What brought you to France? Lovely childhood memories of visits to France with my parents and my sister. I wanted to move here for years, but it took a bit of convincing where my husband was concerned. What led up…
Real Life Stories
For some, making the move to France can be a move towards living the dream, for others the dream is preceded by hard work getting used to cultural differences…
Having moved to France in 2004 with husband, son and mum, Maria created a life in Provençe to suit the three generations…
Andrea knew she wanted to live in France ever since her first day of French class when she was 13 years old…
Chris, an Isle of Man Advocate in General Practice, and Vanessa, formerly Head of PE at Island Secondary School, met on the hockey pitch…
Kylee turned her hobby into a a successful jewellery and art studio in Luc sur Orbieu, near Carcassonne and Narbonne.
A writer didn’t want to reach the point of saying “I wish I had done that when I was younger”.
The Paris apartment had great bones, but needed a top-to-bottom overhaul. How would they manage the renovation remotely?
Kent Terry from Nutley in England (45) and Jake Watt from Dunbar in Scotland (31) with Tilda the Taxi are Rip-it Encore, a band based near Pézenas (Herault) that play bars, restaurants, weddings, parties and other events.
We had spoken to Pat seven years ago about his move to France…where is he now?
It’s never too late for ‘late starters and re-starters’ who love art, writing and music. Learning new skills in an idyllic setting is rejuvenating.
Julie Kilgallon is a qualified interior designer based on the French Riviera. She grew up in Manchester and was inspired by her mother’s soft furnishing business to pursue a career in interior design.
Gwyn Brooke is South African, married with two teenage children, has a passion for people and travel and divides her time between Nice and Dubai…
Franklin and Don fell in love with France for the language, the food, the art, the history and the sunshine in the Riviera.
Sunkissed days on the hills along rows of vines and sunflowers. Balmy evenings cradling a glass of Côtes de Duras under the shimmering moonlight. Who could resist?
There are many things that Yetunde loves about France: the countryside, the Mediterranean, the grandeur of Paris, the traditions and the language. One thing she didn’t love so much was standing in line at the Préfecture.
David and Karen Taylor live in Saint Saturnin Les Apt in Provence, where they run a gite business and are lucky enough to have their own olive grove. Here they speak to FrenchEntrée about why they left the UK to start afresh in France.
Jeff and Liz were dismayed to be shown a house that was different from their specifications, not in the small hamlet they had envisioned, not stone construction, and was very formal in style. It was also substantially over budget. In short, it was perfect.
“Renovating and owning a house in France has been an incredible adventure that allowed us to feel like we’re a small part of a village and opened up a whole new way to experience France.”
Amy de Leusse fell for France while working there as a teenage au pair. Little did she know then that it would make the dream of owning a French property pretty much inevitable.