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Explore Finistère in Brittany

With miles of wild coastline and green countryside within easy reach of the UK, Finistère in Brittany has plenty to offer expats, says Ben Palfreyman

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Renovated farmhouse in Correze

Property pick: renovated farmhouse in Corrèze

Our property pick this week is this renovated farmhouse in Corrèze with two gîtes, chosen by Eve Middleton

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Paris half-marathon © ASO / P.Perreve

March 2015: events in France

Discover some of the major events happening in France in March 2015, including a half-marathon in Paris, carnivals in Bordeaux and Strasbourg, concerts in the Alps and reduced cinema tickets across France

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Irena-Marie Makowska and Rod Capps

Expat life: running a well-being retreat in Tarn

Irena-Marie Makowska and Rod Capps decided to move from the UK to rural Tarn in south-west France eight years ago and set up a hypnotherapy and well-being retreat. Emma Rawle finds out more

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Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Marketing your holiday rental © Fotolia

How to market your holiday rental

Good photos are a crucial marketing tool when listing your holiday home rental online, our expert gives some tips to attract customers

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France's new regions © PHOTO MINISTÉRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR

Changes to France’s regions explained

After much discussion France’s National Assembly has voted to reduce France’s 22 administrative regions to 13. We ask the experts what effect this will have on property buyers in France

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Côte d'Azur © P. Sands

Home-exchange in the south of France

House-swapping can give you the opportunity to try different areas of France before you buy. We ask a veteran house-swapper about her experiences in the south of France

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Succession planning for expats © Andy Robert Davies

Succession planning for expats

Expert solicitor Matthew Cameron advises caution when it comes to succession planning until it is clear how the new European inheritance rules will work

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Living France March 2015

March 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new March 2015 issue of Living France we explore Toulouse, meet expats running B&Bs in France and get expert advice on accessing health care in France

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Renovated house in Charente

Property pick: renovated house in Charente

Our favourite French property this week is this pretty stone house in Charente with four bedrooms and an outdoor swimming pool

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Jan Bevan and her partner Mike in their garden © Jan Bevan

Gardening in Ardèche

A British expat tells us about transforming her parents’ garden in Ardèche and offers some suggestions as to the best plants to grow in the area

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Bernard Balet and Tony Spit © www.pietmusters.nl

Running a gîte business in rural Provence

Bernard Balet and Tony Spit transformed a ruined farmhouse into a thriving gîte business in Bouches-du-Rhône in Provence

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Marseille's vieux port © C Chillo / CDT PACA

Estate agent interview: Bouches-du-Rhône

Thinking about buying a house in Bouches-du-Rhône in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? We spoke to local estate agent Julie Lichtlé, of Leggett Immobilier, to find out about the property market in this sunny area of France

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A Fifty Year Silence by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

WIN! A copy of A Fifty-Year Silence

Enter our competition to win a copy of the book A Fifty-Year Silence by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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La Calanque de Niolon © www.patriceaguilar.com

Exploring Bouches-du-Rhône

Home to Marseille, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the wildlife of the Camargue and the Calanques National Park, Bouches-du-Rhône in Provence is an exciting and varied department to explore

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