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The French frigate Hermione moored in the port of Rochefort

French frigate Hermione sails to America

The replica of a French ship that fought in the American War of Independence is retracing the original voyage

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My France interview: Paula Radcliffe

World record-holding long distance runner Paula Radcliffe studied French at university and moved to Monaco in 1995. She tells Carolyn Boyd what she loves about living in the principality and her training trips to the Pyrénées.

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Scars of the 
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On the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Paul Lamarra tours the Picardy countryside where one of the bloodiest battles was fought

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Exploring the Lot Valley

Offering beautiful countryside, timeless villages and a peaceful life, the upper Lot Valley, including the departments of Aveyron, Cantal and Lozère, deserves a closer look, says Emma Rawle

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Expats making wine in Provence

British expat Stephen Cronk and his family live in Provence where they make rosé wine from their Provençal vineyard

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Villa in Languedoc-Roussillon

Property pick: villa in Languedoc-Roussillon

This four-bedroom villa near Limoux in Languedoc-Roussillon is our favourite French property this week

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Saving Our Skins by Caro Feely

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Enter our competition to win a copy of the book Saving our Skins: Building a Vineyard Dream in France!

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Amelia and Kourosh Bassiti in their garden in Charente-Maritime

Gardening in Charente-Maritime

A British expat tells us about her garden in Charente-Maritime in France and shares some tips for other gardeners in France

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Property in France

Choosing contractors for your French house

As Matt Montgomery embarks on his second French renovation, he shares insights on choosing contractors and navigating the bureaucracy with David Middleton

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10 golden rules for househunting in France

Peter-Danton de Rouffignac has spent years advising others on buying property in France. So, when looking for a place himself, he stuck to these 10 rules

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Family-friendly Les Gets, Haute-Savoie

With year-round activities for all ages to enjoy and opportunities aplenty to buy a pied-à-terre on the piste, Les Gets is the place to be, as Ben Palfreyman discovers

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French tax doesn’t need to be taxing

There are a number of tax implications to consider before making a move to France. Kate Brehaut explains the requirements of French income tax and social surcharges and guides you through the forms you’ll need to complete

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Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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Exploring Languedoc’s wine country

Out of the shadow of Carcassonne’s medieval turrets, Languedoc’s vineyards are emerging into a brighter future. Dominic Rippon pays a visit.

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