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FRANCE Magazine names the 200 best experiences in France

Let yourself be inspired by our list of the best experiences that France has to offer

Roses adorn many of the houses in Chédigny © Julian Elliott

Take a stroll in … Chédigny

A small village in the Loire Valley has turned itself into a giant rose garden, to the delight of visitors including Carolyn Boyd


Expect the unexpected at Futuroscope Amusement Park

Get away to one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe.ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Living in France

House in Puy-de-Dome for 280,000 euros

3 houses in France for €280,000

With the GBP/EUR exchange rate reaching a seven-year high recently, UK buyers are finding that their property budget can stretch much further in France. Here are 3 properties for €280,000 in France which will cost you just over £200,000

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Running a cookery school in Gascony

David and Vikki Chance moved to Gascony in 2007, where they teamed up with local chef Bernard Corbière to run a thriving cookery school. After speaking to the couple in September 2010, Living France catches up with them for a five-year update

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How to start a property search in France

If you are planning to buy a property in France then you need to prepare before embarking on a house-hunting trip. Here is our guide to starting a property search in France and finding your dream home

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Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon © Janine Marsh

Béziers at a glance

The town of Béziers in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France offers sunshine, easy accessibiliy and plenty of attractions. We take a quick look at the town

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Living France May 2015

May 2015 issue of Living France out now!

In the new May 2015 issue of Living France we explore Seine-Maritime in Normandy, meet an expat cruising Burgundy’s canals and find out the planning permission rules in France

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Property in France

Why now is the time to buy property with a French mortgage

With the pound recently hitting a seven-year high against the euro, Clare Nessling explains why there’s never been a better time to take out a French mortgage

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New-build diary part 2: a timber-frame house in Charente

Having designed their home and bought the perfect plot, building works commence on Jess and Tom Kyle’s timber-framed Passivhaus in Poitou-Charentes

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This computer-generated image shows how Le Cristal de Jade, MGMs new résidence de tourisme taking shape in the cycling centre of Chamonix, will look in summer when it is completed

Ski properties in France for both winter and summer

French Alpine property buyers get on their bikes and stay for the summer as the snow melts away from the ski slopes


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Haute-Garonne has something for everyone ©CRT Midi-Pyrénées

Family-friendly France: Haute-Garonne

Moving to France with a family? Vicky Leigh finds out why Haute-Garonne in Midi-Pyrénées would be a good place to buy a property

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French culture

Oeufs en cocotte a la creme recipe © Snap and Stir

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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Wine and cheese

10 of the best food & wine tours in France

Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others champagne trails, river cruises and cognac tasting breaks

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18 French words you need to know to use the banking system in France

Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system

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