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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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