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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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In the December issue of Living France we make ourselves at home in Alsace, find out how the French celebrate Christmas, explore the beautiful island of Corsica and hear how one couple swapped London life for making wine in Tarn

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Latest articles from Living France

Escape to the Château is back on our screens. We caught up with the stars of the show, Dick and Angel to find out what they’ve been up to since we last saw them

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Across Provence traditional santons start to appear in homes and at Christmas markets. Carol Drinkwater explains what these figures are and how they came to be a Provençal Christmas tradition

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Get in the festive spirit by visiting one of these 12 traditional Christmas markets in France and pick up some French Christmas gifts

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Thinking of spending the festive period in France? Louise Sayers explains 5 key French Christmas and seasonal traditions that you need to know about if you are to celebrate Noël like a local

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Moving to the enchanting village of Cordes-sur-Ciel was a dream come true for Dutch couple Christianne Zeelen and Nico Thomassen. Now running a B&B in the villlage, they are well and truly settled in the French way of life

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