French Living

  • Insider’s Guide to Where to Buy Property in the South of France

    For British buyers, France remains one of the most sought-after locations when it comes to buying a holiday home or making a permanent move. In fact, France is the second-most popular location for Brits seeking property abroad – and the South of France in particular is a hotspot for overseas buyers. If you’re moving to the region or planning to buy a holiday home here, you may be wondering where to buy property in the South of France. In today’s insider’s guide, we take a look at some of the most popular destinations.

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  • 5 Great Places to Go Canoeing in the South of France

    Kayaking or canoeing in the South of France is the perfect activity for practically all ages. Whether floating down a dramatic river gorge, exploring the nooks and crannies of the azure coast, or simply paddling across a crystal-clear lake for a picnic on the other side – the South of France has some of the best canoeing in the world.

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  • Insiders Top Guide to First Time Camping in South of France

    Insider’s Guide to First-Time Camping in the South of France

    If you’re like me, then you love the great outdoors. When summer arrives, camping in the South of France is one of the most superb holiday experiences on offer.

     

    The weather is extremely reliable in the South of France – not like in Ol’ Blighty, where an August weekend in a sleeping bag under the stars has a 50/50 chance of being a wash out.

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  • What is important when buying property in South of France

    What is important when buying property in South of France

    Buying property in the South of France is a dream come true for many Brits looking for the perfect holiday home abroad, or for somewhere hot and idyllic – yet relatively close by – to retire to permanently. 

     

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  • The Best Insider’s Guide to the Verdon Gorge – South of France

    An Insider’s Guide to Verdon Gorge

    Sometimes known as the “Grand Canyon of Europe”, Verdon Gorge (or Gorges du Verdon) in the South of France is undoubtedly one of the most striking, beautiful, and distinguishing features of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

     

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  • 3 Essential Features to have in your South of France Property

    Many people dream of buying a property in the South of France – and for good reason. The French Riviera truly is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Europe, if not the world. The climate is warm and inviting. There are miles upon miles golden sandy coastline. The bright blue waters are clean and glorious (they don’t call it the Côte d’Azur (Azure Coast) for nothing). Then there is the art, the food, the wine, the fashion, the culture.

     

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  • An Insider’s Guide to Vincent Van Gogh & the South of France

    One of the most famous and distinctive painters in the history of Western art, the works of Vincent van Gogh are bold, dramatic, vivid explosions of colour – the paint not so much brushed as sculpted thickly onto the canvass to create an impulsive, expressive style unlike any other before him. read more

  • The South of France Property Guide: French Riviera

    If you dream of owning a property abroad – perhaps to keep as a holiday home, or maybe to relocate entirely – I ask you, where better than the glorious French Riviera?

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  • A Quick Guide to Languedoc Wine

    Spanning the Mediterranean coastline – from Provence to the French border with Spain – the Languedoc-Roussillon area in the South of France produces not only some of the very best, but also the most wine in the whole of France.

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  • Insider’s Guide to French Mortgages

    France is the most-visited country in the world, attracting around 90 million tourists a year before the pandemic put the brakes on international travel.

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