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The Pyrénées: Idle pleasures

The mountains are not just a playground for elite cyclists and intrepid hikers, as Carolyn Boyd discovers on a gentle exploration of the Hautes-Pyrénées

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The history of France’s most important festival - le 14 juillet - is explored by Peter Stewart

The medieval Château Suscinio near Morbihan, Brittany

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part One

Some of our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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The Living France guide to getting married in France

With attractive locations, delicious food, and fantastic wine, France is undeniably a romantic place to tie the knot. Kate McNally talks through the practicalities

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A guide to Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais offers coastline, culture and countryside in one easily accessible package. Gillian Thornton crossed the Channel to find out more

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Food writer David Lebovitz on life in Paris

Food writer, blogger and Paris resident David Lebovitz scratches below the surface of the city’s culinary scene to share stories and recipes in his latest book, as Anna McKittrick discovers

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Practical information: running classic car tours and a B&B

Nick Brimblecombe, and his wife Sally, run both a B&B and classic car tours. They tell us how they decided to buy a house in Charente and the practicalities of running both businesses

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French property law: clause and effect

Writing certain clauses into property contracts can protect your position as a buyer. Sue Busby details three areas that can help you safeguard the initial purchase contract

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Corrèze: France’s heart of stone

Quaint stone cottages in quiet rural villages sit among the majesty of the huge Limousin landscapes, as Carole Cusworth explores her home department of Corrèze

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Living in a Plus Beaux Village

Living in one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages is the ultimate dream for many househunters. Vanessa Couchman explains the practicalities of making it a reality

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Garlic Galore: Summer Garlic Festivals in France

The humble allium has become an emblem of French cuisine and inspires festivals across the south-west, says Vanessa Couchman

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Raise a glass to jazz

Ancient Gascon vineyards are producing stylish new wines that hit all the right notes at the annual Marciac jazz festival

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