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The best of French Cinema in 2014

The annual celebration of the best in contemporary French film returns for its fifth year to venues across the UK.


An interview with Tom Burke

Actor TOM BURKE plays Athos in The Musketeers, the BBC’s new interpretation of the swashbuckling novel 
by Alexandre Dumas père. He tells Zoë McIntyre about the part and his other French roles

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The top 10 happiest regions in France: a buyer’s guide

A more laid-back, stress-free way of life is what attracts many across the Channel – but with so much choice, where is best to stick a pin in the map? Eleanor O’Kane reveals all you need to know about the happiest regions in France

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Taking your pets to France is easier than you think

Pets’ corner

Isabella von Mesterhazy explains all you need to know and how to prepare before taking your pet with you to France

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Knowing the social rules in France can help ease your move abroad

The Living France guide to... French etiquette

Kate McNally aids safe passage through the tricky waters of social interaction in France

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Gray Veredon at home in his Ardèche property

Above it all

After a lifetime in the theatre, Gray Veredon is making his home centre stage and inviting guests to share his lttle piece of heaven in the heart of Ardèche, as Debbie Curtis discovers

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A classic fish dish that is perfect in the spring

Flavours of France: Truite aux amandes

Bistro classics: Food writer Mary Cadogan explains the origins of this tasty fish recipe

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Phone lines and broadband in France

With a huge range of choices available for buyers in France looking to install communication services, Bob Elliott guides you through the various options

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French community integration

Looking back at life in France so far, Neil Spoonley recalls how he and his wife slowly fitted into the community by attending, among other things, village dinners and dances

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Coast to coast in Charente-Maritime

With sun-soaked beaches galore, Charente-Maritime is the place to go to feel the sand between your toes, but there’s plenty more besides, as Solange Hando discovers

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Survey before signing

No matter how idyllic the French home you’ve found might be, Matthew Cameron defends the legal benefits of conducting a survey before handing over the money

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Yorkshire stages Tour de France Festival

As Yorkshire prepares to launch the Tour de France in July, Caroline Bishop reveals how the county’s arts community has organised a very British festival to celebrate this most French of sporting events

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Henri Matisse: the master of colour

During a career spanning six decades, HENRI MATISSE created a vast body of work that changed the course of 20th-century art. Zoë McIntyre outlines his eventful life

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Easter in France

Celebrate Easter with treats from one of France’s finest pâtissiers

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Inside Le Py-R

Le Py-R, Toulouse

Although the restaurant’s name might be hard to swallow, the food is certainly not, as Zoë McIntyre finds out.

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