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A guide to eating out in Alsace

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Our columnist Terry Wogan ponders the lengths French farmers will go to protect their land

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Interview with Liz White

The actress, whose many TV and film roles include Life on Mars and Pride, tells Zoë McIntyre about enjoying family time in France

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Property pick: contemporary house in Charente

Our property pick this week is this contemporary house in Charente with three bedrooms and a pool

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Expat life: running luxury gîtes in Charente-Maritime

Charente-Maritime residents Sue and Simon Paine converted their barns into luxury gîtes and now welcome visitors from around the world

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February 2015: events in France

Discover some of the major events happening in France in February 2015, including colourful carnivals on the Côte d’Azur, Valentine’s Day celebrations and France’s pancake day

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Guide to setting up a business in France

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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Expat life: running a burger restaurant in Bordeaux

Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city

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5 reasons why France is the most popular country in the world

84 million tourists can’t be wrong! Karen Tait finds out why France is the most visited country and why it’s the perfect place to buy a property

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French taxe d’aménagement explained

While it might appear to be yet another tax to pay, the taxe d’aménagement is actually a welcome addition for those developing property in France, as Robert Kent explains

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Location spotlight: the coast of Charente-Maritime

The coastal towns, riverside villages and property market of this sunny French department are explored by Roger Titchener

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Recipe: Poulet Vallée d’Auge

Try a taste of Normandy with this recipe for the creamy chicken and apple dish poulet Vallée d’Auge

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WIN! A Made in France CD

Enter our competition to win a Made in France CD

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My France: Michel Roux

The three-Michelin-star chef tells Carolyn Boyd what he loves about his home country

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Recipe: Galette des Rois

Get into the festive spirit with Mary Cadogan’s recpe for Galette des Rois and learn how this cake is traditionally served in France

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