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An interview with Jenni Murray

The presenter of BBC 4’s Women’s Hour talks to Zoë McIntyre about beach shacks and Paris cabarets

The sunny terrasse at La Coquerie

Eating out in Sète

The sea and lagoons around this Mediterranean harbour town provide a bountiful harvest of fish and seafood, says Amanda Pollard

The coastal trail along Cap d'Ail

From Cap to Cap

Walking the Cap Martin coast path to Cap d’Ail exposes Tristan Rutherford to the delicious sights, smells and tastes of the Côte d’Azur

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Three-bedroom house in Brittany for 65,700 euros

5 properties in France under €150,000

You can buy a lot more property for your money in France, so whether you are looking for a rural retreat or a holiday home you will find something you like in our selection of 5 properties under €150,000

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Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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Explaining French planning permission laws

Before you buy a property to renovate in France you should make sure you understand the process of obtaining planning permission and that you will be able to carry out your plans

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June 2015: events in France

Discover 10 major events happening in France in June 2015, including the nationwide Rendez-vous aux Jardins and Fête de la Musique events, the French Open, D-Day commemorations and a vintage bike side in Loire

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The sea view from Dolus-d'Oléron

Sun, sand and seafood: discover Charente-Maritime

Nick Dowlatshahi presents the delights of this popular coastal département

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Albi's Pont Vieux © CDT Tarn/Christian Rivière

Have you ever explored France’s Tarn valley?

From the magnificent bridges that soar above the valleys to the charming facades in its lively villages, Carine Bar explores her personal highlights of this area of France

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The farmhouse's pretty facade

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Susan Dixon of Papillon Properties explains why this traditional farmhouse, on the market for €267,000, gets her vote

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Dordogne's pretty countryside includes quintessential vineyards

Setting up a business in Dordogne

We speak to 3 experts about the benefits of setting up a business in this iconic part of France

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Spring lamb stew © Snap and Stir

Recipe: French lamb stew

Enjoy a classic spring dish with this recipe for a French lamb stew – navarin printanier and find our how the dish got its name

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20 French words you need to know to set up utilities in France

Do you know how to say ‘meter reading’ or ‘peak hours’ in French? Here are 20 French words to help you set up your gas, electricity, water and telephone supplies in France

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Recipe: Oeufs en cocotte à la crème

Try the rich and creamy oeufs en cocotte à la crème at home and discover some variations on the dish you can expect in different areas of France

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Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

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