Real Life

Musicians Peter Evans and Ema Augustyniak moved from Brighton to a regional park in central France to host singing, yoga and meditation retreats

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Limousin

Budget-conscious expat and Living France columnist Laura Harley embraced a more frugal way of life when she moved to Limousin in 2018. Here she shares some of her savvy money-saving tips for spending less without sacrificing quality of life

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When school friends Gillian and Linda from Edinburgh lost touch at the age of nine, little did they know they were destined to find each other again at their local choir in Deux-Sèvres

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Retired but not tired? Retiring but not shy? A move to France could be a great chance to get fit, learn new skills and take time to care for yourself and others, says Ruth Wood

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Expats in France

Vanessa Howard and William McDonald have created a vintage fashion museum at their French home to give their gîte business a cutting edge

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France has long been associated with l'amour and Chris and Quentin's story of love and life in Nantes is a heart-warming read

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When Mike and Joss Tucker and their two sons moved to Ariège to start a new life in France, they didn't expect to be welcoming straight-talking hotelier Alex Polizzi to their home a few years later

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Midi-Pyrenees

Memorable conversations with taxi drivers in the French capital inspired Nicky Gentil to put pen to paper and write her new book, Taxi Tales from Paris

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Ile-de-France

St Jean Retreats, in Tarn, is a beautiful family home which also welcomes yoga, art and wellness retreats

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Midi-Pyrenees

Vanessa Williamson and her husband Matthew arrived in Mayenne from Australia in March 2018 and were keen to embrace French traditions for their first Christmas in France

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Clinical psychologist Francis Merson moved from Australia to Paris to open an English-speaking practice in mid-2019, and working with expat families in the French capital is proving to be particularly rewarding

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Louise Russell moved to Hauts-de-France with her parents and partner Ben Hales where they run a stylish gîte in the heart of the countryside

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Running a business

If you're wondering how easy or difficult it might be to make friends and connections in France, this handy advice might help

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Expats in France

After honing her skills in Oxford, British-American Caroline Conner started her own wine tasting business in Lyon

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Rhone-Alpes

To celebrate Living France magazine's 30th birthday, columnist Janine Marsh shares 30 things she loves about France, from pâtisserie and Paris to work-life balance

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A life-changing event inspired Sarah Dougall to follow her dreams of learning a new language and becoming a better skier, both of which she has fulfilled with a move to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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An uncompromisingly practical approach to owning a home in France has led to a wonderful retreat for Anne-Marie Smith and her family, and a successful business venture too

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Expats in France

Having acquired his French passport, Ian Moore is eager for a bit of pomp and circumstance to celebrate and prove his Frenchness

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Escape to the Château:DIY is back for a third series visiting more Brits who run a château in France, including the owners of Château de Rosières en Vivarais in Ardèche

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Renovating in France

These three women based in France are doing their bit for the planet by using recycled materials in their innovative designs

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Expats in France

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