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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

For many years now, British expats have been attracted to the lifestyle that France so famously offers and a new study published to coincide with National Work Life Week has shown that France offers a better work/life balance than the UK

The quality of family life in France is one of the reasons why expats rate the country so highly when asked how they feel about their lives overseas, according to a new study

No wonder so many people retire early to France. Moving abroad and learning a foreign language are among the top wishes for fiftysomething Brits, a survey has found

Expat Britons in France should not be treated like illegal immigrants in the event of a no-deal Brexit, says French minister

Estate agents in France are busy busy busy as Brits flood the property market ahead of Brexit

The corner of south-west France that gave us the swashbuckling musketeer D’Artagnan also seems to attract a confident and brave breed of British expat, finds Ruth Wood

Relocating to France? Make sure you prepare these 6 things before the big move to your French property

Less stress, less pressure to grow up fast, more quality family time – no wonder so many British parents choose to raise their children in France

Former teacher and expat mum Kate Coulon’s quintessentially English tea room in the Loire Valley is going down a treat. Here’s how she made it work

Many Brits dream of moving to Brittany and running a B&B or gîte business but what is it really like to live and work there?

When she inherited a ruin of a house in Gers 15 years ago, Paula Middleton decided to take on the challenge, completely renovated it and now lives there on her own

Peter Quaife and Natalie Lynch found their niche in France by running vegan and vegetarian cookery workshops and cycling holidays in the picturesque town of St-Antonin-Noble-Val. They tell us what it’s like

With a bit of help from Escape to the Château stars Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree, British couple Michael and Jonathan transformed a 16th-century château in the Loire Valley into a luxury hotel and wedding venue

British couple Nigel and Claire moved to France to run a glamping business in Tarn-et-Garonne after visiting a property exhibition in the UK two years ago

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