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Brigitte Bardot turns 80

As Brigitte Bardot celebrates her 80th birthday, we take a look back at the exclusive interview she gave France Magazine’s Paul Lamarra in 2010.

The French frigate Hermione moored in the port of Rochefort

French frigate Hermione sails to America

The replica of a French ship that fought in the American War of Independence is retracing the original voyage

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My France interview: Paula Radcliffe

World record-holding long distance runner Paula Radcliffe studied French at university and moved to Monaco in 1995. She tells Carolyn Boyd what she loves about living in the principality and her training trips to the Pyrénées.

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13th-century house in Dordogne

Property pick: character house in Dordogne

This attractive 13th-century house in Dordogne is our property pick this week

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Making beer in Languedoc-Roussillon

British expat Paul Bayliss and his wife Jayne run a microbrewery in Aude in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Single-storey villa near Béziers

Property pick: villa near Béziers

This single-storey villa near Béziers in Languedoc-Roussillon is our favourite French property this week

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Living France October 2014

October issue of Living France out now!

The new October 2014 issue of Living France is packed with inspirational real-life interviews and expert advice and is on sale now

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Exploring the Lot Valley

Offering beautiful countryside, timeless villages and a peaceful life, the upper Lot Valley, including the departments of Aveyron, Cantal and Lozère, deserves a closer look, says Emma Rawle

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Different types of insurance for your French house

Protecting your home against risk is an important aspect of buying a home in France, especially if you are absent for long periods of time, says Guillaume Poissant

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The perfect plaice: running a fishing business in France

From freshwater lakes to deep sea tours, fishing has never been more popular in France. Lynette Eyb speaks to two families who have entered the world of fishing tourism

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Renovation relocation

If the chance to knock a wall down or flex your interior design muscles is your idea of fun, join Joanna Leggett as she explores bargains in Provence and Rhône-Alpes

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Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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Exploring Languedoc’s wine country

Out of the shadow of Carcassonne’s medieval turrets, Languedoc’s vineyards are emerging into a brighter future. Dominic Rippon pays a visit.

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