Expats in France

The Good Life in the Tarn running a B&B

Written by on December 31, 2018 in Expats in France
The Good Life in the Tarn running a B&B

June 2005 was a difficult month for Peter Friend and his partner Mark. After a change of jobs, relocation and redundancy they decided they didn’t want the sort of stressful lives they were leading in marketing and business development for much longer. Considering their skills, passion for travel, good food and wine, setting up their […]

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Expats living the good life in the Aude, Languedoc Roussillon

Written by on November 15, 2018 in Expats in France
Expats living the good life in the Aude, Languedoc Roussillon

We talk to Suzanne Sutton who left the UK for Languedoc Roussillon, southern France. She’s an agent for the award-winning Leggett Immobillier French Estate Agents and says this sunny area is great for expats to live. Where do you live in France? I live in a little village of around 90 residents, called Granès, in […]

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A British snail farmer in France

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
A British snail farmer in France

Mike Collins  from the UK went to France as a young man to study languages. He got a job with a large company and in his job he travelled a lot around France. He loved discovering new places and new tastes and developed a penchant for snails, the very French foodie favourite. On a whim, […]

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The good life in Gascony for expats

Written by on October 15, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The good life in Gascony for expats

We talk to American expat and tour guide Sue Aran who tells how her heart was won by a house in Gascony despite many trials and tribulations… My husband and I first travelled from Seattle, Washington to Gascony in May 2006 with a couple of friends, looking for a house to purchase together. All of […]

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Finding the ideal property in the Dordogne

Written by on August 19, 2018 in Expats in France, Guest Blogs
Finding the ideal property in the Dordogne

The idea began, as many good ideas do, in the pub. Rebecca Randall, a criminal barrister and husband Greg who works in the City came to the realisation that they didn’t want to be commuting to and working in London until they reached 70. “Several glasses in and one of us (we still aren’t sure […]

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Expat Brits set up cycling business in the beautiful Tarn region, France

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
Expat Brits set up cycling business in the beautiful Tarn region, France

Years ago, expats in France who wanted an income usually took the gite route. Gites really took off in the 1950s when the French Government introduced a gite classification system to breathe new life into rural economy and British expats in particular saw the attraction. These days expats are becoming more and more entrepreneurial and […]

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Choosing a Home in France

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Expats in France
Choosing a Home in France

Nice might seem like an obvious place to settle if one is planning to move to France. After all, the Cote d’Azur is the second most touristed spot in France, after Paris But it wasn’t even on my list when I decided to fulfill my lifelong dream to live in France. I never considered moving […]

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The good life for expats in Riberac Dordgone

Written by on May 21, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The good life for expats in Riberac Dordgone

We talk to British expat Linda James who with her husband Alex runs Le Pommier gites and a cake making business in Riberac, Dordogne department, Aquitaine, south west France. What inspired you to move to Riberac? Coming here on holiday, I fell in love with the sunny weather, the stunning countryside, being able to swim […]

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Real life Escape to the Chateau properties for sale in France

Real life Escape to the Chateau properties for sale in France

Half of Britain it seems, is glued to the TV series Escape to the Chateau featuring the lovely Angel and Dick who bought a castle and have been doing it up before our eyes. They’ve also taken starring roles in Escape to the Chateau DIY, a TV series in which we get to see the […]

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The expat good life in Vienne

Written by on April 26, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Vienne

We talk to Sébastien Martin-O’Driscoll about expat life in the Vienne department, Poitou-Charentes, France. Can you tell us a little about you and where you are from? I was born in France, in the Auvergne, and emigrated to the UK in my early 20’s. I met my husband Fox, with whom I work as a […]

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