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A quality burger from Le Camion Qui Fume

Food on the go

Get a taste of the food trucks phenomenon with our selection of mobile caterers bring high-quality meals to the streets of France

My France

An interview with Jonathan Meades

The journalist, film-maker and architecture expert tells Carolyn Boyd of his long links with France and how it feels to live in Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille

The exterior of the Château d'Angers

Drive time in the Loire Valley

Visit imposing châteaux and enjoy delicious seafood on a drive along the Loire Valley between the historic cities of Angers and Nantes

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Living in France

Ian Moore's mid-life crisis purchase © Andy Robert Davies

Ian Moore: a mid-life crisis purchase

Comedian and expat Ian Moore may have found a way to improve worker productivity in France...

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Quercy-style house near Lauzerte

3 properties in Midi-Pyrénées

Midi-Pyrénées is a popular region with expats. Here are 3 of our favourite properties in the region

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Living France August 2015

August 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new August 2015 issue of Living France we explore Gard and Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, meet expats who own a château in Brittany and share a financial checklist for your move to France

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Lake Annecy © Savoie Mont Blanc / Hossel

Haute-Savoie at a glance

With popular ski resorts, spa towns and Annecy as its capital, Haute-Savoie is popular with property buyers looking for an outdoor mountain lifestyle

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Property in France

The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

Buying guide part 7: the cooling-off period

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

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French mortgages: how to avoid possible pitfalls

While mortgages for non-residents are now easier to obtain in France, negotiating cash flow with French banks still needs careful handling, as Sharon Hill explains

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The facade and pool

Interview with an agent in Hautes-Pyrénées

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Citron © Rita Strik

5 ways to use the French word ‘citron’

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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Travelling Through Wine Country – Burgundy

3D Wines explore the famous wine country of Burgundy. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

Make full use of the first cherries of the season and try our recipe for cherry clafoutis

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French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

19 French words you need to know to understand the French tax system

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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