Expat Interviews

In this section we interview expats living in France who give useful tips and insight about moving to France what it's like to be an expat in France. Tell us your story by filling in our interview form.

Renovating in the Charente

charenteBob and his partner moved to the Charente to renovate an old farmhouse and to escape the stresses of modern day living in the UK.

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Life in Lot et Garonne

Lot et GaronneMegan has been living in Lot et Garonne in the Aquitaine region for 8 years but would like to move back to the UK.

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Living in Alsace and working in Switzerland

Houses in AlsaceJane works in Switzerland but after finding that the house prices were very expensive she decided to move across the border to Alsace.

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Living and working in the Berry region

Berry RegionMaz Ironside moved to France in 2002 with two young children. Her children soon settled in to French schools and Maz now works as an interpreter and teaches English...

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Running a Chambres D'hotes in Brittany

LaurasAfter spending her summer holidays grape picking Laura moved to France permanently in 2005 where she now runs a Chambres D'hotes in the beautiful town Huelgoat in Brittany.

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Life in the South of France

Maison De L'OrbMark Binmore and his partner live in Beziers in the south of France where they run a chambre de hote called the Maison De L'Orb.

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Life in La Creuse

La CreuseMike Gray has lived in France for 20 years, he now lives in la Creuse in the Limousin region and runs his own business installing satellite TV systems.

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London to Languedoc

AudeOriginally born in Johannesburg, Michael Bowditch moved to the Languedoc region of France after spending 15 years living in London.

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Living between Charente and the French Alps

Alpine ChaletDave & Suzi Lynch moved to France in 2005 they spend the summer at their home in the Charente and the winters in the Haute Savoie where they run their own ski chalet business.

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Living the "Good Life" in the Dordogne

DordogneKevin and Kate retired to France in 2007 swapping the rat race for 5 acres of the "Good Life" in rural Dordogne.

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Llamas and Carp Fishing in Limousin

Walking AlpacasStephanie and Chris moved to France in 2006 and now live in the north-east corner of Creuse where they run a carp fishery and do llama trekking.

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