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Increase your chances of staying in France for good

The prospect of not being allowed to stay permanently in France can be a source of great anxiety for people applying for a French visa.  Over the past three years, we have successfully applied for 1259 French resident permits (carte de séjour) for English-speaking clients from all over the world. Being French ourselves, we know […]

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An Englishman’s home is his castle in France

image source: @andre_and_lee_ Last September, we introduced you to Lee and his French husband André. They had just sold up in the UK and bought a Château in southwest France. Château Jostelle came complete with four hectares of forest and woodland, plus a 17th century building called the White House, an additional barn that was ripe for

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Buying a Chateau

From castles in the sky to a French château

This week we introduce Lee and his French husband, André. They are living the dream, not just because of the French château they have bought and are restoring, but because of the warmth of the welcome they have received from the village they now call home.  Their adventure began two years ago.  “We used to watch

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There are more questions than answers when you dream about moving to France

One thing you learn very quickly when you move to France is that you don’t really have a choice about the order in which you do things. That’s because you often need to have completed one step in order to advance on something else. For example, if you want to buy or rent a house

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How to make sure you child doesn’t miss out on overseas school trips

School is back this week, which means there’s a new challenge looming for parents, in the form of overseas school trips. Although children under the age of 18 don’t need to hold their own French residency card as they are covered by yours, there’s a potential problem in proving resident status if they travel back

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