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La Vaquerie © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

10 tips for running a gîte

British expat and gîte owner Tom Reilly shares his 10 top tips for running a gîte

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Tom Reilly and David Streets with Sid and Saffy © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

Gîte renovation in Normandy

Find out how one British couple transformed their Normandy farmhouse into an attractive gîte

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November issue of Living France

November issue of Living France out now!

In the new November 2014 issue of Living France we celebrate our 25th anniversary with a bumper giveaway, tips to find happiness in France and our insider’s guide to French bureaucracy

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Period farmhouse in Charente

Property pick: period farmhouse in Charente

This period farmhouse in Charente is our favourite French property this week

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Mushroom picking in France © Andy Robert Davies

Karen Wheeler goes mushroom picking

This month, an autumnal day out hunting for mushrooms in France takes a surprising turn for Karen Wheeler

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Elegant house in Mayenne

Property pick: elegant home in Mayenne

This elegant historic house in Mayenne in Pays-de-la-Loire is our favourite French property this week

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Rural Ardèche © C. Fougeirol / ADT

Estate agent interview: Ardèche

Thinking about buying a house in Ardèche? We spoke to local estate agent Joachim Brand, of Terra France International Estate Agents, for the inside track on this rural area of France

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Living France's 25th anniversary giveaway

WIN! In our bumper 25th anniversary giveaway

Enter our competition to win one of dozens of prizes, from ferry tickets to courses at a language school, to celebrate Living France’s 25th anniversary

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New-build house in Haute-Vienne

Property pick: new-build house in Limousin

This week Eve Middleton has fallen in love with this new-build house in Haute-Vienne in Limousin

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How to set up a B&B or gîte in France

Setting up a B&B or gîte in France is a popular way for expats to earn a living. Kate McNally explains some of the things you need to think about to make your holiday accommodation a success

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Rob and Karen in their garden in Dordogne

Gardening in Dordogne

A British expat tells us about his garden in Dordogne and shares some tips for other gardeners in France

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Actress Prunella Scales

Interview with Prunella Scales

The actress talks to Zoë McIntyre about her long attachment to France, travelling its waterways and reading Marcel Proust

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Nuit Blanche, Paris ©Paris Tourist Office / Amélie Dupont / Artist Otto Piene

October: events in France

Discover some of the major events happening in France in October 2014

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13th-century house in Dordogne

Property pick: character house in Dordogne

This attractive 13th-century house in Dordogne is our property pick this week

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Paul Bayliss  © Alex Cooper

Making beer in Languedoc-Roussillon

British expat Paul Bayliss and his wife Jayne run a microbrewery in Aude in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Single-storey villa near Béziers

Property pick: villa near Béziers

This single-storey villa near Béziers in Languedoc-Roussillon is our favourite French property this week

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