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Visitors relax on the sandy Plage de l'Écluse in the centre of Dinard

A Quick Guide to Dinard

Situated on the pretty Côte d’Émeraude, this Brittany seaside resort has plenty to offer visitors, as Peter Stewart discovers

The bridge in Normoutier-en-l'Île © Melissa Wood

Vignette: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île market

Author Joanne Harris recalls childhood summers spent on an island in the Vendée

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An interview with Jenny Powell

The television presenter tells Andrew Williams about childhood holidays in France and owning a house in a Riviera hideaway

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A guide to childcare in France

France has the reputation of having one of the best childcare systems in the world. We take a look at the different childcare options available from childminders to after-school clubs

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Running a cycling business and B&B in Limousin

A twist of fate bought Chris and Charlotte Nightingale to Haute-Vienne where they set up a B&B and a bicycle repair service

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Ian Moore: back to school in France

As France prepares for the back to school rentrée, Ian Moore thinks he’s made a discovery about the effect of heavy school bags on the health and height of the French population

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How will new EU inheritance rules affect expats in France?

Much has been written about the new EU inheritance rules and how they can be used but it is not immediately clear how expats in France will be affected. Expert in French law, Matthew Cameron lists some of the major points

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Living France Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new Autumn 2015 issue of Living France we explore the city of Bordeaux and its department Gironde and bring you all the inspiration and expert advice you need for your renovation project in France

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Currency Q&A: Exchange rates

Laura Parsons of TorFX talks about transferring savings to France

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Brantôme, Dordogne

Where to buy French property... if you want an expat community

Karen Tait narrows down the best places to find the support and company of an expat community

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House buyers in France receive a dossier of information regarding the condition of the property

Diagnostiques part 1: Asbestos, termites and lead

In France, house buyers receive a dossier of information regarding the general condition of the property. In this series, John Marshall runs through some key elements of the report

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3 of the best: Paris apartments

Rachel Johnston trawls the Left and Right Banks for desirable pieds-à-terre under £1m

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Recipe: tarte aux abricots

Indulge in a classic French pastry by following our recipe for tarte aux abricots

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Learning French at a language school

Ever thought about trying a French language immersion course? We sent Ian Moore to a language school in the Loire Valley to find out what an immersion course involves and if it works

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Learning French: 6 tips for advanced learners

If you have mastered French but want to maintain your language skills then our 6 tips for advanced learners will help you to continue to improve your French

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Learning French: 6 tips for intermediates

If you have mastered the basics but are struggling to find the time to improve your French vocabulary then our 6 tips for intermediates will help you continue your language learning

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