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Most people have a plan when it comes to finding their ideal property in France. Make sure you prepare these 6 things before the big move to your French property. Need something new to watch? Thinking of setting up a campsite in France?

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Understand the home-sharing website Airbnb, including the latest French rules, and follow our top tips for using it to rent out your property in France. But which cities are best for growing old in? If you are buying in or moving to France you will need a French bank account but before you open one make sure you read these 11 things you need to know to avoid making a costly mistake. The French pharmacy is so much more tham a place to pick up your prescriptions.

Here are 11 things you might not know about pharmacies in France. Visit our free France forum to get help and advice from thousands of other Francophiles and expats. Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…. Search Term Search Advanced search. The sun sets over Paris Claire Morris Photography. Join the growing number of Francophiles who are taking the opportunity of living life like the locals by house-sitting in empty homes. Lamia Walker shows how to do it best. One of Lamia's favourite house sits, a farmhouse in Var.

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House Sitting in the South of France – What It Was Really Like

How to find a GP in France. Trusted Housesitters is an affiliate link. We recommend them because we used them personally to housesit in France. I would pay someone to loan me their dog for a few days. Is there any validity in that? Still your time in france sounds amazing Rebekah recently posted… Xiahe: Exploring a Tibetan Monastary.

But that by no means counts out singles. As long as you are a responsible adult and it certainly helps to have a blog that shows your whole life story so the homeowners can get to know you before they know you then there is a housesitting gig out there somewhere that is the right fit for you. One person got gorgeous accommodation and a couple hundred a week or something absurd.

These gigs are getting tougher, if not impossible, to find though as more and more people are willing to do it on exchange. My mum lived in a small village near Carcassonne for a while, so I know that area a bit, and it must have been a lovely place to housesit!

By the way, that totally sucks Dan got his camera stolen in Paris boo! Sam recently posted… UK Stereotypes: We loved the south of France to wind down after a chaotic couple of months of travel. Stockholm is an awesome city though.

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I bet housesitting there was a blast! Housesitting has been amazing for us too, what we really loved, apart from getting to know better the places we stayed and live like the locals do, it was having some furry cute friends to look after, we really miss having pets. We love having pets to look after as well! Provides a nice routine in contrast to our hectic travel lifestyle. Is there any type of references needed on these websites? Or a feedback system for homeowners to leave online like Airbnb for housesitters?

Your personal blog may be one of the best references you have!

When we apply to a housesitting gig we always suggest people read our about us page to learn more. People can automatically upload references to your housesitting profile and the more the merrier. Family, friends, babysitting gigs or previous pet sitting experience will all help you to look better in the eyes of a homeowner. Thank you so much for sharing this! We have been thinking about trying house sitting sometime in the future after we finish teaching in Korea.

You two are so inspirational and we love following your travels! Stephanie recently posted… Train Travels… Suncheon Bay. You are very welcome Stephanie! Housesitting is a very unique way to travel. Hope you get the chance to try it out: We have done a few home exchanges, but never a house sit. I think it is something we will look into in the future. Sorry about your camera being stolen. Thanks for sharing your experience Rhonda: The last time we visited the south of France, we camped.

Especially as we find the local hotels prohibitively expensive. Gran Canaria Local recently posted… Hotel Madrid. France can get quite expensive quickly. We loved being able to hunker down and live like locals for a bit. Well, house sitting may or may not be for everyone, but its benefits are no secret. It is definitely a great way to immerse in the local vibe and enjoy few perks for free. I hope to explore this option someday. Experiencing the culture in the South of France was something we never would have done without housesitting.

And we never would have met Ralphie! The south of France looks lovely, so does Ralph, and so do those large glasses of wine! The bull running not so much: Have you got any more house sits lined up for this year? Have you found it easier finding house sits in France compared to Central America? Costa Rica is a very popular spot for housesitting, as is France.

It tends to be wherever expats have set up and want someone to look after their house while they take an extended vacation. We suggest getting signed up to get email notifications which you can sort by country so if you see one you like, you can get your application in first. Glad to hear that we convinced you to housesit: These look like some amazing housesits!!

And the dog was adorable, too. I like that you added those links at the end, too. The Ranch at Rock Creek. Which site have you had the most luck with, out of curiosity? I also love your idea of using your blog as a great reference to show people who you are. Well, first of all, that puppy is seriously cute! Micki recently posted… Sri-Lanka: Magic and Majesty at the Esala Perahera. Sounds like you need to pick a house sit in a place that has a lot of interesting places that are accessible on a day trip. Good to hear the inside scoop! Wow, these sound like perfect situations! Great pets, lovely settings AND use of a car!

Will be interested to hear how your NYC gig goes. Heather recently posted… Sigulda, Latvia: Medieval Castles Amid Autumn Leaves. Love your blog and information. My blog is still under construction-mostly sharing my personal travels in Europe. Thanks so much for sharing! Housesitting is a great way to travel — good luck on getting your first international assignment! We will have to try house sitting in our gap year travel. We will be having tons of time to slow travel and live like locals.

How do you chose or get chosen? Couplertw recently posted… Daytrip to Bratislava. Yes house sitting is perfect for a gap year when you have time to slow down: Everyone has their own favorite. Some good friends of mine have done some housesitting recently, and I thought that it would be the perfect position for me. I am 68 and live alone. Traveling to many places is more than I want to do; hence, situating myself in a less than hectic style of traveling seems perfect. Your email address will not be published.