What is your local Mairie and why is it important?

In the UK, you may have little idea about what happens in your town hall, the purpose it serves and what to use it for. However, in France the town hall or ‘Mairie’ can be one of your first ports of call. Often the centre of town or village life in France, there are usually countless reasons to visit your local Mairie.  Our writer in France, Beth, explains what it’s used for and why it can be extremely helpful when settling in.

5 fabulous Dordogne villages with a buzz

The Dordogne has long been one of the most popular areas of France for British people to visit and move to. Brimming with history, utterly beautiful countryside and chocolate box villages, it’s easy to get to from the UK, offers fantastic local food and wine, and excellent value for property.

5 fabulous Dordogne villages with a buzz

The Dordogne has long been one of the most popular areas of France for British people to visit and move to. Brimming with history, utterly beautiful countryside and chocolate box villages, it’s easy to get to from the UK, offers fantastic local food and wine, and excellent value for property.

How is Coronavirus, or COVID-19, affecting Portugal?

How is coronavirus – Covid-19 – affecting Portugal? With most of Europe in lockdown to try and control its spread, how is Portugal coping and what is the expats’ view from the Algarve and the cities?

How to start a tourism business in Portugal

Would you like to start a tourism business in Portugal, and live in the sun whilst earning from your endeavours? You have at least until the end of the transition period to do so simply. Here’s how…

5 brilliant beachfront villages in the Algarve

With its sprawling stretches of soft sand, ochre-coloured cliffs and deep blue waters, the Algarve’s coast is one of the best in Europe. These beachfront villages put the best of it on your doorstep.