Plan on running a B&B or letting a gîte in the Hexagon? We’ve picked five of the most lucrative areas for businesses, with a few tips and tricks thrown in for good measure. Happy hunting! Normandy For many Brits ferrying…
If you are planning to relocate to France and are still at the age where you need an income you may be dreaming of setting up your own business. Perhaps you know exactly what it is you want to do, or are looking for a business opportunity in France. Read our Practical Guide
A holiday home from home with the added satisfaction of helping a worthwhile charity. Every penny goes to Combat Stress, which cares for UK veterans who have been traumatised by experiences during their service career.
Penny from La Betoule shares her secret for perfect macarons every time.
After 10 years spent living and working in London as a painter and decorator, Giles Stonor moved to France and established himself as an artisan. Amongst his biggest projects was the restoration of a Chartreuse in the Dordogne. Here Giles tells FrenchEntrée his story.
Louise Molloy travelled to France from Australia to seek a retreat for artists and writers suitable for vegetarians. She discovered tranquility, time and space in a productive environment at Atelier de la Rose.
You may have thought to yourself, why does champagne cost so much? And that’s a very good question. However, when we understand how this famous drink is made, the time, dedication and passion that is put into it, we could be asking ourselves, why is it so cheap?
If you’ve been to Champagne already, you’ll know that compared to other wine growing regions of France it’s actually quite a small area. Why is that?
When I lived and worked in Paris, coffee was the one thing that continually frustrated me. How could a country which is famous for its food and wine, serve such bad coffee? Rachel Guernier investigates.
Running a gîte business or B&B is a popular way for English speakers to make a living in France, so if you want to stand out from the competition or are planning to put up your prices, it pays to see how some others are adding value – with minimum outlay.
In July 2006, Roger Bruton, his wife Gillian and their extended family, swapped Stockport (Cheshire) for a new life in France. They settled in the Pyrénées, where they set up a small hotel. Roger tells FrenchEntrée their story…
Charlie and Jules Thackway bought a property in the Dordogne with the intention of using it for holidays. However, the couple found that “the more time we spent here the harder it was to leave…”
Real Life: When Giles and Fi bought an old mill back in 1999, they never envisioned quite what life off the electricity grid would be like. In 2002 they decided to install a water turbine to generate their own electricity and now run a B&B…
Andrea and Bruce venture into assisting in the planning of the carnival in their French town – and courageously add a vegetarian touch.
Despite no professional horticultural experience, Charles and Charlotte Liddell moved to France and opened a nursery selling David Austin roses. Here, Charlotte tells the story of their first year – and gives their tips for growing roses successfully
What do you need to do to integrate and enjoy your new Gallic life? Maggi de Rozario, a Brit who has lived in France since 2002, and who has become so at home here that she has been invited by her local mayor to join in planning her village’s future, gives
Almost two years ago, Julie Thirkettle, her daughter Joanna and baby grand-son, Alfie, moved to France in search of a new life. Since then they have started up a hugely successful B&B, Alfie is confidently bi-lingual and Julie and Joanna have made lots of friends. So why are they now returning to their native Yorkshire? Julie explains…
Following traumatic personal circumstances, my daughter and I decided to build new lives for ourselves in France…
Best friends Sarah Peacock and Carol Moss lost touch with each other until a chance meeting in the Tarn area of France 20 years later brought them together again. Now they run a successful business called ‘French Kiss Cards’
Keith and Helen Archibald have been running a successful bed & breakfast and gîte business in the Corrèze since 2001…
A whirlwind romance found Bob Thompson and Jude Aldinger starting a new life together, leaving Cambridge for the Dordogne
I’ve been with Nigel for eight years; married for the past two and a half, second marriages for both of us. We loved France and Germany and romanticised about living abroad, a little ‘Pie in the Sky’ venture, possibly a restaurant or a B&B. It was a nice day dream -then we had a bombshell.