Bling or budget: Visit Hérault, South of France

Bling or budget: Visit Hérault, South of France

The Hérault is a beautiful department located in the true South of France pretty much in the centre of the Languedoc Roussillon, now part of the greater region of Occitanie. It has a huge amount to offer for all ages and budgets, from the outstanding soft sandy Mediterranean beaches in the south to the mountains of the Cevenne in the north. It also benefits from a wonderful Mediterranean climate.
Your new life in France: sensational summer days

Your new life in France: sensational summer days

If you’re looking for a more adventurous lifestyle, a holiday home or relocation to France could be just the ticket. As well as the familiar pleasures of markets, beaches and fine dining, there will be exciting days out on your doorstep. Here we suggest a few great days out in France.
Networking and making friends in France

Networking and making friends in France

Networking and making friends after moving countries can be a daunting challenge, especially if you’re a little shy. So here are some tips and ideas on how to re-build your networks in France after you’ve moved there.
The complicated business of planning permission in France

The complicated business of planning permission in France

Property in France is relatively good value compared to the UK, so overseas buyers are often thrilled at what they can afford. However, the constraints and challenges surrounding planning permission in France can make embarking on your dream projects a tricky business.
What is your local Mairie and why is it important?

What is your local Mairie and why is it important?

In the UK, you may have little idea about what happens in your town hall, the purpose it serves and what to use it for. However, in France the town hall or ‘Mairie’ can be one of your first ports of call. Often the centre of town or village life in France, there are usually countless reasons to visit your local Mairie.  Our writer in France, Beth, explains what it’s used for and why it can be extremely helpful when settling in.

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