Swapping the city for the French countryside

Swapping the city for the French countryside

Looking for a lifestyle change or a new way of working and living? Particularly for those of us who hail from big towns and cities in the UK, living in rural France is literally a breath of fresh air!
How to have a successful property viewing trip to France

How to have a successful property viewing trip to France

Going on a property viewing trip to France is an exciting moment in your home hunt, but how do you get the best out of your time? What do you need to think about and how do you plan it? We share our top tips for a stress-free trip. 
Lakeside living in France

Lakeside living in France

A house with a lake might seem an impossible dream in the UK, but in the affordable southwest of France, it’s not impossible – and can prove a good business idea in some cases. We explore the reality of owning your own home with a lake.
My top tips for earning a living in rural France

My top tips for earning a living in rural France

So you’ve made the move, bought the house and settled in. But unless you’re already retired (or bought a business) the next question is what to do and how to go about earning a living in rural France.
5 brilliant bastide towns for property buyers

5 brilliant bastide towns for property buyers

Bastide towns date from the Hundred Years’ War between England and France. Essentially they are walled towns set around a central market square, often on a grid, mainly in Southwest France. Today, their character and beauty make them hugely popular with overseas buyers looking for a French home.

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