Living in France

Moving to France during the Covid crisis – Is it possible?

Written by on September 18, 2020 in Living in France, Property in France
Moving to France during the Covid crisis – Is it possible?

We have been receiving a lot of requests from readers since the start of the COVID pandemic, all asking the same question: “Is it possible to pack and move  my personal effects and possessions from  the UK to my new home in France during the Covid crisis?”. Well the simple answer is yes. We thought […]

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Everything you need to know about French Mortgages

Written by on July 15, 2020 in Banks and Banking, Financial
Everything you need to know about French Mortgages

An estimated 84,000 UK nationals moved across the Channel in 2019 –  a 10 year high. Traditionally most home buyers were retired or looking to purchase second homes, but France is an increasingly attractive option for young families and people in their 40’s and 50’s. Affordable property, beautiful countryside and coastline, great food, wine and […]

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Essential tips for moving to France

Written by on July 15, 2020 in Financial, Living in France
Essential tips for moving to France

You find your dream home in France, you can’t wait to move there and start living the good life but there are a few things you need to do first. You’ll need to fill in paperwork and notify authorities in the UK and France, sort out healthcare, maybe inheritance planning, savings, tax and whole host […]

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How much income do I need to live in France

Written by on June 8, 2020 in Financial, Living in France
How much income do I need to live in France

It’s a question that often comes up: “how much income do I need to be able to move to France?” We asked Jennie Poate, a qualified financial advisor in France and the UK to explain about the requirements of an income test for moving to France… Establishing residency in France When I first became an […]

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How to live the good life in France | Choosing where to live

Written by on May 23, 2020 in Buying a Home, Living in France
How to live the good life in France | Choosing where to live

If you dream of living the good life in France – you’re certainly not alone, it’s a popular dream! Expats in France are numerous and from all around the world. Drawn by the diversity of the landscapes, the food, sunshine, wine – there’s lots to tempt. Those who love snow and mountains head to the […]

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Unusual Retirement Options

Written by on March 25, 2020 in Retirement
Unusual Retirement Options

So, you’ve reached retirement age. After a life time of getting up to the alarm clocks call, going to work every day, maybe caring for your family, and saving for this day – you might be wondering what options you have. And these days, you have plenty of choices including some that are not your […]

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Expat guide to the good life in Dordogne

Written by on March 2, 2020 in Living in France
Expat guide to the good life in Dordogne

The Dordogne area is one of the most popular with expats seeking a dream home in France. We talk to expat Brit, now local, Angela Martyn from London about what it is about Dordogne that’s so alluring… What inspired you to move to Dordogne I came on holiday to France with my architect husband and […]

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The Expat Good Life in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Written by on February 29, 2020 in Living in France
The Expat Good Life in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The Pyrénées-Atlantiques department is in the far southwest of France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It borders Spain and includes the seaside superstar Biarritz, mountains and glorious countryside. Taking its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the department is roughly half Pays Basque Country and half Béarn. We talk to Charlie Ellis, an […]

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Beautiful chateau wedding venue in Dordogne France

Written by on February 14, 2020 in Aquitaine, Wedding Expertise
Beautiful chateau wedding venue in Dordogne France

If you’re thinking of getting married in France or celebrating your wedding in France – there’s not much that beats the romance and ambiance of a fairy tale chateau wedding venue in the heart of gorgeous Dordogne. The Chateau de Sadillac is the ideal wedding venue in Dordogne, historic, luxurious and in the most stunning […]

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Can you afford to retire in France?

Written by on January 17, 2020 in Retirement
Can you afford to retire in France?

I’ve been giving financial advice to English speaking clients who live outside of their home country for more than 23 years. And for 13 years, I’ve been based in France. The people I help are certainly a varied bunch of folks. Some have settled into their new country and new lifestyle very well. Others not-so-well. […]

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