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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!

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France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

WIN! A copy of France: An Illustrated Miscellany

French Property News has three copies of France: An Illustrated Miscellany to give away

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FPN July issue 293

July 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

WIN! Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

French Property News has two signed copies of Beth Haslam’s memoir Fat Dogs and French Estates to give away

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FPN June 2015 issue

June 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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FPN May 2015 issue 291

May 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Currency

The cost of exchanging significant sums of currency can be frustratingly vague

Currency in France: getting the best exchange deal

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands but it can be a minefield, says Helen Scott. Here she shares her tips on how to navigate it successfully

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Living France August 2015

August 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new August 2015 issue of Living France we explore Gard and Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, meet expats who own a château in Brittany and share a financial checklist for your move to France

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Lake Annecy © Savoie Mont Blanc / Hossel

Haute-Savoie at a glance

With popular ski resorts, spa towns and Annecy as its capital, Haute-Savoie is popular with property buyers looking for an outdoor mountain lifestyle

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Tour de France © A.S.O.

July 2015: events in France

Discover 10 events happening in France in July 2015, including the Tour de France, Bastille Day, medieval festivals, music festivals and a celebration of Breton culture

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Tax

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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French tax: changes to the ‘assurance vie’

Changes to the way assurance vie policies are treated can have a considerable impact on your tax bill. Use Robert Kent’s expert guide to find out how this may affect you

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Tax on renting unfurnished property in France

For those planning to generate an income from their French home, Kate Brehaut considers the tax implications of renting out an unfurnished property in France

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The European Court of Justice ruling: social charges on non-residents is contrary to EU law

Court of Justice of the European Union sanctions the French tax regime imposed on non-residents. Advertising Feature

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

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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Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

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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Setting up a business in France © Fotolia

Guide to setting up a business in France

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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