Inland lakes in France present a tranquil waterside alternative to bustling beach resorts. Many even offer their own ‘beaches’ along with some truly mesmerising mountain views. Here are four of our favourite lakes in France, along with some nearby spots to buy property.
If you are looking to settle into your local community in France quickly and easily, one of the most rewarding ways is by volunteering. Whatever your interests or skills, there will be a volunteering opportunity to suit you. Plus, you’ll be making a difference at the same time, says our resident Brit in France, Beth.
The atmosphere in France at Christmas is magical; most towns and villages are proud to get into the festive spirit. Each mairie (town hall) takes care of lights, decorations and even Santa Claus in the weeks running up to Christmas. Like the rest of Europe, the big day is Christmas Eve, when the family gathers for a grand meal and to open their presents. There is less of a commercial feel to Christmas in France and more of a feeling of community and celebration.
Have you ever thought about packing your bags and embarking on a new life in the city of love and having your own Paris apartment? That’s exactly what happens in Netflix’s most talked-about new series, ‘Emily in Paris.’ If you haven’t watched it yet, you’ve probably heard of it, mainly because of the large response from French television critics and viewers.
The Pyrenees is a spectacular mountain range spanning around 430 kilometres between France and Spain. And maybe one of the many towns and villages of the Pyrenees could be your perfect place to settle!
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