Welcome to The Live In France Guide

For foreigners and their francophobic friends


Meet The Live In France Guide


Hi I'm Annie. Back in 2010 my husband and I decided to take a family sabbatical to live in France with our 3 children. We did it partly to get away from corporate America and partly in search of a lower cost of living. We sold or gave away our belongings, put the sentimental stuff in storage, applied for French visas and 10 months later we were Expats in France. We didn't have cushy jobs lined up. In fact, we did it the hard way- on our own, researching every step of the way using our savings. Since then, a lot has happened and as a result, I've accumulated a massive amount of useful information, resources and tips to help survive life in France whether you want to live there or just want to visit France on your next family holiday. 


Currently In Montpellier France


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