Expats in France

Expats living the good life in Lot-et-Garonne

Written by on January 14, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
Expats living the good life in Lot-et-Garonne

Jane Vernon from Staffordshire UK, moved to France in 2005. Her first home was near Marmande, a tranquil town in the Lot-et-Garonne, southwest France. However, she recently moved to the town of Duras in the same area, with her four children. As an agent of Leggett Immobillier, the award-winning agency in France, her property portfolio […]

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Living the Expat Life in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, France

Written by on December 18, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
Living the Expat Life in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, France

  An insider’s view on life in the French Alps. You might say, that having lived in the French Alps for the last 15 years that Helen Watts, director and teacher at the Alpine French School in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, is living the dream, but has it all been plain sailing and what’s expat life really […]

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The Good life for expats in the Dordogne

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Good life for expats in the Dordogne

In 2003 David Burrows and his family decided on a new life in France. The name may be familiar to you if you are a football fan because David played for some of the top English Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Everton. He was part of the last Liverpool team to win the top-flight […]

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The expat good life in Charente Maritime

Written by on November 24, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Charente Maritime

The phone suddenly burst into life with a sudden jolt of energy, and picking it up, I heard a distant voice, “Susan? Susan?  Is that you? I think I may have found something….”. My heart gave a lurch of excitement, the dread I had been feeling for a week lifting tantalisingly off my chest. There […]

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Expats open pop up vegetarian restaurant in Haute-Vienne France

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Expats in France
Expats open pop up vegetarian restaurant in Haute-Vienne France

We chat to expats Louise Elsom and Dave Pegram who are finding success with a pop-up vegetarian and vegan restaurant in their home in Haute-Vienne and find out their top tips for creating a catering business in France… How did you come to be in France? I’m originally from East Yorkshire, England, UK. My family […]

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The expat good life in Auvergne

Written by on September 12, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Auvergne

Tim and Ingrid Bell moved from Lancaster, UK to Auvergne… They took over the Auberge de Chabanettes which  has a long and colourful history, a familiar landmark in this part of rural France for over 150 years. In bygone years, it served as a butchers shop, an abattoir and a petrol station, but never lost […]

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The Expat Good Life in Nontron Dordogne

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Expat Good Life in Nontron Dordogne

When Linda Chamberlin from the UK met up with someone she met on a school exchange trip 22 years on, she little knew how much it would change her life. Living the good life in Nontron Linda Chamberlin left her home in a small fishing village in Cornwall, England, to move to France in 2010 […]

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The expat good life in Mayenne Pays de la Loire

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Mayenne Pays de la Loire

Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire is the ideal place for a gîte business say expat Brits Zara Bampton and Simon King… Running a gite in Mayenne When Zara Bampton and Simon King reached their mid-50’s they decided to it was time to follow their dreams and move to France. Simon had worked in […]

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How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

Many of us think of the Cote d’Azur as a place of dreams that we’ll never be able to afford. It’s where the millionaires go – but we don’t all have millions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We talked to local agent Tim Clark about property in the area and discovered that […]

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The expat good life in Pau Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The expat good life in Pau Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Jane Damian from Dublin, Ireland lives near the beautiful city of Pau, the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the south of France. It’s an area that so far has been relatively unknown to British and overseas buyers but it has so much to offer, we think it’s a hot spot in waiting. Living the […]

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