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6 romantic places to stay in France

Make your Valentine’s Day special with our pick of romantic places to stay in France, including a five-star hotel on the Côte d’Azur and a fairy-tale castle suspended in the trees

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Brittany region guide

An insider’s guide to Brittany in northern France, including the main attractions, towns and villages to visit on holiday or live in, the major festivals and events, and where to buy a property in Brittany

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7 exciting French cities to visit on a weekend break

Planning a city break in France? Here are 7 French cities you should visit on a short break with more than enough attractions to keep you busy all weekend

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Living in France

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Running a luxury guesthouse in Picardy

Once their children had flown the nest, one expat couple finally got time to turn their family house in Picardy in northern France into a luxury guesthouse

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6 tips for buying a mobile home in France

Before you start viewing mobile homes in France to buy you will need to decide what type of park and where you want to buy. Here are 6 questions to answer before you buy a mobile home

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How to find a job in France

Unless you are retired or have already made millions you will need to find a way to earn an income in France. Find out how to find job vacancies in France, how to write a French CV and how to apply for a job in France

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5 things I learned when my children started a French school

Starting a French school is a steep learning curve for children but it also proves an education for parents too. From how to communicate with other parents to the differences between school meals, here are 5 things I learnt when my children started school in France

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February 2016 issue of Living France

February 2016 issue of Living France out now!

In the new February 2016 issue of Living France we explore Tarn, reveal where to buy if you want an expat community nearby and explain how to try before you buy in France…

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Dordogne guide

An insider’s guide to Dordogne in the south-west of France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to visit and live in and where to buy property in Dordogne

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What is the cooling-off period after buying a French property?

In France, property buyers have a set period to withdraw from the property purchase after they have signed the contract. Find out how long the cooling-off period is and how the system works

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5 things you need to know before you buy a French property

Do you know the French rules and regulations for electricity, gas supplys, plumbing and sewage, swimming pools and home insurance? They are very different to the UK so make sure you understand them before you buy a property in France

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How do I sell my French property privately?

Are you thinking about bypassing an estate agent and selling your French property privately? There are some advantages but also some disadvantages. Here are 4 areas to consider before you sell your property privately

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Brasserie le Sud restaurant in Lyon

The best restaurants in Lyon

With over 4,000 restaurants and its very own Bouchons bistros, Lyon is France’s foodie capital. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Lyon

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French vocabulary to start a business in France

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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Recipe: crêpe Suzette

Learn how to make a liqueur-soaked pancake that is popular during Chandeleur and Lent

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French Valentine’s Day recipes

If you’re choosing to stay in rather than dine out this Valentine’s Day then impress your other half by creating a delicious, romantic French dinner with these easy recipes

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