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Travel

Thu, 11:07

Get in the festive spirit by visiting one of these 12 traditional Christmas markets in France and pick up some French Christmas gifts

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Christmas in France
Wed, 10:07

In the January 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine, we go on a tailor-made trip to Brittany, visit the past and future in the city of Poitiers, sail among the wetlands of the Camargue and explore the French gem of La Réunion

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Thinking of spending the Christmas holidays in France? If ever you need convincing, we’ve found 12 reasons why you should

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Christmas in France

Need inspiration for a short break in France this winter? From a ski trip to a spa weekend, from a city break to tasty truffle festivals, here are 12 ideas for a winter getaway in France.

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Winter trips

French Property

Tue, 16:40

A study has revealed that properties are bigger and cheaper and you will pay off your mortgage quicker in France compared to the UK

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Tue, 15:19

Bright Avocats explain the importance of understanding your bank loan and why you need expert legal advice

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Mon, 15:15

Not sure what a ‘bastide’, ‘colombage’or ‘mas’ is? Learn the features of 10 common types of French property so you can decide type of property you want to buy

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Find out which French regions were most popular with British property buyers in 2015, why Brits love those areas as well as how much they spend

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Rhone-Alpes

Living in France

Yesterday, 10:19

Escape to the Château is back on our screens. We caught up with the stars of the show, Dick and Angel to find out what they’ve been up to since we last saw them

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Expats in France
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Moving to the enchanting village of Cordes-sur-Ciel was a dream come true for Dutch couple Christianne Zeelen and Nico Thomassen. Now running a B&B in the villlage, they are well and truly settled in the French way of life

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Friday, November 18, 2016

The French healthcare system is considered one of the best examples of universal care at affordable rates – but how does the mutuelle work?

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Friday, November 18, 2016

With its laissez-faire lifestyle, France is the perfect place for British expats to retire to, but what happens to UK pensions?

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Language and Culture

Yesterday, 16:23

These chewy, luxurious biscuits are the perfect winter treat, says Rosa Jackson

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Yesterday, 12:27

Refunds if your train is more than 30 minutes late, doggy bags proving popular in Lyon and vehicle pollution stickers compulsory on cars in Paris from January – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Thu, 14:51

Across Provence traditional santons start to appear in homes and at Christmas markets. Carol Drinkwater explains what these figures are and how they came to be a Provençal Christmas tradition

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Christmas in France
Thu, 13:27

From music festivals to food festivals, and of course Christmas markets, there are plenty of events and festivals happening in France in December

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Events in France

News

Yesterday, 12:27

Refunds if your train is more than 30 minutes late, doggy bags proving popular in Lyon and vehicle pollution stickers compulsory on cars in Paris from January – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Wed, 10:07

In the January 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine, we go on a tailor-made trip to Brittany, visit the past and future in the city of Poitiers, sail among the wetlands of the Camargue and explore the French gem of La Réunion

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Competitions

Wed, 15:00

Enter this competition to win a self-catering holiday for two in Brittany!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

We have 24 amazing France-related prizes to give away – one every day in the run up to Christmas! From French recipe books to hotel stays and a boating holiday... enter to win!

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