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Visitors relax on the sandy Plage de l'Écluse in the centre of Dinard

A Quick Guide to Dinard

Situated on the pretty Côte d’Émeraude, this Brittany seaside resort has plenty to offer visitors, as Peter Stewart discovers

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Vignette: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île market

Author Joanne Harris recalls childhood summers spent on an island in the Vendée

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An interview with Jenny Powell

The television presenter tells Andrew Williams about childhood holidays in France and owning a house in a Riviera hideaway

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How will new EU inheritance rules affect expats in France?

Much has been written about the new EU inheritance rules and how they can be used but it is not immediately clear how expats in France will be affected. Expert in French law, Matthew Cameron lists some of the major points

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Living France Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new Autumn 2015 issue of Living France we explore the city of Bordeaux and its department Gironde and bring you all the inspiration and expert advice you need for your renovation project in France

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September 2015: events in France

Discover 8 events happening in France in September 2015, including a huge flea market in Lille, a marathon through the Médoc vineyards, a world puppet festival and the annual heritage days event

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Three-bedroom cottage near Roscoff for 70,000 euros

5 properties near a French ferry port

If accessibility from the UK is an important factor in your French property search then take a look at our selection of 5 properties less than 90 minutes from a major part in northern France

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Explore Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon

The irresistible draw of Hérault has captured many a heart, and there are few who fail to fall under the spell of this captivating department in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Who hasn't dreamed of owning a pad in Paris?

3 of the best: Paris apartments

Rachel Johnston trawls the Left and Right Banks for desirable pieds-à-terre under £1m

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10 top tips for retirement in France

Many people dream of retiring to France, and with the range of benefits and choice of options available it’s hardly surprising, says Sam Bottomley

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A guide to capital gains tax

Money matters can be tricky when you live with one foot on either side of the Channel, so let Rupert Holderness guide you through the muddy waters of capital gains tax

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Recipe: tarte aux abricots

Indulge in a classic French pastry by following our recipe for tarte aux abricots

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Learning French at a language school

Ever thought about trying a French language immersion course? We sent Ian Moore to a language school in the Loire Valley to find out what an immersion course involves and if it works

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Learning French: 6 tips for advanced learners

If you have mastered French but want to maintain your language skills then our 6 tips for advanced learners will help you to continue to improve your French

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Learning French: 6 tips for intermediates

If you have mastered the basics but are struggling to find the time to improve your French vocabulary then our 6 tips for intermediates will help you continue your language learning

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