Welcome to the FrenchEntrée guide to living in France. Here you will find all the information you need in order to make the most of your new life in France. Moving to France is a very exciting prospect, but at the same time, relocating to another country can be rather challenging.

Whether retiring to France or moving to France as a family with children, our indispensable articles will help you choose the right area of France to live in, find and buy a property, give you tips for learning French and explain how to start a business or find a job.
You can also learn about the French school system, how to take out health insurance, manage your pension income and everything else you need to know to make your move to France as stress free as possible. Then you can simply relax and make friends with your neighbours and enjoy the climate, food, wine and the laid back French lifestyle.

Latest articles on living in France

Taste of the Terroir – Provence

From the Med to the foothills of the Alps,Provence is blessed with some of the most delicious natural produce in the whole of France, with vegetables, fruit and harbour-fresh fish. Not to mention the newly invigorated wine scene that’s causing

Easy (and very lazy) Cassoulet

For 20 years, Belfast-born Trish Deseine has been cooking in her fabulous French kitchens, from a city pad in Paris to her country kitchen in the Vallée de la Vaucouleurs, between Paris and Rouen. In her book, she explores the

Taste of the Terroir – Corsica

  With its culinary traditions and proud local heritage, few French places stake a claim to the importance of terroir quite like Corsica, the “Île de Beauté” in the Mediterranean. Justin Postlethwaite makes his selection of the best food and

Champagne – Far from the Madding Crowd

From the moment Janet Hulstrand waltzed into Essoyes as a bright-eyed seasonal grape-picker, it was love at first sight. The rest, as they say, is history…   Why did you choose Essoyes? Well, Essoyes chose me, in a way. I

Quoi de neuf, docteur?

  Nadia Jordan clears up a few myths about the French health system and recalls her first dash to A&E, maimed builder in tow   When we moved to France, I can honestly say that the French healthcare system was