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Camille Claudel, starring French actress Juliette Binoche

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Le Café des Artistes on a Sunday morning

Teaching English in France

France is many people’s dream destination, but life here can be isolating if you are not working or don’t speak French


Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan’s column on France

With the sun beating down, TERRY WOGAN muses on the wonders of nature and looks forward to the annual snail feast in his little corner of south-west France

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Living in France

Traditional house in Figeac

Property pick: traditional house in the Lot Valley

This traditional house in Figeac in the Lot Valley is our property pick this week

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The lavender fields of Drôme © Lionel Pascale

Exploring Drôme

With fragrant lavender fields and lush scenery, delicious produce and pretty villages, Drôme is a great option for anyone longing for the south of France, says Emma Rawle

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Living France December 2014 issue

December 2014 issue of Living France out now!

In the new December 2014 issue of Living France we explore Hautes-Pyrénées, meet a family living on the French Riviera and find out how to integrate into French life

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Capital gains tax explaine © Andy Robert Davies

Capital gains tax in France: explained

Tax expert Rob Kay explains capital gains tax rules in France and how they could affect you if you sell property or shares in France

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Ski chalet in Méribel

Property pick: Alpine chalet in Méribel

This week Stephanie Sheldrake falls for an Alpine chalet in Méribel

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Property in France

Knowing your 'certificat d'urbanisme' from your 'déclaration préalable' is a vital initial part of the renovation process

Permission accomplished: French planning applications

Having given an overview of the planning process last month, Arthur Cutler continues with a guide to the different planning applications in France

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Picturesque St-Antonin-Noble-Val on the banks of the River Aveyron

Behind the scenes with Dame Helen Mirren’s B&B hosts in Tarn-et-Garonne

From finding a home in France to hosting one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Clinton Hadgill tells the surprising story of his own journey to St-Antonin-Noble-Val

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Location spotlight: the Rhuys peninsula, Brittany

Experiencing the mildest winters in Brittany, the Rhuys peninsula proves to be a haven of peaceful ports, friendly markets and picturesque walks as Carolyn Reynier discovers

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An interior designer’s home in Languedoc

Brighton-based interior designer Clare Topham speaks to Lynette Eyb about her hideaway in the south of France, which combines stylish elegance with a homely feel

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French culture

Mushroom and Comte tartlets

Recipe: Mushroom and Comté tartlets

Chef Laura Pope has worked together with Comté cheese to create a recipe for mushroom and thyme tartlets, great for your Christmas party

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Cassoulet ©Snap and Stir

Cassoulet recipe

Discover the history behind the French classic cassoulet and make your own cassoulet with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Michel Guérard © Corentin Mossière

Lean French cuisine

Michelin-three-star chef Michel Guérard’s slimline dishes give a guilt-free spin to French favourites. He offers Zoë McIntyre a lesson in lightening up

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