Living in France

The market at Nyons © E Middleton

The top 10 happiest regions in France: a buyer’s guide

A more laid-back, stress-free way of life is what attracts many across the Channel – but with so much choice, where is best to stick a pin in the map? Eleanor O’Kane reveals all you need to know about the happiest regions in France

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Taking your pets to France is easier than you think

Pets’ corner

Isabella von Mesterhazy explains all you need to know and how to prepare before taking your pet with you to France

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Knowing the social rules in France can help ease your move abroad

The Living France guide to... French etiquette

Kate McNally aids safe passage through the tricky waters of social interaction in France

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Gray Veredon at home in his Ardèche property

Above it all

After a lifetime in the theatre, Gray Veredon is making his home centre stage and inviting guests to share his lttle piece of heaven in the heart of Ardèche, as Debbie Curtis discovers

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A classic fish dish that is perfect in the spring

Flavours of France: Truite aux amandes

Bistro classics: Food writer Mary Cadogan explains the origins of this tasty fish recipe

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An exciting renovation project in the Alps

If I could, I would... Our dream property

Every so often, we come across a French property that knocks us for six. This month, Eve Middleton falls in love with this renovation project in the Alps

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It's important to have firm plans in place to earn a living in France © Fotolia

Expert advice: earning a living in France

If you’ll need to earn a living in France, it’s important to have firm plans in place before you take the plunge, says Sally Stone

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Try this delicious dish to recreate the taste of France at home

Flavours of France: French onion soup

Bistro classics: Food writer Mary Cadogan reveals the history behind the flavoursome French broth

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Le Don du Fel pottery in Aveyron

Running a pottery in Aveyron

When Suzy and Nigel Atkins started a pottery in Aveyron in the early 1970s, they had no idea it would become so successful, as Debbie Curtis discovers

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Tessa Meijer and Geoff Moss run a cycle hire business in the Gorges du Tarn

Starting a cycle hire business in the Gorges du Tarn

Cycling enthusiasts Tessa Meijer and Geoff Moss tell Stephanie Sheldrake how they found their dream job when they started a cycle hire business in a part of France they had loved for many years – the Gorges du Tarn

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Manche offers beautiful beaches among its many charms

A penchant for Manche

So close but so enchantingly different, Manche offers a seductive lifestyle right on your doorstep, as Gillian Thornton discovers

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The outdoor life appeals at this Charente-Maritime property

If I could, I would...

Every so often, we come across a French property that knocks us for six. This month, Emma Rawle reveals why this traditional house in Charente-Maritime is her dream buy

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Mayor of Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Countdown to the polls

Communes large and small have the chance to change the French political landscape in the forthcoming municipal elections, as Paul Lamarra explains

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Mellow Vélos: cycle hire in the south of France

ADVERTORIAL Fancy running a cycle hire company in the south of France? Mellow Vélos are looking for people to buy a franchise

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Paris is home to Montmartre, famed for its artist residents (© OT Paris/A.Potignon)

Living for the city: a guide to Paris

A move to France doesn’t have to mean living in the countryside or a small village. The bright lights and dizzying array of attractions in Paris continue to draw not only visitors but also those seeking a new life across the Channel, as Anna McKittrick discovers

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Katie and her Australian Shepherd dog Fogg at home in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Queen of hearts: Setting up an online dating business in Provence

When Katie May launched a dating and social network website for expats after her husband died, she had no idea how quickly it would take off, as Stephanie Sheldrake finds out

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