Holidays in France

The cemetery at Delville Wood

Scars of the 
 Somme

On the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Paul Lamarra tours the Picardy countryside where one of the bloodiest battles was fought

A bowl of juicy blackcurrants, © Fotolia

Bon Appétit: Black nectar

Get a taste for Cassis as Victoria Trott visits an artisan producer in the liqueur’s Burgundy heartland

The gardens of Château du Lude

Loir in the limelight

The River Loire attracts huge crowds, but its quieter neighbour to the north has charms of its own, as Paul Bloomfield discovers on a cycling tour of Sarthe

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September: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France in September

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The stylish interiors of Jane's beachside property

Running a holiday rental business on the Médoc coast

Seaside living is a far cry from her former London life, but for Jane Butler, the move to France offered a welcome change, as Anna McKittrick discovers

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Make sure the kitchen is well equipped and clean © French Connections

Ask the experts: making a property ready for letting

Glynis Shaw, of French Connections, reveals how to make your French property ready for holiday letting to make sure you get maximum bookings

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Only five minutes from the beach and with ocean views, this property is in an ideal location

Property pick: beachside villa in Brittany

This elegant villa only five minutes from the beach in Finistère in Brittany is our property pick this week

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Estate agent interview: Ille-et-Vilaine

No-one knows the area like a local estate agent. We asked Micki Slade, of A House in Brittany, for the inside track on this diverse area of France

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Property in France

Interview with an agent in Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne

Samm Khoury of Richard Immobilier shares her view of the property market on the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border

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Nation of gardeners: Open Gardens in France

While the French love their gardens, until last year there was no Open Garden scheme in France. Michael Moat describes how he had the idea to run the first Jardins Ouverts

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The new regulations are designed to protect owners and buyers living within a multi-occupancy building, such as a typical block of flats

France’s loi ALUR explained

New rules concerning the sale of properties in co-ownership buildings has caused confusion and consternation. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac unpicks the loi ALUR

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Lock up and leave: second homes in France

If you own a second home in France, you want to know it’s safe and secure when you are not in residence. Vanessa Couchman provides some handy hints

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French culture

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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Vineyards just outside Carcassonne's walls, © iStockphoto

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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Irresistible chocolate chestnut truffles, © Joanne Harris

Recipe: P’tite Mère’s chocolate chestnut truffles

Have a go at this recipe from Joanne Harris to make your own heavenly chocolate truffles

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