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WIN a copy of The Love Punch on DVD

We have three copies of The Love Punch to give away!

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Tony, Yvette and Scooter and their beloved camper van © S. Haurant

Running a camper van hire company in the south-west of France

Tony and Yvette Martin swapped Brighton for south-west France, where they run a camper van hire company from their converted watermill home, as Sandra Haurant discovers

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This property boasts a cinema room, swimming pool and superb views

Property pick: modern home in Pays de la Loire

This modern home in Sarthe in Pays de la Loire is our property pick this week

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This month, Karen Wheeler gets invited to a Bollywood-themed fancy-dress party

Summer nights in rural France can sometimes seem like a non-stop outdoor party: barbecues, local fêtes, and a surprising number of fancy-dress gatherings.

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A guide to Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

With its unspoilt beaches, pretty villages and the vibrant city of Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine has much to offer, says Patricia Stoughton

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Property pick: 18th-century farmhouse in Poitou-Charentes

Our property pick this week is an 18th-century Charentaise farmhouse with a swimming pool in Deux-Sèvres

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Top 10 tax planning tips

Tax expert Bill Blevins throws the spotlight on the top 10 most important things to consider when planning your move to France

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Jane and Ian Slade love their life on Brittany's canals ©P. Lamarra/www.libje.eu

Running a hotel barge on the Nantes à Brest canal in Brittany

For Jane and Ian Slade running a luxury barge on the Nantes à Brest canal is a life that’s close to perfection, as Paul Lamarra discovers

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Sara Martins, star of the BBC drama Death In Paradise

My France interview: Sara Martins

French-Portuguese actress SARA MARTINS plays detective Camille Bordey in the BBC television series Death in Paradise. She tells Zoë McIntyre about filming on the French island of Guadeloupe

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This charming lock-keeper's cottage sits by the Nantes à Brest canal in Brittany

Property pick: lock-keeper’s cottage in Brittany

Our property pick this week is this charming lock-keeper’s cottage in Brittany

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August: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France this August

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Dream property: modern home in Brittany

Every so often, we come across a French property that knocks us for six. This month, Stephanie Sheldrake falls for a modern family home in Morbihan

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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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Canche bay in Le Touquet © Anne Sopie Flament/Pas de Calais

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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David Lebovitz shopping at his local market in Paris © Ed Anderson

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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