When Linda Chamberlin from the UK got in contact with a French boy she’d met at the age of 14 on a school exchange trip 22 years on, she little knew how much it would change her life. Living the good life in Nontron Linda Chamberlin left her home in a small fishing village in […]
Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire is the ideal place for a gîte business say expat Brits Zara Bampton and Simon King… Running a gite in Mayenne When Zara Bampton and Simon King reached their mid-50’s they decided to it was time to follow their dreams and move to France. Simon had worked in […]
Jane Damian from Dublin, Ireland lives near the beautiful city of Pau, the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the south of France. It’s an area that so far has been relatively unknown to British and overseas buyers but it has so much to offer, we think it’s a hot spot in waiting. Living the […]
We talk to David Rodgers a former project manager from London who now lives in Charente-Maritime. Fed up with the “constant daily stress of work and commuting we finally decided to make the move to France for a more relaxing and a gentler pace of life”. David’s wife Jacquie is from South Africa and the […]
Julia Grange from the UK lives in a small village near Nogaro, Armagnac country, in the Gers. She talks to The Good Life France about life for expats in this lovely region of south west France… What inspired you to move to the Gers area? We initially looked at buying in Brittany, but after a […]
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A lot of people express the desire to move to another country once they reach their retirement, and that makes a lot of sense. After spending our lives going to the same job every day, we often feel like it is time to take some fresh air and venture towards greener pastures. France is a […]
We meet a couple who after several years of planning are about to embark on their dream of the good life in France. Matt, a regional operations manager at Learn Direct and Phil, a senior HR office for a local authority have bought a farm in lovely Haute-vienne. Matt explains how their dreams and schemes […]
Do Something for You This Valentine’s Day: Join Expatdatingfrance.com “It’s almost Valentine’s Day. The idea of spending it alone is more than a little depressing. I’ve been thinking about joining an internet dating site for a while, but just can’t bring myself to do it. There are so many options, I’m not sure if it’s […]
Looking after elderly relatives in France: We check out what assistance is available for expats… First of all, did you know that in France, children (where finances permit) can be obliged by the courts to support their parents and grandparents? Putting this obligation aside, having family to stay brings much joy, but having them move in […]
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