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Mercantour mountain range and national park in the South of France ©ThinkstockPhotos

Need some off-the-beaten-track travel inspiration for France? Take a look at these hidden corners of France you might not know about

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Culture and attractions
Friday, July 22, 2016
Flowers carpet the tranquil waters of Lake Annecy ©Thinkstock

Escape the summer heat with a visit to the French mountains, where you can do everything from hiking to shopping.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Hotel le Couvent Royal à Saint-Maximin in Var ©ChateauxetHotelsCollection

Want to enjoy a special night in France without breaking the bank? Here are 14 hotels that are all under €150 a night

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Where to stay in France
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Route Napoléon takes you through some stunning sites, including the village of Sisteron in Alpes de Haute Provence ©ThinkstockPhotos

Get behind the wheel and embark on one of these epic drives in France to enjoy stunning scenery on beautiful French routes

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Driving in France
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The bay of Calvi from the citadel

The French island of Corsica is home to stunning scenery, unique traditions and delectable cuisine

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Living in France

Tue, 16:14
With the shops shut, Sundays are a day for family outings

Being prepared for the shops to be shut on public holidays in France has taken some getting used to for mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, who now happily embraces family time over convenience shopping

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Expats in France
Tue, 11:51
Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of Marin Montagut's map guide, Bonsoir Paris

Enter our competition to win a copy of the map, Bonsoir Paris

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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Running a business
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Running a business
Friday, July 8, 2016
Welcome to the brand new Living France app!

The new Living France magazine app is available to download now!

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Property in France

Tue, 16:34
Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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Tue, 11:52
Getting a French mortgage © BrianAJackson / ThinkstockPhotos

Find out what types of French mortgage are available, how much you can borrow, what the mortgage criteria are and how to apply for a mortgage to buy your French property

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Tue, 11:33
Ibex near Lake Anncey ©Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

If nature is top of your French property wish list then you’ll be right at home in one of these five areas of France

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Buying guides
Friday, July 22, 2016
Les Chalets de Flambeau, Val Cenis © Studio Bergoend - Annecy (74) - France

Summer is in full swing in the French Alps and leanding Alpine developer MGM French Properties offers its top property picks for the summer

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French Alps
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
FPN August issue 306

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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French culture

Mon, 14:09
Light and fresh, scallops make for a perfect summertime supper © Dreamstime

Less is more when it comes to showing off the subtle flavours and textures of this popular shellfish, says French cookbook author Rosa Jackson

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French recipes
Monday, July 18, 2016
Dolce Vita restaurant in Saint-Tropez

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all budgets. Here is our pick of places to eat

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur
Thursday, July 14, 2016
French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

Names and capitals announced for France’s new regions, explore Loire Valley châteaux without leaving home and plastic bags banned in French shops – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Language-learning apps © Tsiumpa / Fotolia

Language-learning apps are a great way to learn French whenever and wherever you can. These are our favourite ones to use

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