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Holidays in France

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8 reasons to visit the French mountains this summer

Escape the summer heat with a visit to the French mountains, where you can do everything from hiking to shopping. Here is our pick of things to do

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14 stylish hotels in France for under €150 a night

Want to enjoy a special night in France without breaking the bank? Here are 14 hotels that are all under €150 a night

The Route Napoléon takes you through some stunning sites, including the village of Sisteron in Alpes de Haute Provence ©ThinkstockPhotos

You need to drive these beautiful routes in France

Get behind the wheel and embark on one of these epic drives in France to enjoy stunning scenery on beautiful French routes

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Living in France

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11 tips for running a successful property management business

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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With the shops shut, Sundays are a day for family outings

Why do shops in France shut on Sunday?

Being prepared for the shops to be shut on public holidays in France has taken some getting used to for mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, who now happily embraces family time over convenience shopping

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Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

Understand the French micro-entreprise regime

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Introducing the NEW Living France Magazine App

The new Living France magazine app is available to download now!

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July events in France

From flower festivals to outdoor theatre festivities and open-air music concerts, there are so many ways to make sure you have fun in the sun in France this July

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Summer property picks in the French Alps

Summer is in full swing in the French Alps and leanding Alpine developer MGM French Properties offers its top property picks for the summer

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Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

8 reasons you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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FPN August issue 306

August 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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Midi-Pyrénées is famed for its beautiful villages

Where to buy in France for guaranteed sunshine

For many, having fun in the sun is a major reason of wanting to move to France. Here are 6 places you can be sure the sun will show up…

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French culture

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is backed by the inky-blue waters of the Mediterranean © Thinkstock

The best Saint-Tropez restaurants

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all budgets. Here is our pick of places to eat

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French news stories that caught our eye this week

Names and capitals announced for France’s new regions, explore Loire Valley châteaux without leaving home and plastic bags banned in French shops – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Great apps to help you learn French

Language-learning apps are a great way to learn French whenever and wherever you can. These are our favourite ones to use

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What is Bastille Day?

Anyone who has been in France on 14 July will know that Bastille Day or the Fête Nationale is a big deal in France, but what is it and where do you celebrate it?

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