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Guide to the French driving test

Learning to drive in France is different to the UK with lots of rules and regulations to adhere to. In our guide to the French driving test we explain all you need to know

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New-build apartment in the Alps from MGM French Properties

3 new-build properties in France

A new-build property could be a good option if you are looking for a low-maintenance French holiday home in a managed residence, we pick three of our favourite new-build properties

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Living France September 2015

September 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new September 2015 issue of Living France we explore rural Corrèze in Limousin, reveal the childcare options in France and take a closer look at the new European inheritance laws and how they might affect you

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Water jousting festival in Sete © Paul Palau

August 2015: events in France

Discover 10 events happening in France in August 2015, including several music festivals, a celebration of champagne and Breton culture, plus a water jousting festival

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Cycling in Nantes © Atout France

Explore Loire-Atlantique

With beautiful beaches, rolling countryside and the dynamic city of Nantes, as well as a fascinating history and rich cultural heritage, Loire-Atlantique in western France is a department to discover

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Wish You Were Here

WIN! A copy of Wish You Were Here

Enter our competition to win a copy of Wish You Were Here by Catherine Alliott

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Le Fretay in Brittany

Traditional house in Brittany

This traditional Breton house in Côtes-d’Armor combines modern and traditional features and is only 90 minutes from the ferry port of Saint-Malo

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Logis de Bellevue © Tony and Marylyn Kusmirek

Running a gîte business in the Marais Poitevin

The pretty village of Coulon in the Marais Poitevin was the ideal place to set up a B&B and gîte business for expat couple Anthony and Marylyn Kusmirek

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Pretty farmhouse with mature garden for 199,000 euros

5 properties in France with land

There is no shortage of land in France, so whether you fancy a small plot to grow vegetables in or acres of parkland to stroll around you will be sure to find it. Take a look at our selection of 5 properties with land for some inspiration

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Dining room of Meze Maison © Meze Maison

Running a boutique chambres d’hôtes in Languedoc-Roussillon

Londoner Rob Budden and his partner bought a period house in Languedoc-Roussillon and transformed it into a stylish boutique chambres d’hôtes

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Holiday lets © www.frenchconnections.co.uk

Preparing your house for holiday lets

If you are planning to offer your second home in France as a holiday let, then doing some careful preparation before you start will ensure the venture runs smoothly

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Ian Moore's mid-life crisis purchase © Andy Robert Davies

Ian Moore: a mid-life crisis purchase

Comedian and expat Ian Moore may have found a way to improve worker productivity in France...

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Quercy-style house near Lauzerte

3 properties in Midi-Pyrénées

Midi-Pyrénées is a popular region with expats. Here are 3 of our favourite properties in the region

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Living France August 2015

August 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new August 2015 issue of Living France we explore Gard and Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, meet expats who own a château in Brittany and share a financial checklist for your move to France

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Lake Annecy © Savoie Mont Blanc / Hossel

Haute-Savoie at a glance

With popular ski resorts, spa towns and Annecy as its capital, Haute-Savoie is popular with property buyers looking for an outdoor mountain lifestyle

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