Living in France

Around and About Provence

January and February can be so dispiriting: the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year are in the distant past and summer seems far away….but wait! This is Provence where, not only are there endless days of bright winter sunshine, but where these two months mark the beginning of the festival and carnival season. For example, the truffle markets continue in many towns such as Aups and Nyons on...

Around and About the Languedoc

Where but in France would you get 250 people in a tent in mid winter eating black turnips? This is the legendary “Fệte des Navets Noirs” held in Pardailhan, a small village in the hills near St Chinian .The navet noir is only grown in and around the village, and the fête is to ensure that this particular type of turnip with a black skin, as the name would suggest, continues to be survive. Somewhat...

A Buyers Guide to Making Your Money Go Further in France

When buying a property abroad or living abroad the most daunting aspect can often be the financial process and the potential pitfalls that it can bring. But with a bit of basic understanding and a bit of know how and support you can help to ease the financial burden and make your money go further. When living in France the reality of dealing with exchange rates has to be one of the biggest...

Reasons why living in France is Best

Without a doubt France is a very beautiful and much loved country. It seems to have a magical charisma that draws visitors back time and time again and for some it becomes their new home. But why? What is it about France that people can’t resist? Why does France prove to be such a popular destination for those looking to start a new life or buy a second home abroad? Everyone has their own reasons for...

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