How tax for families in France plays a big part in life

16 Aug

In France everything has its season: in February it’s skiing; in May it’s lily-of-the valley; in August it’s idleness; and in October it’s tax. This last is why, as the leaves begin to fall each year, my husband and I get together for a financial summit. Our budgetary discussions have a peculiarly French flavour, however: […]

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Expat Brits set up cycling business in the beautiful Tarn region, France

16 Aug

Years ago, expats in France who wanted an income usually took the gite route. Gites really took off in the 1950s when the French Government introduced a gite classification system to breathe new life into rural economy and British expats in particular saw the attraction. These days expats are becoming more and more entrepreneurial and […]

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Living the good life in France | Get the basics right

25 Jul

Joanna Leggett, director of marketing and public relations at Leggett Immobillier explains the best ways to integrate into French life, beginning with the importance of learning the language and adapting to the culture. Every now and again, as I travel through France, I have to stop and pinch myself. I am actually living my dream!  […]

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The good life for expats in Riberac Dordgone

21 May

We talk to British expat Linda James who with her husband Alex runs Le Pommier gites and a cake making business in Riberac, Dordogne department, Aquitaine, south west France. What inspired you to move to Riberac? Coming here on holiday, I fell in love with the sunny weather, the stunning countryside, being able to swim […]

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What’s it really like to live in France?

14 May

We’ve all heard about the high quality of life, superb climate and low crime rate. Joanna Leggett of Leggett Immobilier looks more closely at the practical issues. The golden rule: You get out what you put in Even if your French is basic, your efforts to communicate will be appreciated. Try to learn the language. […]

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What’s it really like to live in France?

14 May

We’ve all heard about the high quality of life, superb climate and low crime rate. Joanna Leggett of Leggett Immobilier looks more closely at the practical issues. The golden rule: You get out what you put in Even if your French is basic, your efforts to communicate will be appreciated. Try to learn the language. […]

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Real life Escape to the Chateau properties for sale in France

26 Apr

Half of Britain it seems, is glued to the TV series Escape to the Chateau featuring the lovely Angel and Dick who bought a castle and have been doing it up before our eyes. They’ve also taken starring roles in Escape to the Chateau DIY, a TV series in which we get to see the […]

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