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Traditional house in Figeac

Property pick: traditional house in the Lot Valley

This traditional house in Figeac in the Lot Valley is our property pick this week

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The lavender fields of Drôme © Lionel Pascale

Exploring Drôme

With fragrant lavender fields and lush scenery, delicious produce and pretty villages, Drôme is a great option for anyone longing for the south of France, says Emma Rawle

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Living France December 2014 issue

December 2014 issue of Living France out now!

In the new December 2014 issue of Living France we explore Hautes-Pyrénées, meet a family living on the French Riviera and find out how to integrate into French life

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Capital gains tax explaine © Andy Robert Davies

Capital gains tax in France: explained

Tax expert Rob Kay explains capital gains tax rules in France and how they could affect you if you sell property or shares in France

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Ski chalet in Méribel

Property pick: Alpine chalet in Méribel

This week Stephanie Sheldrake falls for an Alpine chalet in Méribel

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Katherine tending her garden in Corrèze

Gardening in Corrèze

A British expat tells us about her garden in Corrèze in Limousin and shares some tips for other gardeners in France

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Nick and Rebecca run a hotel in Burgundy

Running a hotel in Burgundy

Expats Nick and Rebecca Harman bought a derelict hotel in Chardonnay in Burgundy in 2007 and transformed it into a successful business

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Make your French home ready for winter ©

How to make your second home ready for winter

Expert advice on how to prepare your French holiday home for use during the winter

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Eyrieux valley © M. Rissoan / ADT07

Exploring Ardèche

Inhabited since prehistoric times but still deeply rural, Ardèche in Rhône-Alpes combines history and tradition with some major new tourism initiatives, as Gillian Thornton discovers

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Impressive house in Tarn-et-Garonne for 445,000 euros

Property pick: impressive house in Tarn-et-Garonne

This impressive house in Tarn-et-Garonne is our property pick this week

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Ilse and Fons Jaspers-Janssens © Fons Jaspers

Running a B&B in Ardèche

Belgian-Dutch couple Ilse and Fons Jaspers-Janssens run a B&B in rural Ardèche and they love the relaxed pace of life there

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Vineyards of the Beaujolais Nouveau © RA Tourisme / JB Laissard

November: events in France

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

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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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