Buying a home in Portugal is about more than a sparkling pool and playing golf in the sun. You’ll be part of a community and a whole new ecosystem, including the flora and fauna. If you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, you’ll be very impressed with the variety of wildlife in Portugal. So what might you meet on a country walk?
Is it all getting a bit too much in the UK? The weather may be unseasonably lovely but not much else is right now! If you’re ready to bail out for a year or two, or for ever, today we’re running through the 10 best places to move to if you are well and truly fed up with living in Britain.
While many of us are waiting for the springtime to head off for a viewing trip to France, some of those who have already made the break are going to miss the “off season”. British resident in France Penny Osborne is one. Penny explains why she loves living in France in winter, among her welcoming, warm-hearted French community.
With France the most popular country in the world for holidays, there is always great demand for vacation lets. So if your place will be laying empty for a while, why not make some money from it? Here are a few things you need to know if you are planning to rent out your French property.
A regional renaming in south-east France has put the Catalan nose out of joint. But you can’t keep a Catalan down for long, they’ll probably turn the event into a party. We live close to the Spanish border in an area sometimes known as Catalonia, which straddles both sides of the border. There are around 450,000 French Catalans, largely based around the city of Perpignan which was a strong fortress in medieval times. The Catalans are a proud people, with their own language; a rough mix of French and Spanish.
British expats resident in France, Alexis and Rod, share their thoughts on why happy French living is there for the taking