Holidays in France

Why children love to train travel to the Alps

It’s not just adults who get excited about a train trip to to the Alps, as Daniel Elkan discovers

The wonderful Christmas market in Strasbourg

French Christmas markets: Part One

Soak up the seasonal atmosphere with a Christmas trip to France. Carolyn Boyd and Zoë McIntyre pick six of the best destinations.

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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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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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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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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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French planning permission debunked

The words ‘planning permission’ can send shivers down the spine. Arthur Cutler picks a route through France’s infamous bureaucracy to help you to fulfil your grand designs

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First-time buyers in the French Alps

Professional couple Katya Shipster and Darren Choppin’s frustration at rising London property prices led to a rewarding adventure in the French Alps

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Ski property buyers in the French Alps: new website launched

For ski property buyers in Samoëns, a new online service makes life easier

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Recipe: Mousse au chocolat

Find out the origins of this rich chocolate mousse and make your own with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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