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Is there an historic right of way across your French property? Don’t despair as there may be a way to protect your privacy, reveals solicitor Sean O’Connor

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

You can now furnish your own home à la Angel Strawbridge! The design queen has launched a soft furnishings and wallpaper collection based on her stunning handiwork in the hit TV show.

Before buying a French property, check the neighbours haven’t made a formal complaint about an extension or new building on the boundary – or it could become your problem

Don’t panic if termites are found in a French property you are buying as there are solutions, says Julie Savill

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

Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, France’s different climate zones affect the weather you’re like to weather, whether you like it or not, finds Ruth Wood

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

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

Forget the Great British Bake Off! For a real showstopper, here is how to bake in an old French bread oven

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

The sunshine, wine and way of life are wonderful but there are days when you wonder why you chose to be an estate agent in rural France. Here are some funny things that have happened to agents at Beaux Villages

What do you need to know before you plan your garden at your French property?

Thinking of moving to France? Make sure you make home and vehicle insurance top of your to-do list before starting your French life

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

Born out of revolution, the French national flag is the ultimate symbol of liberté, egalité and fraternité

Life in France is famously peaceful and quiet but you could be surprised by the sounds you outside or even inside your French property.

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