Your essential guide to facilities in towns to be found north of the Loire and east of Angers. You can find details on bars, restaurants, chemists, banks, supermarkets, broadband, English-language cinema, distance to the ports and much more.
This beautiful part of France is home to some of the most spectacular properties in Europe, but you can also pick up a bargain. Its proximity to the Channel ports and Paris also make Sarthe an ideal location.
Extensive details of Fontenay le Comte and surrounding area The south-east Vendee has been a popular destination for house-hunters for many years. The climate, excellent transport links and affordable property make the area ideal for those dreaming of a new…
Thinking of buying a property in Brittany? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.
Thinking of buying a property in Gascony? We’ve prepared an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.
France has adopted a new map reducing the number of regions from 22 down to 13. The move is aimed to simplify bureaucracy and save costs and is not without controversy.
Many English-speaking residents are interested in watching UK TV in France to keep up with their favourite programms and films, and get the news in their own language.
Two Weymouth mayors have been recognised for services to twinning. But with busy lifestyles making volunteers harder to find, we look at what the future might hold.
To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, we look back at the capital’s role. Life carried on as normal for Paris and its three million citizens, right up until the outbreak of war on 2 August 1914…
The Paris apartment had great bones, but needed a top-to-bottom overhaul. How would they manage the renovation remotely?
Situated between the sea and the farmlands of the Avesnois and the Monts des Flandres, Nord-Pas de Calais offers an unexpected cuisine which will delight the palate of the adventurous in quest of lovely culinary surprises.
Are you a green-fingered fan of French gardens? Head to Pays Boulonnais in the country’s northernmost tip to explore five châteaux and botanical gardens to delight horticultural visitors.
Sally Stone of Les Bons Voisins explains how her successful franchise business looking after people’s French property started, and provides invaluable advice to those wishing to start their own business in France
A recent survey in France has revealed that one in three men, and nearly half of all women, face total dependency on care homes or qualified assistance in their homes. So, with more and more people living longer, how can you keep your independence?
If you miss the opportunity to play cricket or are just looking to make some new friends, expats around the country have set up clubs to help make sure you are enjoying life in France.
Dreaming of owning a property in Paris? What does the city really have to offer?
British-born Liz Turner has lived in France for the past 27 years – since she met her husband on the first stop of a trip around the world! She now lives in Paris, and takes an amusing interest in the two cultures
Follow Paul Smith on his 850 mile journey through French countryside, which he completed in just two weeks!
As if the department of the Pyrenees Orientales didn’t have enough going for it already, for those with a passion for shopping there is an added bonus to be found on its south-west border … Andorra!
“Duty Free Shopping”
Image not found.Bill and Rosalind spent 3 years trying to find their dream home in France. They couldn’t find what they wanted and decided to build their own. In the first of a series of articles they describe finding their perfect plot and why they ended up much further south than they first expected…
Thinking of buying a property in Burgundy? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.