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Karen Wheeler goes mushroom picking

This month, an autumnal day out hunting for mushrooms in France takes a surprising turn for Karen Wheeler

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Elegant house in Mayenne

Property pick: elegant home in Mayenne

This elegant historic house in Mayenne in Pays-de-la-Loire is our favourite French property this week

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Rural Ardèche © C. Fougeirol / ADT

Estate agent interview: Ardèche

Thinking about buying a house in Ardèche? We spoke to local estate agent Joachim Brand, of Terra France International Estate Agents, for the inside track on this rural area of France

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Living France's 25th anniversary giveaway

WIN! In our bumper 25th anniversary giveaway

Enter our competition to win one of dozens of prizes, from ferry tickets to courses at a language school, to celebrate Living France’s 25th anniversary

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New-build house in Haute-Vienne

Property pick: new-build house in Limousin

This week Eve Middleton has fallen in love with this new-build house in Haute-Vienne in Limousin

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How to set up a B&B or gîte in France

Setting up a B&B or gîte in France is a popular way for expats to earn a living. Kate McNally explains some of the things you need to think about to make your holiday accommodation a success

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Rob and Karen in their garden in Dordogne

Gardening in Dordogne

A British expat tells us about his garden in Dordogne and shares some tips for other gardeners in France

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Actress Prunella Scales

Interview with Prunella Scales

The actress talks to Zoë McIntyre about her long attachment to France, travelling its waterways and reading Marcel Proust

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Nuit Blanche, Paris ©Paris Tourist Office / Amélie Dupont / Artist Otto Piene

October: events in France

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

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13th-century house in Dordogne

Property pick: character house in Dordogne

This attractive 13th-century house in Dordogne is our property pick this week

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Making beer in Languedoc-Roussillon

British expat Paul Bayliss and his wife Jayne run a microbrewery in Aude in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Single-storey villa near Béziers

Property pick: villa near Béziers

This single-storey villa near Béziers in Languedoc-Roussillon is our favourite French property this week

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Living France October 2014

October issue of Living France out now!

The new October 2014 issue of Living France is packed with inspirational real-life interviews and expert advice and is on sale now

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Estaing © Emma Rawle

Exploring the Lot Valley

Offering beautiful countryside, timeless villages and a peaceful life, the upper Lot Valley, including the departments of Aveyron, Cantal and Lozère, deserves a closer look, says Emma Rawle

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Ann and Steve Jordan run a hotel and wedding venue in Dordogne

Running a hotel and wedding venue in Dordogne

Expats Ann and Steve Jordan took on a 14-bedroom hotel in Dordogne in 2003 and transformed it into the ideal wedding venue in France

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Stephen Cronk drinking a glass of rose © Mirabeau Wine

Expats making wine in Provence

British expat Stephen Cronk and his family live in Provence where they make rosé wine from their Provençal vineyard

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