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Win tickets for Decanter’s wine tasting event

Wine enthusiasts can be in with the chance of winning tickets to a great wine event in London this November

Why children love to train travel to the Alps

It’s not just adults who get excited about a train trip to to the Alps, as Daniel Elkan discovers

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10 tips for running a gîte

British expat and gîte owner Tom Reilly shares his 10 top tips for running a gîte

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Tom Reilly and David Streets with Sid and Saffy © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

Gîte renovation in Normandy

Find out how one British couple transformed their Normandy farmhouse into an attractive gîte

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November issue of Living France

November issue of Living France out now!

In the new November 2014 issue of Living France we celebrate our 25th anniversary with a bumper giveaway, tips to find happiness in France and our insider’s guide to French bureaucracy

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Period farmhouse in Charente

Property pick: period farmhouse in Charente

This period farmhouse in Charente is our favourite French property this week

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Karen Wheeler goes mushroom picking

This month, an autumnal day out hunting for mushrooms in France takes a surprising turn for Karen Wheeler

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Hollywood to Aveyron: an internet-bought hamlet

Having made a spur-of-the-moment decision to buy a hamlet in France, Rain Heron describes her journey from the Hollywood hills to the valleys of Aveyron

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Left to right: Gary Burke (Burke Bros), Charles Smallwood (Agence LUnion), Steve Gillham (Alliance French Property Group), Ben Hingley (Burke Bros)

French property industry leaders participate in 25th year double celebration

The UK’s number one French Property Exhibition at London’s Olympia Exhibition Hall, Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September 2014, was the setting for a great 25th anniversary celebration and reunion.

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French tax on rental properties

Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of running a holiday let in France and shares how you can prepare yourself in order to comply with the current legislation

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Talk of the Tarn: spotlight on Castres

While many visitors to this part of Midi-Pyrénées head straight for the city of Albi or the Aveyron gorges, Frances Marcellin explores the historic town of Castres and shines the spotlight on the unsung hero of the department

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Mousse au chocolat  © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Mousse au chocolat

Find out the origins of this rich chocolate mousse and make your own with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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