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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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In the March issue of Living France we find out what it’s like to live in Gironde, meet the British women leading their own vegetarian revolution, discover three places in France with a famous product and step inside a charmingly renovated 18th-century silk farm in Uzès

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Latest articles from Living France

Don’t be put off by tales of difficult bureaucracy and years waiting! Mark Sampson shares his tips on applying for French citizenship having just completed the process himself

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National holidays in France in May

Thursday, February 16, 2017

There are three national holidays in France in May this year, when many businesses close for the day. If you are planning a trip to France this month make sure you know when they are so you don’t get caught out!

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How to choose a mutuelle

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Finding the right mutuelle (top-up health insurance) in France can be enough to make you feel ill. But considering these points will help you make the right choice

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In the March issue of Living France we find out what it’s like to live in Gironde, meet the British women leading their own vegetarian revolution, discover three places in France with a famous product and step inside a charmingly renovated 18th-century silk farm in Uzès

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Are the hours of noon until 2 still sacrosanct in France or is the traditional French lunchtime under threat?

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