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."
Our nearest and much loved neighbour boasts some of the most glorious sunny spots in Europe, from the Riviera to the microclimates of the Charente. We could all do with some sunshine in our lives at present!
We may be living in extremely tough times but there is a great deal of good news to focus on. In our corner of France, community spirit is alive and kicking. Let us look at how opportunity and positivity can arise from adversity.
The Vendée is a beautiful rural ‘département’ located in the famous Pays de la Loire. Life here is lived in the slow lane, and hundreds of British buyers have fallen under the spell of its tranquil lifestyle.
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.
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.