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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

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

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

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

Normandy is a popular areas with Brits because of its close proximity to the UK but what is it really like to live there?

French school children can expect healthy three-course meals for lunch and Gillian Harvey believes that these school dinners have given her children a varied diet and a good attitude to food

Diane married a Frenchman and moved from New Jersey to the Loire Valley and she reveals her experience of buying a property and living in France as an American

If you’ve moved to France, you’ve probably started integrating into French life and adapating to the products you find here. But there will always be those little things you miss from the UK. These are some of the common British products you won’t find in France

Paul Jack and his partner Mark live in St-Antonin-Noble-Val in south-west France and they reveal why they love all of the different seasons in France

Helen Skelton recently moved to Canet-Plage near Perpignan after her husband, rugby league player Richie Myler, signed with the Catalan Dragons. She reveals why it the perfect place for her and her young family to live

First-time buyer Sam Cash couldn’t afford to buy a property in London but found that he could buy a renovation project in the south of France which he has transformed into this stunning house

Leslie Rayney and Teo Leyssen enjoy a serene, rural lifestyle in the Ardèche mountains. This sounds idyllic and is a dream for many but what is it really like to live in the middle of nowhere in France?

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

Chris Millinship has had many guests stay at his B&B in Dordogne, but none quite as famous as James Martin, who stayed with Chris during his popular television series

British expat Rosie Hill grows a variety of fruit and vegetables in her Normandy garden that she uses to cook for the family throughout the year

Life in France has turned out to be very different to how she thought it might be, but for mum-of-five, Gillian Harvey, living in this rural heartland couldn’t be better

When Britain leaves the EU will Brits living in France need to apply for residency and work visas, be able to access healthcare and vote in local elections? Will Brits still be able to retire in France? As Article 50 is triggered, we try and answer these questions

From city life to countryside living, these expat blogs offer an interesting insight into life in France with lots of advice for others moving to France

Stars of the Channel 4 series, A New Life in the Sun, Lyndsay and Richard Watterson, took a break from their filming schedule to reveal how setting up a gîte business in France made them stars of the screen...

Having lived in France for 20 years, Mark Sampson and his family decided to celebrate by becoming French citizens. He explains the process for those thinking of doing the same

A British couple reveal how they welcomed TV chef James Martin into their B&B in southern France and came to have a starring role in his new TV programme James Martin’s French Adventure

British expat Katherine Forshaw has found that the seasons in France are more pronounced than the UK and that she needs to be careful what she plants and when

A love of food and wine inspired two expat couples to set up a business running gourmet weekends and wine tours in Dordogne - find out how they did it

After living in France for several years, Ian Moore finds that people are turning to him for advice but he doesn’t know the answers!

When moving to France, many parents have concerns about how their children will cope learning French, we asked two experts whether there is an optimum age to move and how you can help your children learn

It’s not just the lack of turkey and Brussels sprouts that makes Christmas in France a different affair, says Gillian Harvey

Ian Moore ensures British Christmas traditions are observed while enjoying Christmas in France with his wife’s French family

Escape to the Château is back on our screens. We caught up with the stars of the show, Dick and Angel to find out what they’ve been up to since we last saw them

Across Provence traditional santons start to appear in homes and at Christmas markets. Carol Drinkwater explains what these figures are and how they came to be a Provençal Christmas tradition

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