Alexis Goldberg

Alexis loved visiting France as a child and always dreamed of living there one day. Fortunately she met a man who had the same dream! So they married, then bought a beautiful 300-year-old character house in a pretty village in the Languedoc Roussillon. Alexis has been writing about France for a decade, inspiring and helping hundreds of British people to move there. She says: "Our only regret is that we did not move to France earlier! The lifestyle is tranquil, the summers are long and hot and the sun shines almost every day (or seems like it does!). We’ve made friends of many nationalities here."

Articles by Alexis Goldberg

Regional Christmas traditions in France

Christmas in France is still very much a traditional affair. Different areas have slightly different traditions, all of which are very charming. Let us look at four different areas to find out just what they are.

5 affordable destinations for a holiday home in the Alps

Aside from the more famous, glamorous places in the Alps such as Courchevel, Meribel and Val d’Isere, there are some excellent lesser-known villages. You can enjoy a fabulous winter holiday in any of these locations and even buy your very own ski property. Here we explore 5 affordable destinations for a holiday home in the Alps.

A guide to the Nouvelle Aquitaine: which department will suit you?

La Nouvelle Aquitaine is the largest region in France, encompassing no less than 12 departments. The lovely city of Bordeaux is the largest city and as a whole, this area is one of the most attractive in which to buy property. It  benefits from a good economy, tourism, agriculture, innovation and research, several ski resorts in the south and, naturally, a thriving wine industry.