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Win tickets for Decanter’s wine tasting event

Wine enthusiasts can be in with the chance of winning tickets to a great wine event in London this November

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

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Impressive house in Tarn-et-Garonne for 445,000 euros

Property pick: impressive house in Tarn-et-Garonne

This impressive house in Tarn-et-Garonne is our property pick this week

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Ilse and Fons Jaspers-Janssens © Fons Jaspers www.langelot.com

Running a B&B in Ardèche

Belgian-Dutch couple Ilse and Fons Jaspers-Janssens run a B&B in rural Ardèche and they love the relaxed pace of life there

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Vineyards of the Beaujolais Nouveau © RA Tourisme / JB Laissard

November: events in France

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

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La Vaquerie © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

10 tips for running a gîte

British expat and gîte owner Tom Reilly shares his 10 top tips for running a gîte

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Tom Reilly and David Streets with Sid and Saffy © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

Gîte renovation in Normandy

Find out how one British couple transformed their Normandy farmhouse into an attractive gîte

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Property in France

Honor and Simon have completely transformed a former wine 'domaine' into a spacious home with guest accommodation

Top tips for househunters in France

From the gîte owners who are helping them to find a new home in France, as Vicky Leigh finds out

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Joan's dream pick: a large, character Charentaise house with six bedrooms, barns and a pool, for sale at ¬273,000

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Joan Jenkins of Actous Immobilier shares her view of the property market in Poitou-Charentes

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Hollywood to Aveyron: an internet-bought hamlet

Having made a spur-of-the-moment decision to buy a hamlet in France, Rain Heron describes her journey from the Hollywood hills to the valleys of Aveyron

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Left to right: Gary Burke (Burke Bros), Charles Smallwood (Agence LUnion), Steve Gillham (Alliance French Property Group), Ben Hingley (Burke Bros)

French property industry leaders participate in 25th year double celebration

The UK’s number one French Property Exhibition at London’s Olympia Exhibition Hall, Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September 2014, was the setting for a great 25th anniversary celebration and reunion.

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Mousse au chocolat  © Snap and Stir

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 © Snap and Stir

Tarte Tatin recipe

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

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

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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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

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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