Holidays in France

Divan Japonais featuring Jane Avril

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: past and present in Albi

Zoë McIntyre explores the city of Albi, in the Tarn, to trace the history of one of France’s most famous artists, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in time for his 150th anniversary

Camille Claudel, starring French actress Juliette Binoche

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Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan’s column on France

With the sun beating down, TERRY WOGAN muses on the wonders of nature and looks forward to the annual snail feast in his little corner of south-west France

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Charming B&B in Midi-Pyrenees

Property pick: charming house in Midi-Pyrénées

Our property pick this week is this charming house in Midi-Pyrenees that is currently used as a B&B

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Strasbourg Christmas market © OT Strasbourg

December: events in France

Discover some of the major events happening in France in December 2014. Including Christmas markets, outdoor ice rinks and a turkey parade.

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Taking a pet to France

Pets travelling to France need a pet passport and certain vaccinations – an expert explains the details

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Café des Artistes in Toulouse

Teaching English in France

France is many people’s dream destination, but life here can be isolating if you are not working or don’t speak French


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Estate agent interview: Drôme

Thinking about buying a house in Drôme? We spoke to local estate agent Anne Mizrachi, of Latitudes French Property Agents, for the inside track on this enchanting area of France

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French currency exchange explained

A penny saved is a penny earned, and by planning your currency exchange now you could have more euros to spend on a property in France next year, as Laura Parsons demonstrates

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Frederika's 'little paradise': a stone property with separate wooden chalet and 28 acres of grounds, on the market for ¬349,000

Interview with an agent in Auvergne

Frederika Bosman of Auvergne Properties shares her view of the property market in this dramatic, lesser-known French region

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Knowing your 'certificat d'urbanisme' from your 'déclaration préalable' is a vital initial part of the renovation process

Permission accomplished: French planning applications

Having given an overview of the planning process last month, Arthur Cutler continues with a guide to the different planning applications in France

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Picturesque St-Antonin-Noble-Val on the banks of the River Aveyron

Behind the scenes with Dame Helen Mirren’s B&B hosts in Tarn-et-Garonne

From finding a home in France to hosting one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Clinton Hadgill tells the surprising story of his own journey to St-Antonin-Noble-Val

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French culture

Mushroom and Comte tartlets

Recipe: Mushroom and Comté tartlets

Chef Laura Pope has worked together with Comté cheese to create a recipe for mushroom and thyme tartlets, great for your Christmas party

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Cassoulet recipe

Discover the history behind the French classic cassoulet and make your own cassoulet with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Lean French cuisine

Michelin-three-star chef Michel Guérard’s slimline dishes give a guilt-free spin to French favourites. He offers Zoë McIntyre a lesson in lightening up

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