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If you’re wondering how to change your name in France, you’re not alone. This is a frequently asked question for owners of British passports living in the country. There are several reasons why someone may need…
Anyone who has watched TV programmes about escaping to a Chateau in France to follow their heart for a new life will be fascinated by the Feely family’s story. They were one of our very first clients and moved to France…
For anyone wanting to move to France for the food, wine and lifestyle (and who wouldn’t?) the department of Rhône ticks all the boxes. With the vibrant city of Lyon at its heart, a generous sprinkling of Michelin…
The majestic French city of Lyon has evolved around two rivers, the Rhône and Saône, giving it a unique waterside vibe. Lyon’s riverbanks are lined with classy cafés and restaurants which are the…
The Gironde brings together everything that expats love about France in one beautiful and diverse department. With the vibrant city of Bordeaux at its heart and home to some of the world’s most famous vineyards, this…
There is a reason why so many expats are drawn to the South of France and it isn’t just because the weather is good - although with 300 days a year of sunshine, blue skies are almost taken for granted. The main motivating…
One of the big attractions when it comes to living by the extensive coast is of course the weather. The decadent Riviera on the Mediterranean coast and Vendée (or Brittany) on the Atlantic have a blissful climate…
In this week’s article, we’d like to share with you 10 things you can do to make sure you integrate well into your new life in France. No matter what age you are, no matter what your family situation, there are…
The French Riviera offers holidaymakers year-round appeal and luxury properties are in ever-increasing demand along its 115 kilometres of coastline. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year and 12 hours of sunshine…