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Holidays in France

Being overtaken by another canal boat on a boating trip in Alsace ©Alice and Ray Kershaw

Booked a boating holiday on the French canals and rivers? Follow these tips for a safe, stress-free and fun boating holiday in France

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Boating in France
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Marqueyssac Gardens in the Fading Sunlight © jimmymc81, Thinkstock

If you’re a sucker for all things horticultural you’re bound to love the beautiful landscaped gardens of France. We pick 7 places we think the green-fingered should visit.

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Family holidays
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Cyclists admiring the view across the Loire © Joel Damase

Dust off your bicycle and take in the beauty of France on one of these cycle trails

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Cycling in France
Friday, April 15, 2016
Cycle around the Loire Valley with Freewheel Holidays

Discover the beautiful landscapes and fine food and wine of rural France on a cycling holiday with Freewheel Holidays

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Explore Brittany on a walking holiday

Discover some new places and revisit some old favourite areas of France on a walking holiday with Walk2Walk Holidays

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Living in France

Wed, 12:19
Holiday let in France © Mariano Ruiz / Dreamstime

You need plenty of varied skills to run a holiday let in France, from DIY to customer service skills – do you have what it takes?

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Mon, 13:29
The May issue of Living France is on sale now!

In the new issue of Living France we explore three great destinations with easy access from the UK, reveal some of Paris’s best-kept secrets and consider the impact of a possible Brexit…

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Friday, April 22, 2016
A polytunnel is useful for gardening in the unpredictable Normandy spring season

Spring is an important time of the year for Rosie Hill, who gets ready for action in her Normandy garden

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Monday, April 11, 2016
How to become a French citizen © philipimage / Thinkstockphotos

Planning to live in France permanently? Find out how to become a French citizen and obtain the same rights and benefits as the French

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Property in France

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Moving to France with your pet

Planning to travel to France with animals in tow? Consider these important points

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Wed, 13:00
Changes to notaires' fees © Dreamstime

Reforms to notaires’ fees coming into effect on 1 May means that notaires can offer discounts to property buyers, making your French property purchase cheaper

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Wed, 12:42
Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Wed, 12:07
Renting a property in France before buying one opens more doors © Thinkstock; Fuse

Before you take the plunge and move permanently to France, it makes sense to test the water by a renting a property out before buying your dream home in France. Here are 8 reasons why you should try before you buy...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
French Property News May issue 303

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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French culture

Mon, 13:45
'Tomber dans les pommes', which means to 'pass out' © Rita Strik / Living France

Sound like a true French speaker by throwing some of these funny French idioms into conversation

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Learning French
Friday, April 22, 2016
French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

New names for another new French region, uproar over the cancellation of France’s largest free festival and the anniversary of the wedding of the century – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
L'Escargot, London's oldest French restaurant ©Mike Abrahams

Need your fix of French food while in London? Head to one of these French restaurants in London to get a true taste of France

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Funnyman Ian Moore still isn't sure on how best to greet someone in France

The Englishman in France on why the French greeting is so awkward...

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