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Return to Waterloo

On the bicentenary of the battle that changed Europe, Anthony Lambert examines Wellington’s victory over Napoléon and sees how troops are preparing to do battle once more

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A weekend in Rouen

The historic city has attracted artists for more than a century, each of them creating their own take on Rouen. FRANCE Magazine looks at the city’s star attractions

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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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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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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

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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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Property in France

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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Nice: the glamorous Riviera favourite

The southern sun rises on an era of eco architecture, environmental transport networks and new green spaces as Juanita Viale introduces us to the bright future of Nice

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Where to buy French property... if you want the seaside

Karen Tait takes her bucket and spade around France’s coastline

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Real Life: a makeup artist in Charente

Having fallen in love with France on happy childhood holidays, Carey Hawkins explains how the arrival of her own daughter inspired her to finally live her dream

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5 ways to use the French word ‘citron’

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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Travelling Through Wine Country – Burgundy

3D Wines explore the famous wine country of Burgundy. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

Make full use of the first cherries of the season and try our recipe for cherry clafoutis

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19 French words you need to know to understand the French tax system

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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