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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 June issue of Living France we find out what it’s like to live along the Basque coast in France’s south-west corner, meet a couple who run a B&B near Le Mans, find out how one family found their forever home in Dordogne and look at the guidelines for moving to France with your pets

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Latest articles from Living France

Ideally living in France would mean drinking wine, eating cheese and shopping at the local market but unfortunately most people also need to earn a living to fund their new life in France. So where in France offers the best work-life balance?

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Retirement in France can be idyllic but make sure you plan ahead and take the necessary legal steps to ensure you can relax and enjoy your golden years in France

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Taxe foncière is one of the property taxes homeowners have to pay in France. Find out what it is, how it is calculated and who is exempt from paying it

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Paul Jack and his partner Mark moved to St-Antonin-Noble-Val in July 2015 and opened their own chambres d’hôtes business in August. They reveal what it is like to run a B&B in France all year round

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French food has a reputation for being rich and hearty, and that’s why we love it. But these classic dishes will let you indulge in French cuisine without counting the calories. Bon appétit!

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