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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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Your entitlement to medical cover in France can be a complex issue, so we’ve asked Johanna Matthews to answer some of your most frequently asked questions
In a discussion with Neil Spoonley, the Maire of Beyssenac in Corrèze, Francis Comby, explains why expats should register on the local electoral roll before 31st December this year
Philip Ryan provides valuable insight into the latest currency situation in the UK and Europe
President François Hollande has announced a change to the capital gains tax system on second home sales in France
A French businessman has put an entire ski station on the market for €550,000, Ben Palfreyman reports
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Finance expert Laura Parsons explains why you should organise exchanging foreign currency long before you move to France so you can take advantage of the benefits
A campaign to save the grand hamster d’Alsace has involved the European Court of Justice and divided communities, says Mark Stratton
Trish Deseine shares her favourite gastronomic haunts
For those with a French holiday home, a long winter let brings benefits, as Glynis Shaw reveals
With a long-held passion for perfumery, Nicholas Jennings has set up his own perfume brand in Languedoc-Roussillon. And it seems, life really is a bed of roses, says Jeremy Josephs
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
Florence Richards takes a look at the recent changes in capital gains tax for second homes in France
David Anderson explains the latest amendments relating to the resale of properties less than five years old
Moving or retiring to France is a dream that many share. We look at how spending your time in France can actually work to your financial advantage
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Sandra Haurant meets an expat who has turned her love of textiles into a thriving upholstery business, which is based in a Gers château
Setting up your own holiday rental in France? Damian Sheridan runs through five essential steps to help make it a success