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The impressive, 2,000-year-old Roman temple in Nîmes

A Quick Guide to Nîmes

Read our definitive guide to this beautiful Roman city in the south of France

The hillside city of Grasse basks in the Provençal sun

Make perfume in Grasse

The hillside town of Grasse has been synonymous with perfume-making since the 17th century. Zoë McIntyre shows how you can create your own signature fragrance

Inside the beautiful rerstaurant in Domaine les Crayères

The best places to drink in Champagne

From a luxury hotel to a treetop bar, Zoë McIntyre finds the best places to find a cool glass of bubbly in where else but Champagne

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It is traditional to give Lily of the Valley on 1 May © Atout France / Emmanuel Valentin

National holidays in France in May

There are no less than five national holidays in France in May, when many business close for the day. If you are planning a trip to France this month make sure you know when they are so you don’t get caught out!

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Paying your income tax in France

There’s no getting around it; if you’re planning a move to France, you’re going to need to know how to pay your income tax. Tax expert Rob Kay explains how the income tax system works and what rates you pay

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Make sure you get value for money when you exchange currency

6 tips for getting the best currency deal

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands of pounds, but it’s a minefield due to a lack of clear pricing and credible comparison sites. Foreign exchange expert Helen Scott, managing director of Eris FX, says this is unacceptable and explains why she is on a crusade to bring greater transparency to the market.Here she passes on her tips and advice to get the best value for your money. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Village house in Vienne

Village house in Vienne

This pretty village house already set up as a luxury B&B is Emma Rawle’s favourite French property for sale

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Tax on renting unfurnished property in France

For those planning to generate an income from their French home, Kate Brehaut considers the tax implications of renting out an unfurnished property in France

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French property buying guide part 4: inheritance

Sue Busby considers some of the inheritance problems that French property buyers may face further down the line, and finds the French way may be the best way

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Can Provence really be affordable?

5 budget properties in Provence

Buying in Provence is the dream of many French househunters - and it’s home to more affordable properties than you think. Joanna Leggett tickles our tastebuds with 5 of them

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The long-established resort of Tignes Val Claret

Family-friendly ski properties in France

Karen Tait discovers two ski resorts that offer village vibes for families looking for a French property close to the ski slopes

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20 French words you need to know to set up utilities in France

Do you know how to say ‘meter reading’ or ‘peak hours’ in French? Here are 20 French words to help you set up your gas, electricity, water and telephone supplies in France

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Oeufs en cocotte a la creme recipe © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Oeufs en cocotte à la crème

Try the rich and creamy oeufs en cocotte à la crème at home and discover some variations on the dish you can expect in different areas of France

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Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

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Wine and cheese

10 of the best food & wine tours in France

Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others champagne trails, river cruises and cognac tasting breaks

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