French Life

In this section people that have moved to France share their experiences of living and working in France. Tell us your story by clicking here.

Monsieur Le Mairie

Saint Ceneri le GereiIn the picturesque Normandy village of Saint Ceneri le Gerei meet MONSIEUR LE MAIRIE (otherwise known as Ken Tatham from Yorkshire - and Leeds United fan extraordinaire)...

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Mad car disease

We all know that the French take their grub seriously. So it should perhaps come as no surprise that the vocabulary of gastronomy should have crept into the language of the road. My crime was to have 'grille' (grilled) a Stop! sign - that is to say not to have come to a complete and utter halt. Pulled over by a couple of gendarmes...

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Having An Appetite For France

escargoBA Boyle finds herself watering the geraniums and stuffing her pockets full of snails while developing some interesting food allergies as she tries desperately not to offend...

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Looking for a war grave in France

war gravesLucy Grace relates her families experience of tracing the war grave of a relative who had been killed in France during World War II...

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From rain-lashed London to laid-back Languedoc

LanguedocFormer city-dwellers Paula Moore and Anton Wouters talk about what prompted them to relocate to the Languedoc region. They swapped London's urban bustle for views of snow-capped mountains, and have not regretted their decision...

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Friends in France Living the Dream

Friends in FrancePeter and Margaret Stephenson left their comfortable Irish lifestyle in September 2004 to search for their dream life in the sun. Leaving in wake good jobs, their beautiful Georgian house and an incredulous circle of family and friends, they packed up their old Jeep & trailer...

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Pays-de-la-Loire: Falling in love with France

house in Pays-de-la-LoireMick tells his story of buying a property in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of France. We follow his trials and tribulations as he starts renovating a house that's almost a ruin...

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