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Mercantour mountain range and national park in the South of France ©ThinkstockPhotos

Hidden corners of France you need to explore

Need some off-the-beaten-track travel inspiration for France? Take a look at these hidden corners of France you might not know about

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8 reasons to visit the French mountains this summer

Escape the summer heat with a visit to the French mountains, where you can do everything from hiking to shopping.

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14 stylish hotels in France for under €150 a night

Want to enjoy a special night in France without breaking the bank? Here are 14 hotels that are all under €150 a night

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Living in France

With the shops shut, Sundays are a day for family outings

Why do shops in France shut on Sunday?

Being prepared for the shops to be shut on public holidays in France has taken some getting used to for mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, who now happily embraces family time over convenience shopping

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Win! A copy of the map guide, Bonsoir Paris

Enter our competition to win a copy of the map, Bonsoir Paris

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Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

11 tips for running a successful property management business

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

Understand the French micro-entreprise regime

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Introducing the NEW Living France Magazine App

The new Living France magazine app is available to download now!

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Property in France

Make sure your builder has the correct insurance

Renovate your French property on sound legal foundations

To avoid building site blues and potentially costly repairs, make sure you’re aware of builders’ legal obligations in France

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Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

8 reasons you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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How to get a French mortgage

Find out what types of French mortgage are available, how much you can borrow, what the mortgage criteria are and how to apply for a mortgage to buy your French property

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Ibex near Lake Anncey ©Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

5 places to buy in France if you love the great outdoors

If nature is top of your French property wish list then you’ll be right at home in one of these five areas of France

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French culture

Light and fresh, scallops make for a perfect summertime supper © Dreamstime

Recipe for pan-fried scallops

Less is more when it comes to showing off the subtle flavours and textures of this popular shellfish, says French cookbook author Rosa Jackson

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Dolce Vita restaurant in Saint-Tropez

The best Saint-Tropez restaurants

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all budgets. Here is our pick of places to eat

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French news stories that caught our eye this week

Names and capitals announced for France’s new regions, explore Loire Valley châteaux without leaving home and plastic bags banned in French shops – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Great apps to help you learn French

Language-learning apps are a great way to learn French whenever and wherever you can. These are our favourite ones to use

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