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Life in France

Moving to France on your own? Already living alone in France? Buying a French holiday home by yourself? You're not the only one, says Ruth Wood

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

More than half of France's surface area is devoted to farming, including a total of 12 million hectares of pasture - and the market is full of opportunities for savvy property buyers, says Chloe Govan

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

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

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.

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

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