillian Harvey explains the concept of Bonfire Night to her baffled French neighbours, she realises how much she enjoys the best of both French and English culture

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Gillian Harvey
Friday, October 14, 2016

One of the best ways to find out if France is the place for you is to take out a long winter let in the area you’re thinking of moving to. Here’s how and what you need to think about

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Small budget? You can buy a French property for less than €100,000 in all of these 8 departments in France

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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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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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