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Lille Christmas market © OTCL Lille / Laurent Ghesquiere

France is a magical place in December with traditional marchés de Noël in almost every town but there is also a turkey parade and a Christmas swim in the Mediterranean to look forward to...

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Callian in Var © Pierre Behar

Stretching from Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean coast through mountains and forest to the Alps and the Gorges du Verdon, the department of Var in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is certainly diverse and popular with those looking for a life in the sun

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Les Escavalins olive farm in Var © Gerry Whitcombe-Power

An olive farm in Var in Provence captured the hearts of British couple Gerry and Mark Whitcombe-Power, and they transformed the rundown farm into a gîte business and now produce their own AOC olive oil. Find out how they did it

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Living France December 2015

In the new December 2015 issue of Living France we explore Charente, offer tax advice for savers, discover the best Christmas events and share the recipe for a French festive treat…

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New Vintage French Interiors

Enter our competition to win a copy of New Vintage French Interiors and find lots of inspiration for your home!

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3 apartments in Paris

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Apartment in 2nd arrondisement, Paris for 565,000

A stylish Parisian apartment is high on the wish list of many, so here are three apartments in Paris to dream about

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Visiting a French pharmacy

Monday, November 9, 2015
French pharmacy

Often a pharmacy is the first port of call if you are ill in France. With all the medicines, pills and lotions you could need, plus expert medical advice thay could be a good alternative to the doctor. Here is a basic guide to the role of the French pharmacy

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Ian Moore: summer in France

Friday, November 6, 2015
Ian Moore indulges in a glass or two of rosé © Andy Robert Davies

Comedian and expat Ian Moore has found that the French habit of a verre de l’amitié throughout the summer has taken its toll on his liver

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October 2015: 10 events in France

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Nuit Blanche © Paris Tourist Office / Amelie Dupont

Discover 10 events happening in France in October 2015, including Nuit Blanche in Paris, food festivals across France and a film festival in Brittany

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Salon Saveurs et Terroirs on the French Riviera

Discover 11 events happening in France in November 2015, including several food festivals, music festivals, a hot-air balloon flight and an exhibition in Paris dedicated to chocolate

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November 2015 issue of Living France out now!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
November 2015 issue of Living France magazine

In the new November 2015 issue of Living France we explore Pyrénées-Atlantiques, explain the tax rules for unmarried couples in France and reveal all you need to know to give your pet a new home across the Channel…

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4 properties in Gironde

Monday, October 19, 2015
Five-bedroom house next to the Dordogne Rivere for 681,000 euros

Gironde in Aquitaine is famous for its vineyards and capital city Bordeaux, but it also offers pretty villages, an attractive coastline and traditional houses. Here are 4 properties for sale in Gironde

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French property for sale

Finding a builder in France

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Builders in France © Fotolia

Finding a reputable builder can be difficult. British expat and project manager Charlie May explains how to find a builder in France and how to decide if they are the right person for you

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Renovating in France
Manor house in Tarn-et-Garonne to renovate for 212,000 euros

Looking for a renovation project in France? These 5 properties range from a barn needing a complete renovation to a manor house needing some updating

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French property for sale
Neglected barn in France ©  Dreamstime

Renovation expert Matthew Chalk reveals the renovation process in France and gives his advice to make a project run smoothly

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Renovating in France
Maison de la Roche © Adam Dorogdi

British expats Honor and Simon Marks transformed a run-down farmhouse in Languedoc-Roussillon into a stylish home and a successful gîte business. Find out more about their renovation

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