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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 articles from Living France

Clécy in Calvados is an ideal place to bring up children, says Rachel Johnson

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Have you ever dreamed of buying a derelict or renovated watermill in France, setting it up as a gîte business, private self-sufficient home or even a dream wedding venue? Here are some mill properties in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Normandy,and the Loire Valley for every budget

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With a beautiful coastline, easy access to the UK and affordable property, Manche in Normandy is great choice to start a life in France

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Whether you’re planning your commute or a longer journey across the country here is what to expect from France’s autoroutes and car sharing options

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Her neighbours all think she’s quackers, but for Janine Marsh her ducks are pets, not for the pot

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