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Coast to coast in Charente-Maritime

With sun-soaked beaches galore, Charente-Maritime is the place to go to feel the sand between your toes, but there’s plenty more besides, as Solange Hando discovers

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A tour of Bagnères-de-Luchon

Looking to buy in France and put your property to work? Nadia Jordan shows us around spa town Bagnères-de-Luchon, a southern gem with year-round appeal

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Property shopping in south-west France

The south-west corner of France is equal parts paradise and playground, where you can ski the peaks and surf the waves. Yvonne Russell explores this stunning area

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The medieval village of St-Cirq-Lapopie clings to a rocky outcrop

Quercy calling

If historic architecture and spectacular countryside are your ideal combination, it’s worth putting the Quercy region in south-west France on your must-see list for this year, urges Julie Savill

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'The Pigeon House' in Normandy has two bedrooms and is on the market for 92,000 euros

A view on the French property market

Patrick Joseph of My French House shares his view of the current property market across France

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Jewel of the Jade Coast

Carolyn Reynier visits the fishing town of Pornic, an intriguing gem in the Jade Coast’s crown, and explores its historic ports, clifftop views and vast range of properties

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Mark and Sarah have left behind their busy lives in London to run Gîtes de Brettes. Close to the town of Ruffec, the property comprises a main house and four gîtes

Gîtes in Charente

The gîte market is going strong in Charente, so if you’re looking for both a home and a business then you might want to focus your search here, explains James Rolt

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Charles Miller of Charente Immobilier

Agent interview - Poitou-Charentes

Charles Miller of Charente Immobilier looks at the property market in Poitou-Charentes and shares some inside secrets

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Town vs country in Charente

Whether you’re looking for a terraced home in town or a rural retreat in the country, Charles Miller explores the benefits of both in the Charente department

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A street for sale in the village of Rivel, on the market in its totality for ¬600,000

An agent interview

Alan Redhouse of estate agency Century 21 ACI looks at the property market in Aude and shares some inside secrets

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La Chouette boasts an idyllic setting in Haute-Vienne

The good food life in Limousin

After spending many family camping holidays in France, Jan and Richard Rogers renovated a B&B in Limousin, bought some chickens and opened their doors to guests

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The lakes make a fabulous playground for watersports

Lakeside and mountain properties go head to head

Love the Alps but can’t decide where to buy? Karen Tait looks at the pros and cons of a lakeside or ski resort location

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The marina and fishing port of Capbreton

On Landes and sea

Sun, sand and surf await for property hunters as Carolyn Reynier heads down to the seaside villages of Hossegor, Capbreton and Seignosse in Aquitaine for the end of the season

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A beautiful Gascon chateau for sale, www.purslows-gascony.co.uk

Historic Gascony

In the first of our new series of historical provinces, Karen Tait explores the southern area known as Gascony

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Nicholas Elliott works on a piece of in art in the beautiful Brittany countryside

Inspired by Brittany

Discover the strong cultural identity, clement climate and distinctive creatire flair of Brittany, with Beverley Smith

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Côte d’Azur on a budget

Emily Southcombe explores the sought-after Cote d’Azur coastline

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Summer in the Alps

Carolyn Reynier heads for the traditional village resorts of the Belleville valley to discover the Alps in summer

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Boats in the dock of Marseille

Guide to Marseille

As the 2013 European Capital of Culture, Marseille is enjoying it’s moment in the spotlight, as Patricia Stoughton discovers

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Bales of hay in Monlezun (©Collection Tourisme Gers/CDT32/Carossio Michel)

Gorgeous Gers

On the hunt for an unsung corner of France, Carolyn Reynier travels to western Gers and discovers some unassuming communes and little-known wines

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Local produce sold at the Saturday market in Ruffec

Charmed by Charente

Having fallen for northern Charente seven years ago, James Rolt now helps a growing number of buyers do the same

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The chateau at chenonceau is one of the most-visited castles in France

Tour around the Loire Valley

Jane Gardner takes us around the land of water and wine

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Walkers enjoy the Livradois-Forez National Park (Atout France)

Back to nature

Carolyn Reynier explores Brioude in Auvergne, the historic gateway to the Allier gorges and the Livradois-Forez regional nature park

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