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.

Living in Seine et Marne

moulin-de-belle-assise in Seine et MarneOriginally from Ireland, Trina and her family moved to France three years ago and live in a small town in Seine et Marne situated in the Ile-de-France.

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Life in the Heart of Cathar Country

DaveDave moved to France in the 90's after living in Spain for a short while, he now lives in the heart of Cathar country in the village of Rennes les Bains in southern France.

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Living and working in Pays de la Loire

Lassay-les-Chateaux in the Mayenne departmentAfter holidaying in France as often as they could Andrew and his wife moved here permanently in 2003 and now live in the Mayenne department of Pays de la Loire.

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Working as an artist in France

Jeanette LeuersTired of paying for a UK mortgage Jeanette Leuers decided to move to France, that was 14 years ago and she now lives on the Brittany and Normandy border where she works as an artist...

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Life in the Loire Atlantique

Nantes-Brest CanalAfter spending many holidays in France Mike made the now or never decision to move to the Loire Atlantique in the Pays de la Loire region of western France...

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Life in the Beautiful Lot Valley

Lot valleyWhen Brian met his French wife in 1989 they decided to spend 10 years living in the UK before moving to France permanently, they now live in the beautiful Lot valley in the south west of France.

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Living in Pays de la Loire

BreilBorn in Bradford on Avon, Adrian is a retired teacher who now lives in Breil near the Loire Valley he tells us his experiences of moving to France plus some useful tips.

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From Australia to the Midi-Pyrénées

LotPeter and Susan moved to France from Australia in 2001 they now live in the Lot department in the Midi-Pyrénées region.

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From the USA to Expat in Paris

ParisJoshua moved to France from the US after graduating from university, he lived in Bordeaux for a year before moving to Paris.

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Life in Mayenne

Mayenne CountrysideAndrew and Margaret moved to France in 2003 after taking early retirement, they now live in a cottage near Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire region.

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Living in Nord Pas de Calais

Nord Pas de CalaisDavid's job sent him to work in Paris in 1993, after his assignment finished he decided to stay and now lives in Nord-Pas de Calais...

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