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September: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France in September

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The stylish interiors of Jane's beachside property

Running a holiday rental business on the Médoc coast

Seaside living is a far cry from her former London life, but for Jane Butler, the move to France offered a welcome change, as Anna McKittrick discovers

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Make sure the kitchen is well equipped and clean © French Connections

Ask the experts: making a property ready for letting

Glynis Shaw, of French Connections, reveals how to make your French property ready for holiday letting to make sure you get maximum bookings

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Only five minutes from the beach and with ocean views, this property is in an ideal location

Property pick: beachside villa in Brittany

This elegant villa only five minutes from the beach in Finistère in Brittany is our property pick this week

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Dinard © CRTB / GRATIEN Jean-Patrick

Estate agent interview: Ille-et-Vilaine

No-one knows the area like a local estate agent. We asked Micki Slade, of A House in Brittany, for the inside track on this diverse area of France

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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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Saint-Malo © CRTB / Yannick Le Gal

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/

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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Paris Plages © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer : Marc Bertrand

August: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France this August

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