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Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes in south-western France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in and buying property in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes

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Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Aquitaine, Limousin & Poitou-Charentes)

Looking for a peaceful rural retreat in the French countryside on a small budget? We found 8 French departments where you can buy a cheap rural house with as few neighbours as possible

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With its unbeatable wine and cheese and laissez-faire attitude, there’s nowhere better to retire than France. But which cities are best for growing old in? Here’s the top 10

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Pays de la Loire

When Dutch couple Jan and José bought Château les Merles in Dordogne in 2003 it was a ruin but they have transformed it into this chic home and hotel

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The frigate L’Hermione, a replica of the ship that sailed across the Atlantic to help America win the War of Independence, has set sail again for a tour along the French coast

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Find your perfect French property with our selection this month! Whether you fancy tackling a bargain renovation project, splashing out on a Provençal house or something in between, one of these French properties for sale is sure to tempt you...

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French property for sale

Being self-employed and not having any savings didn’t stop Julia Douglas and Colin Usher from buying their dream home in south-west France and opening an artistic retreat

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Expats in France

Road trip: explore Charente

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jump in the car and discover the Charente department in western France with our three-day road trip itinerary which takes you through Cognac, Jarnac, Angoulême and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

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Driving in France

Everyone loves a bargain! Whether you're looking for a rural retreat, a city apartment, a ski property or somewhere near the sea these are the areas of France where you can find a bargain property

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Charente guide

Sunday, December 10, 2017

An insider’s guide to Charente in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in, and buying property in Charente.

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The ever popular Dordogne department remains attractively affordable for househunters on smaller budgets. Find your dream French property in Dordogne for under €150,000

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French property for sale

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