One of the best things about living in France is the wonderfully varied surroundings that the country has to offer. Abundant sunshine, beautiful countryside, elegant coastlines, chic towns and rustic villages are just some of the inspiring areas that make up the stunning country patchwork that is 'La France'.
British people seeking second homes abroad still favour France most above other countries, and it is equally popular with expats who have taken the leap and moved to France permanently. France seems to have an enduring allure, depsite the economic and Eurozone crises, which have done little to deter Brits seeking their place in the French sunshine and the laidback lifestyle that is now synonymous with living in France.
When living in France as an expat, there are a number of legal and financial matters that you will need to be aware of, as well as understanding the minutiae of local life. Here are the France Buying Guide's tips to help you settle in to life in France and to get the very best out of French living.