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Don’t be put off by tales of difficult bureaucracy and years waiting! Mark Sampson shares his tips on applying for French citizenship having just completed the process himself

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Brexit

Are the hours of noon until 2 still sacrosanct in France or is the traditional French lunchtime under threat?

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Ian Moore

Having lived in France for 20 years, Mark Sampson and his family decided to celebrate by becoming French citizens. He explains the process for those thinking of doing the same

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Expats in France

A British couple reveal how they welcomed TV chef James Martin into their B&B in southern France and came to have a starring role in his new TV programme James Martin’s French Adventure

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Expats in France

British expat Katherine Forshaw has found that the seasons in France are more pronounced than the UK and that she needs to be careful what she plants and when

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Limousin

Being vegetarian in France hasn’t always been easy. But with an increase in vegetarian and vegan restaurants, things are gradually starting to change, says Mark Sampson

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A love of food and wine inspired two expat couples to set up a business running gourmet weekends and wine tours in Dordogne - find out how they did it

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Running a business

After living in France for several years, Ian Moore finds that people are turning to him for advice but he doesn’t know the answers!

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Ian Moore

Moving to the enchanting village of Cordes-sur-Ciel was a dream come true for Dutch couple Christianne Zeelen and Nico Thomassen. Now running a B&B in the village, they are well and truly settled in the French way of life

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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It’s not just the lack of turkey and Brussels sprouts that makes Christmas in France a different affair, says Gillian Harvey

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Gillian Harvey

Ian Moore ensures British Christmas traditions are observed while enjoying Christmas in France with his wife’s French family

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Ian Moore

Escape to the Château is back on our screens. We caught up with the stars of the show, Dick and Angel to find out what they’ve been up to since we last saw them

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Expats in France

Across Provence traditional santons start to appear in homes and at Christmas markets. Carol Drinkwater explains what these figures are and how they came to be a Provençal Christmas tradition

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Christmas in France

Think a fairy tale castle in the French countryside is out of your reach? You could be surprised, just as Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel were when they bought a grand château in the Loire Valley

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Expats in France

Not sure where to settle down when moving to France? Here are the reasons why Dordogne is a great place to live

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Aquitaine

As Gillian Harvey explains the concept of Bonfire Night to her baffled French neighbours, she realises how much she enjoys the best of both French and English culture

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Gillian Harvey

While Ian Moore is loving the French way of life, like many Brits living in France, he is finding there are some English foods he really misses

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It’s la rentrée in France and British expat Gillian Harvey is planning how to spend her time now she has waved another of her children off to French school

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Gillian Harvey

In the October issue of Living France we explore three of Tarn’s most enchanting villages, take a tour along the coast of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany, find out how a Scottish chef is shaking up the culinary scene in the French Alps and meet a glass artist in Montmorillon

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