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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

Professional climber James Pearson never thought he would stay in one place, constantly travelling the world in search of new challenges, before finding happiness at home in Gard

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Languedoc-Roussillon

Nicki and Brendan Chandler's move to Tarn-et-Garonne was driven by their desire for a more sustainable lifestyle and now they're sharing it with guests who stay at their gîte and luxury yurt camp

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Expats in France

Ticking off the long list of things children need for the new school year requires a deft and somewhat ruthless approach. Our favourite comedian shares his tried-and-tested tactics for a successful stationery run

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Ian Moore

A twice daily walk in the French countryside is a staple for Janine Marsh, who never quite knows what she might come across

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Turning a working mill on the Argentor River, in Charente, into a holiday home has been a labour of love for Tom and Claire Harvey and their extended family - and now they're sharing it with others too

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Family holidays

Getting the keys to your first property is a milestone in itself, but Simon Robinson and Chloe Turner have gone one step further by buying their first house together in France

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Hotelier Alex Polizzi received an SOS from a British couple running holiday accommodation in Ariège

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Expats in France

When Chris Bockman moved to Toulouse as a broadcast journalist, little did he know that he would collect enough material for a book of his own

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Midi-Pyrenees

Hannah Fielding has worked on all of her novels at her French home after falling in love with a house on the Côte d'Azur almost two decades ago. She tells us how France has inspired her writing

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

In the latest series, British couples who moved to France were revisited to see if they are still living the dream

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Expats in France

Not only is the property they ultimately bought a world away from Rebecca Randall and husband Greg's original brief, they're not even sure how they chose France in the first place, but they couldn't be happier that they did

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Expats in France

On a quest for a more relaxed pace of life, Phil and Elaine Miles decided to swap the rat race for a converted watermill in Pays de la Loire, where they provide bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation

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Pays de la Loire

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