Jan 092020
 
Escape To The Château  – Why Not?

For six seasons now, viewers have been charmed by the Channel 4 programme Escape to the Château, which follows the adventures of Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree as they restore a fairytale 19th century château in Martigne-sur-Mayenne, in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of north-western France. Formerly a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army, Dick Strawbridge is […]

Dec 042019
 
France's Veggie-lution

World-renowned for its fine cuisine of rare steaks, hearty chicken casseroles, creamy sauces and rich desserts, France used to be a tricky destination for vegetarians, and with its seemingly endless varieties of cheese, even more so for vegans. But for anyone who’s discounted moving to France on the grounds of its animal-based cuisine, there’s good […]

Apr 292019
 
French School System

The French School System – An Overview If you are planning to move to France and have children, their schooling and education is clearly going to play an important part in where you decide to live. Most large cities have fee-paying international schools, which offer education in English, French and other languages, but if this […]

Jan 152019
 
An Overview Of French Taxes

The French tax system is complicated and consistently being reformed, with several important changes being introduced in 2019. This guide aims to cover the main areas that will be applicable to expats, but as taxes change frequently and often significantly, please consult with a financial specialist before making any decisions. You are liable to pay […]

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 […]