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The Pyrénées: Idle pleasures

The mountains are not just a playground for elite cyclists and intrepid hikers, as Carolyn Boyd discovers on a gentle exploration of the Hautes-Pyrénées

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The history of France’s most important festival - le 14 juillet - is explored by Peter Stewart

The medieval Château Suscinio near Morbihan, Brittany

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part One

Some of our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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August: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France this August

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Dream property: modern home in Brittany

Every so often, we come across a French property that knocks us for six. This month, Stephanie Sheldrake falls for a modern family home in Morbihan

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The Living France guide to getting married in France

With attractive locations, delicious food, and fantastic wine, France is undeniably a romantic place to tie the knot. Kate McNally talks through the practicalities

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A guide to Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais offers coastline, culture and countryside in one easily accessible package. Gillian Thornton crossed the Channel to find out more

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The pound’s tour de force

Making your money go further as the pound climbs against the euro

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Splash the cash: French homes with pools

With summer upon us, and thousands of Brits flocking to enjoy their second-home pools in France, Joanna Leggett shares her top tips on joining the happy splashers

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A year in Aix-en-Provence

Keen to try something new, last summer Jill Cowdry persuaded her family to swap life in London for a year in Aix-en-Provence, and they haven’t looked back since

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Interview with an estate agent in northern France

Edward Lazarus of Domus Abroad shares his view of the property market across the northern half of France

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Garlic Galore: Summer Garlic Festivals in France

The humble allium has become an emblem of French cuisine and inspires festivals across the south-west, says Vanessa Couchman

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Raise a glass to jazz

Ancient Gascon vineyards are producing stylish new wines that hit all the right notes at the annual Marciac jazz festival

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