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Relocating to France? Make sure you prepare these 6 things before the big move to your French property

Less stress, less pressure to grow up fast, more quality family time – no wonder so many British parents choose to raise their children in France

Former teacher and expat mum Kate Coulon’s quintessentially English tea room in the Loire Valley is going down a treat. Here’s how she made it work

Many Brits dream of moving to Brittany and running a B&B or gîte business but what is it really like to live and work there?

When she inherited a ruin of a house in Gers 15 years ago, Paula Middleton decided to take on the challenge, completely renovated it and now lives there on her own

Peter Quaife and Natalie Lynch found their niche in France by running vegan and vegetarian cookery workshops and cycling holidays in the picturesque town of St-Antonin-Noble-Val. They tell us what it’s like

With a bit of help from Escape to the Château stars Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree, British couple Michael and Jonathan transformed a 16th-century château in the Loire Valley into a luxury hotel and wedding venue

British couple Nigel and Claire moved to France to run a glamping business in Tarn-et-Garonne after visiting a property exhibition in the UK two years ago

Actress and writer Carol Drinkwater talks about her love of France and life between her properties in Paris and Provence

Stars of the TV show Escape to the Château, Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree reveal their tips and the lessons they learnt when renovating their French château

Judith Smith and her husband Tony tell us how they moved to Dordogne in 2015 to start a bowls club and gîte business and ended up being filmed by Channel 4 for A New Life in the Sun

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

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

Brit Amanda Pattinson and her husband moved to a small village near Eymet in Dordogne in October 2016 from where she runs her online business selling handmade chocolates

Why I love living in Paris

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Uncovering a new side to Paris is at the heart of Lindsey Tramuta’s blog Lost in Cheeseland. She explains why Paris is her dream place to live

Charmaine Raubenheimer left her native South Africa for a new life running a gîtes business in Bouches-du-Rhône in 2011. She explains what she loves about living in Provence

You’ve read plenty about moving to France as a couple or family but what if you are on your own? Can it still work? Meet a Brit who moved on her own and has no regrets

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

Author Peter May explains how his real life French adventures have influenced his books and why he intends to see out his days in south-west France

Is it easier to live an environmentally friendly life in France? A British family share how they live and run a business in a sustainable way in Normandy

While the vote in favour of Brexit has made some British property buyers in France put their plans on pause, for others, like the Lunsford family, it has persuaded them to go ahead with their move to France

British author Beth Haslam shares her experience of searching for and buying a property in France

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