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Aug 202018
 
The Biggest Expat Communities In France

If you are planning to move to France but fear being isolated and not speaking enough French to make new friends, you’ll probably want to choose an area that is already popular among other English and English-speaking expats. Statistics released earlier this year by INSEE, France’s national statistics agency, showed that there are some 160,000 […]

Jul 302018
 
Luberon in Provence

Provence is a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and the Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort […]

Jun 182018
 
Buying A House In France

Are you dreaming of buying a home in France but wondering about how to go about it? This guide will see you through the whole process, from choosing your new home to owning it. Immobiliers It is well worth using an Immobilier, or estate agent, who speaks English and has experience dealing with foreign buyers […]

Apr 132018
 
The French Inheritance System

French media went into meltdown earlier this year when it was revealed that the late, iconic rockstar Johnny Hallyday had disinherited his two biological children, Laura Smet and David Hallyday. Wasn’t he said to have enjoyed a warm relationship with them both, they asked, and what about their touching display of affection with Johnny’s widow, […]

Apr 032018
 
The Hidden Villages Of The French Riviera

When we think of the French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur, we tend to picture the beautiful coastline, with its glamorous towns and picturesque settings inhabited by billionaires, royalty and celebrities. Yet venture inland a little and you’ll find plenty of towns and villages that offer a simpler and less expensive way of life, all within […]

Mar 012018
 
Expats On The French Riviera

By reputation, the French Riviera is a place for oligarchs and billionaires, socialites and celebrities – a place of decadence, glamour and stunning belle époque architecture. Less charitably, author Somerset Maugham once described it as a ‘sunny place for shady people’. But how true is all this today? Is the French Riviera seriously only for […]

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