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

President Macron boosts property

France Property Guides takes the temperature of the French property market after the election of President Macron, and asks what the prognosis is for French home values.

Buy before March 2019 to protect residency rights

If you are living in France before the UK formally leaves the EU by March 2019, then your right to live there permanently will be protected. That was the clear message from the EU as it outlined its negotiating position ahead of Brexit talks.

Tempting French connections

Moving to France secures your place in the heart of Europe. No, I don’t mean Brexit! I just mean that you can jump in the car and pop over to another country so easily. Last weekend we drove to Spain.

Good Day Sunshine!

Sunny weather is worth more than just a nice tan. It’s good for our physical and mental health and offers the chance to live an outdoor lifestyle without resorting to an anorak! In the South of France you’re virtually guaranteed sunshine all summer (and most of the winter).

New laws in France from May 2017

With Macron being the youngest President since Napoleon, some people over here have been getting a little nostalgic for France’s better days. One thing we have to thank Napoleon for is its strong regulatory instinct. France is a well regulated country and each month several new laws are passed. Some of these affect those who are considering buying property here.