The Good Life France Magazine




The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...


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Autumn 2022

Discover Aix, the ‘Little Paris’ of Provence, the historic region of Beaune, a land of wine and castles. Beautiful Bordeaux and Normandy. The stork villages of Alsace and the pickled-in-the-past, post-card pretty perched town of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. Breath-taking Lavender fields in Provence, castles in the air in Dordogne. Exquisite Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice. Discover what’s new, the best tours, recipes, a language lesson, practical guides and much, much more…

Prestige French Property

Prestige French Property & Lifestyle Show Portsmouth 8-9 October, 2022 CUT THE COST ✂ of currency transfers to France The Prestige French Property & Lifestyle Show is dedicated to buying in France and the French lifestyle. There will be estate agents from many regions of France showcasing their properties. Caravans in the Sun will be promoting their mobile homes and available sites. And Prestige Property Services Europe will be showcasing holiday rentals which cover Normandy and Brittany in the North to as far south as sunny Ceret on the Spanish border. There will also be professional services present including banking, insurance, currency exchange and investment advice services as well as others specialised in the requirements of moving to France. Prestige Property Services Europe are proud to host this dedicated show which highlights some of the best property for sale in France and also offers a taste of the French Lifestyle. If you’re moving money to or from France you’ll want to get the best return possible on your currency transfers. But how do you make sure you get the best rate? We asked Calum Harkiss at Currencies Direct who have been helping people maximise their currency transfers for almost 30 years, to explain the process, and why timing is important when transferring money overseas… The currency market is always moving, so picking the right time to make a transfer can be tricky. Even a seemingly small discrepancy in the exchange rate you secure can make a massive difference to how much you receive, and rates can shift by as much as 5% in a matter of weeks. Over the last ten years we have seen several historic shifts in the currency market due to events like the EU referendum, Covid-19, Brexit, the war in Ukraine and (most recently) the turbulent political situation in the UK. In 2022 alone the GBP/EUR exchange rate has fluctuated between highs of 1.21 and lows of 1.15. If you had £100,000 euros to transfer you would have received €121,000 at the higher rate, but €6,000 less when exchange rates were at their lowest. When you transfer money through Currencies Direct, we’ll provide, and agree, an exchange rate with you over the phone, online or via our app. We can help you buy currency to use at a later date, we set rate alerts and we send your currency as soon as we receive your payment. It’s simple. And it’s not just the timing of your transfer that’s important, the exchange rate you receive can be very different depending on the provider you use to move your money abroad. Get your tickets for the show here 94 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 95