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An interview with James Cracknell

The former Olympic and world rowing champion tells Angela Sara West about his sporting adventures in France

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5 places to stay in France in winter

Planning a trip to France this winter? Whether you’re thinking of a city break in Paris, a ski holiday in the Alps or a weekend at the Alsace Christmas markets you will find a hotel to stay in from our selection of accommodation

Think cobbled streets, fairytale towers and castles, medieval houses and amazing views

18 pretty villages in Midi-Pyrénées you need to visit

The quintessential medieval villages of Midi-Pyrénées have everything a visitor could dream of, from chateaux to cobbled streets, cliff-edge positions to dramatic history… Here’s our favourite 18 – do you agree with our choices?

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Living in France

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9 festive events in France in December 2015

France is a magical place in December with traditional marchés de Noël in almost every town but there is also a turkey parade and a Christmas swim in the Mediterranean to look forward to...

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Callian in Var © Pierre Behar

Exploring Var in southern France

Stretching from Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean coast through mountains and forest to the Alps and the Gorges du Verdon, the department of Var in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is certainly diverse and popular with those looking for a life in the sun

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Les Escavalins olive farm in Var © Gerry Whitcombe-Power

Expat life: running an olive farm in Var

An olive farm in Var in Provence captured the hearts of British couple Gerry and Mark Whitcombe-Power, and they transformed the rundown farm into a gîte business and now produce their own AOC olive oil. Find out how they did it

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Living France December 2015

December 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new December 2015 issue of Living France we explore Charente, offer tax advice for savers, discover the best Christmas events and share the recipe for a French festive treat…

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New Vintage French Interiors

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Enter our competition to win a copy of New Vintage French Interiors and find lots of inspiration for your home!

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A winter view of Beuil

4 secret resorts in the southern French Alps

Leaving others to hurtle down the black ski runs of the Alps, Carolyn Reynier explores the lesser-known resorts in the south offering relaxed, family-friendly skiing

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Buying guide part 11: 7 questions about removals answered

With the keys to your new home safely in your hand it’s time to start packing up your belongings. Vicky Leigh considers the practicalities of a move to France

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Make sure you pay the right price for your French property

Are you paying the right price for your French property?

Working out how much the property you want to buy in France is worth can be difficult as there are many different factors that could affect the price. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac shares 8 tips on working out if the French property you want to buy is worth its asking price

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Paris Cocktails: The Art of French Drinking

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2015 Fête des Lumières honours victims of Paris attacks

Instead of the usual light show, a candlelit tribute will be held in Lyon in December in memory of those who died in the Paris attacks

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Chansons pour apprendre

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Enter our competition to win a CD of French songs: Chansons pour apprendre

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19 pictures that sum up why France is a magical place to live and visit

From majestic mountain ranges to Mediterranean beaches, fine food to high fashion is it any wonder so many people love France so much?

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The stunning Collioure

Our favourite 10 wine producing towns in France

French wine towns are hubs of gastronomy, culture and festivals, with surrounding vineyards. Dominic Rippon recommends his top 10 to visit

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