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It’s time for a Christmas (property) shopping trip to France

It’s time for a Christmas (property) shopping trip to France

With two weeks until Christmas, you’ve got plenty of time to pop over for a shopping trip in our amazing Christmas markets. And if 2018 is the year you’re determined to make that dream come true, seriously, this is a great time to put a French cottage in your...

Gardening French style

Here’s a poser for Gardeners’ Question Time, how can you nose around lots of private French gardens, large and small? Good news! Your gardening inspiration will bloom when you join the Jardins Ouverts (Open Garden) scheme. Do you love beautiful gardens as much as the...

Affordable property in central France

Bargain hunters in France should head inland to an area slightly west of the country’s centre for the best deals, according to recent statistics showing the nationwide variance in houses prices. The two cheapest places to buy resale houses in France are Châteauroux...

Having fun with French

Follow these top tips from our expat in France and you will find learning French can actually be an enjoyable experience. When we first moved to France seven years ago my husband had what he described as “schoolboy French”, which gradually became “restaurant French”...

Raise a glass on Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Be sure to keep the third Friday in November free every year when you make the move to France, otherwise you will miss out on a unique celebration. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a chance to show your appreciation for one of the less fashionable varieties of French wine....

France’s November news updates

The popularity of President Macron has cooled, but at least the coming of winter means you’re safe from eviction until Easter. Also this month, parcel deliveries begin on a Sunday, and the process of getting both a new car and a new spouse just got easier! At the...

More flights to France (and great weather!)

Getting to France has never been easier, with new flight routes just announced. Who wouldn’t love a springtime trip to Bordeaux? During the last decade or so, there has been an increase in the number of regional airports in both the UK and France. It’s simple to hop...

How to decorate your French home and have fun doing it!

What works in your British home probably won’t look right in France. So this week I am offering a few clues on how to make your French home beautiful, without breaking the bank. It’s an exciting moment when you finally become the proud owner of your new French home....

How to improve your language skills

Learning French isn’t so hard after all, according to new research that shows the positive effect of a drink or two. Don’t worry, just start chatting as best you can. There are so very many reasons why us British people love France: the culture, the history, the...

French postal workers set to watch over your elderly relatives

Relatives of elderly people living in France can opt to pay for the added peace of mind that their loved ones are being watched over, after French postal service, La Poste, launched a scheme whereby its workers pop in and chat to elderly people living alone. The...
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