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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.

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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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Franco-American couple Johann and Lisa Pepin left behind their high-flying jobs in Chicago to take over Johann’s family farm, Les Pastras, in rural Vaucluse where they run Provençal activity tours including truffle hunting and grape harvests

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Latest articles from Living France

It was the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Cévennes National Park that attracted Dutch couple Henk-Jan and Marjoleine Spruijt to start a new life in Lozère, as Henk-Jan explains...

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Find out how a British family transformed a derelict château in Dordogne into this stunning home and B&B

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In French towns and villages your neighbours will be an invaluable help to you in a number of ways, so it is worth making friends with them

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Do you know the correct meanings of some common French false friends? Take our quiz and find out!

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The new French school year is just around the corner and thanks to a new government, this year brings about lots of changes. Here’s what you can expect come September…

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