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Welcome to Living France, the essential guide for anyone who dreams of a new life in France. All you need to know about buying a property, moving to France and either starting a successful business or enjoying a peaceful retirement can be found here.

Be inspired by our real-life stories of people who’ve already made the move across the Channel, alongside invaluable practical advice on everything from legal and financial issues to property and renovation.

We focus on the very best locations in which to start your new life, with tips from expats living in France and advice from the professionals. Add to that the very best of French food, wine and interiors, not to mention help with language learning, and you have the perfect companion to help you find the life of which you’ve always dreamed. À bientôt!

Latest issue

Living France is celebrating its 30th birthday! In this November issue, we look back at past issues of the magazine, readers discuss what made them fall for France, plus we visit Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence, and have the usual expert advice and language games

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Latest articles from Living France

What are the practicalities of doing the supermarket shop in France? Read on for the stores you'll see across the country, the prices you can expect to pay and what you will and won't find in the aisles

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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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Enter our competition for your chance to win Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table by Carole Bumpus

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There's a spectacular new French tourist attraction to add to your list - The Calais Dragon has caused a stir parading though the northern town and will soon be offering tours

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The English chef and restaurateur travels from Normandy to Provence searching for France's best-kept gastronomic secrets, and has published a new recipe book to accompany his new series Rick Stein's Secret France

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