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Ian Moore's mid-life crisis purchase © Andy Robert Davies

Ian Moore: a mid-life crisis purchase

Comedian and expat Ian Moore may have found a way to improve worker productivity in France...

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Quercy-style house near Lauzerte

3 properties in Midi-Pyrénées

Midi-Pyrénées is a popular region with expats. Here are 3 of our favourite properties in the region

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Living France August 2015

August 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new August 2015 issue of Living France we explore Gard and Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, meet expats who own a château in Brittany and share a financial checklist for your move to France

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JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now delivered to France

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Lake Annecy © Savoie Mont Blanc / Hossel

Haute-Savoie at a glance

With popular ski resorts, spa towns and Annecy as its capital, Haute-Savoie is popular with property buyers looking for an outdoor mountain lifestyle

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Tour de France © A.S.O.

July 2015: events in France

Discover 10 events happening in France in July 2015, including the Tour de France, Bastille Day, medieval festivals, music festivals and a celebration of Breton culture

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Vannes in Morbihan © Atout France / Michel Angot

Morbihan at a glance

Morbihan in Brittany is popular with British people because of its proximity to the UK but it has plenty more to offer. Get a feel for the department with our quick guide and the inside track from an expat and a property agent

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Two cottages in Normandy for 125,000 euros

5 properties in France to run as a business

Running a business from your French home is a great way to make a living in France and make the property pay its way. It doesn’t have to be a B&B or gîte though. Look at our pick of 5 properties to run as a business for some ideas

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Five Nights in Paris

WIN! Five Nights in Paris book

Enter our competition to win a copy of Five Nights in Paris by John Baxter

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Perigueux © CP / CDT DORDOGNE

How to prepare for a move to France

Are you getting ready to move to France? There are lots of fun ways you can prepare for the move from the comfort of your own home, from following blogs to watching DVDs

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L'Atelier du Renard Argente

Running an elegant maison d’hôte in Provence

Franco-British couple Gail and Christian Bodiguel transformed a neglected farmhouse in Provence into an elegant maison d’hôte. Find out how and take a look inside

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Bergerac © Pays de Bergerac

Dordogne at a glance

Find out all you need to know about Dordogne, a popular department in the south-west of France that attracts many expats and visitors

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Social charges explained © Andy Robert Davies

What are social charges in France?

Social charges can often cause confusion among expats in France and the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice has changed the rules. Tax expert Rob Kay explains what social charges are and who has to pay them

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Spacious farmhouse for sale in Charente-Maritime

Spacious farmhouse in Charente-Maritime

This spacious farmhouse in Charente-Maritime is Stephanie Sheldrake’s favourite French property for sale

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Owning a holiday home

9 tips for making the most of a second home

Brit Tony Markowski and his family have owned a second home in the Loire Valley for 14 years. He shares 9 tips for choosing the right property and making the most of your second home

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La Basse Lande

Owning a holiday home in the Loire Valley

What are the advantages of having a second home in France? We talk to a family who have owned a holiday home in the Loire Valley for 14 years to find out how it has enriched their lives

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