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Inspiring, must-read travel blogs about France

Travelling on a budget, holidaying as a family, visiting Paris and Provence, and lots of beautiful photos of France – these are our favourite travel blogs about France to read

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Iconic train journeys in France

The excellence of the French railway network isn’t only down to the TGV. You can slow things down and hop on a slower train to enjoy breathtaking scenery that no high speed train, car or bike can reach. Bon voyage!

The floating gardens of Berges de Rive Gauche ©Paris Tourist Office - Sarah Sergent

Lose yourself in these hidden parks in Paris

Leave the busy city behind and enjoy some peace and quiet in one of these hidden parks and gardens in Paris that that you probably don’t know about

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Living in France

Stephen Clarke hopes the French will still favour their foreign friends post-Brexit © Tim Wesson

Are foreigners in or out of favour with the French?

With hamburgers and cappuccinos appearing on menus, France was just about embracing global culture. But will Brexit change this? Paris-based writer Stephen Clarke hopes not

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It took a lot of time and hard graft to get Kris and Dave Hallet's home in the condition it is today

Renovating a property in France on a budget

For Kris Hallet and her husband Dave, moving to Béarn in south-west France and renovating a derelict cottage has been hard work, but well worth it. Here’s how they managed the renovation on a small budget

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Expats Dave and Kris's renovated a derelict cottage in Béarn

8 tips for renovating in France on a budget

Shop around for the best buys on equipment and materials. Electrical stuff can be very expensive and especially things like wall sockets, which is very frustrating when you have an entire house to install.

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Gillain Harvey

Why I love France even more in the summer

With the arrival of summer, Gillian Harvey takes time to appreciate what’s on her doorstep in the Limousin

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The clasically French interior of Maison de l'Arbre in Aveyron © Suki Stuart

These classic French interiors will have you redecorating immediately

Exposed stone walls, wooden beams, brocante finds, period furniture and finishing touches... These stunning interiors will make you fall in love with a classic French style

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6 top tips for French property buyers

Have you done your homework? Follow our advice for buying property in France

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How do EU inheritance laws impact me?

New EU succession rules means there are now more options for Brits when deciding who inherits their French property, but it is important to understand them when writing your will

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10 reasons to buy a mobile home in France

10 reasons to buy a mobile home in France

Low cost, no hassle, all shapes and sizes - here are 10 reasons why a mobile home in France could be the ideal option

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FPN issue 307 September

September 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

In the September issue of French Property News we explore the treasure island of Corsica, offer top tips for making money from a vineyard and look at how to use social media to market your holiday let

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French culture


These quotes will make you want to visit France

From writers to film stars, many have been inspired by France and French life. Here are 20 of our favourite quotes about France

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Improve your French with an immersion course with French in the Dordogne

Learn French and discover Dordogne on an immersion course

Improve your French and discover Dordogne on a week-long immersion course near Bergerac with French in the Dordogne

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French news stories that caught our eye this week

Harry Potter tops France’s bestseller list, Beckhams selling their Provence property and artwork by French artist JR in Rio – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Villa Savoye, Poissy, Paris © Fondation Courbusier

Le Corbusier: Grand Designer

Le Corbusier was an architect who divided opinion. But his influence as a pioneer of modern architecture was undeniable and 17 of his works are now named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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