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Expats in France

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

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

If done right, gifting your home in France to the next generation can save them from a big tax bill as Matthew Cameron explains

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

Whether you are a sole trader, self-employed or employed, here is the lowdown on where to do you self assessment tax return if you live in France

The UK government has published an update on the rights of UK nationals in the European Union after Brexit. The latest information covers living and working in an EU country, uprated UK pensions, access to healthcare, taxation, and voting rights

Keen to give her children the gift of bilingualism, Antonia Beauvoisin-Brown moved to Alpes-Maritimes 10 years ago and saw a gap in the market for a business that would benefit her family and the local community

Ad Feature French vs UK Inheritance Tax

Thursday, July 25, 2019

When it comes to the inheritance of property, the UK and France have very different tax systems. But which is better and are you able to choose? Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in the International and Cross-Border (ICB) team at Stone King LLP, explains

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

In the space of a year, France has rocketed up the rankings of favoured destinations for Brits to start new life abroad

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

Mary Hall presents a basic guide to setting up house insurance, bank account and electricity, water and mains gas services for your new French property

Struggling to feel at home in your French community? If you don't have a local expat support group, you could always set one up yourself, suggests Sally Dixon

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

When American baking sensation Frank Barron relocated to Paris from San Francisco with his partner he thought it would just be for a year, but the city got under their skin. Six years later, the pair are still in the French capital and they couldn't be happier

Hundreds of Francophiles are expected to descend on Wetherby Racecourse for Yorkshire's annual French Property Exhibition on 18-19 May.

Brexit or no Brexit, France is still very much open for business, says Sally Stone as she shares some words of wisdom and encouragement for those keen to live and work across the Channel

When voiceover artist Celia Ford Drummond realised she could live and work anywhere she moved to Provence and embraced a new career as a wedding celebrant. She explains how she helps couples to get married in France

A cancer diagnosis in 2014 prompted Trevor Thompson and his wife Kay to leave Milton Keynes for a decommissioned watermill in Sarthe, which they have transformed into a home with two gîtes. Here's how they did it

It's never too late for a grown-up gap year, even if you have children in tow. As Amy Jones embarks on a new life in Deux-Sèvres with her husband Richard and two their young sons, she shares her advice on planning and funding a year abroad in France

Premium How to find a GP in France

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

France might be experiencing a shortage of general practitioners but that doesn't mean you won't be able to find a GP willing to take on new patients. Here's what you need to know about finding and registering with a doctor when you move to France

When Heidi Smith and her family moved to rural Haute Vienne to set up a holiday business, they kept getting distracted by the glorious wildlife - until they spotted a golden opportunity to make it a key part of their B&B and gîte business

Do couples in UK civil partnerships need to enter into a French one before buying property in France? Stefano Lucatello has the answers

A beautiful property, along with peace and tranquillity and a warmer climate, attracted Bea White and Derek Connor to Maison Pyron in Ste-Colombe, Landes, which they now run as charming family-friendly holiday accommodation

From finding a reputable removals firm to packing fragile belongings and putting teabags in your day bag, here is what you need to know in order to have a smooth move across the Channel

Some people move to France because they fall for a local, or fall for a house; artist Melissa Ferreira came to teach a six-week art course in Pont-Aven, Finistère and fell for the town and its people

The French Interior Ministry has published information for Britons living in and visiting France after Brexit. Here's what you need to know about residency. driving licences and more should a withdrawal deal be agreed, and what will happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Worried about your child adapting to the French education and settling in at school when you move to France? There's no need to be as there are plenty of options available to help them thrive

Bought yourself a dream home in the French countryside? Our countryside columnist Jeremy Hobson reveals some of the surprises that may lie in store for you

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