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Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes in south-western France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in and buying property in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes

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Aquitaine

Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Aquitaine, Limousin & Poitou-Charentes)

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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Midi-Pyrenees

The Dordogne Valley is home to an enchanting mix of picture-perfect villages that have retained their French countryside charm. Here are 10 places that you should not miss

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Aquitaine

Are you looking for a property for sale in France? Our selection of French properties this month includes a traditional house in Dordogne, a beautiful French château and a pretty cottage in Brittany...

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Aquitaine

Looking for a peaceful rural retreat in the French countryside on a small budget? We found 8 French departments where you can buy a cheap rural house with as few neighbours as possible

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Limousin

With its unbeatable wine and cheese and laissez-faire attitude, there’s nowhere better to retire than France. But which cities are best for growing old in? Here’s the top 10

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Pays de la Loire

When Dutch couple Jan and José bought Château les Merles in Dordogne in 2003 it was a ruin but they have transformed it into this chic home and hotel

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Dordogne

The frigate L’Hermione, a replica of the ship that sailed across the Atlantic to help America win the War of Independence, has set sail again for a tour along the French coast

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Aquitaine

Find your perfect French property with our selection this month! Whether you fancy tackling a bargain renovation project, splashing out on a Provençal house or something in between, one of these French properties for sale is sure to tempt you...

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French property for sale

Being self-employed and not having any savings didn’t stop Julia Douglas and Colin Usher from buying their dream home in south-west France and opening an artistic retreat

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Expats in France

Road trip: explore Charente

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jump in the car and discover the Charente department in western France with our three-day road trip itinerary which takes you through Cognac, Jarnac, Angoulême and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

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Driving in France

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