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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, July 20, 2016
FPN August issue 306

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
Welcome to the brand new French Property News app!

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

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Monday, July 4, 2016
Poll: would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

We want to know if concerns about a Brexit would stop you buying a property in France. Vote in our poll and let us know what you think

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EU referendum
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
FPN July issue 305

A preview of what you’ll find inside the July issue of French Property News

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Little French Guesthouse

Enter our competition to win a copy of The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard

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Currency

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
How will Brexit impact currency?

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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Brexit
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The impact of a Brexit on finances © James53145 / ThinkstockPhotos

Concerns about a Brexit continue to impact upon exchange rates, but what effect could this have on British property buyers and expats in France?

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EU referendum
Monday, February 22, 2016
Beat the banks by using a currency broker © iStock

Use a currency broker, such as FC Exchange, to save money on your overseas transfers compared to high street banks

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Latest articles from Living France

Tue, 16:14
With the shops shut, Sundays are a day for family outings

Being prepared for the shops to be shut on public holidays in France has taken some getting used to for mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, who now happily embraces family time over convenience shopping

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Expats in France
Tue, 11:51
Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of Marin Montagut's map guide, Bonsoir Paris

Enter our competition to win a copy of the map, Bonsoir Paris

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Mon, 14:09
Light and fresh, scallops make for a perfect summertime supper © Dreamstime

Less is more when it comes to showing off the subtle flavours and textures of this popular shellfish, says French cookbook author Rosa Jackson

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French recipes
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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Running a business

Tax

Friday, June 24, 2016
Impact of Brexit on taxes for expats © Unclesam / Fotolia

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
Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

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
Financial considerations when moving to France

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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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tax laws for unmarried couples © Andy Robert Davies

A couple who choose not to get married in France can find themselves paying considerably more inheritance and income tax than married couples. Legal expert Matthew Cameron explains the position

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Working in France

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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Running a business
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Running a business
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Holiday let in France © Mariano Ruiz / Dreamstime

You need plenty of varied skills to run a holiday let in France, from DIY to customer service skills – do you have what it takes?

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