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Hotel Christiania in Les Gets

Hotel Christiania in Les Gets is a great location for a family holiday, winter or summer, with a plethora of activities for all the family, from hill walking and mountain biking to skiing in the winter. ADVERTISING FEATURE

Dancers bust some moves at the fast-paced Montpellier dance festival © Gadi Dagon

What to do in June

Read our lowdown of some of the best events in France this June

The impressive, 2,000-year-old Roman temple in Nîmes

A Quick Guide to Nîmes

Read our definitive guide to this beautiful Roman city in the south of France

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Brits running a quilting business in northern France

A move to northern France sae Sue and Peter Sharp turn their hand to running residential quilting workshops. We find out why they decided to move and how they set up their business

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Historic property in Cotes-d'Armor

Historic property in Côtes-d’Armor

This historic Breton property in Côtes-d’Armor with its two wings is Eve Middleton’s favourite French property for sale

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Explore Seine-Maritime in Normandy

Just across the Channel, Seine-Maritime in Normandy is a popular stop-off point for visitors and was once a focal point for Impressionism. Its natural beauty, coastal charm and ancient history makes it a great place for expats to settle.

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6 tips for building a house in France

Simon Warren is a project manager for property developments and is in the process of building a house for his family in Annecy. He shares 6 tips for those thinking of building their own house in France

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An expat family living in Annecy

Expats Sophie and Simon Warren met by chance on holiday in the Alps and 12 years later they are raising a family, building a house and starting a vintage furniture business in Annecy

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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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This six-bed villa in Var is less than an hour from Nice airport and is on the market for 735,000 euros (leggettfrance.com)

Sunny money: buying property with a mortgage in Provence

While the banks can be reluctant to lend funds in some parts of France, Simon Smallwood explains why the more stable the local markets are, the easier it is to obtain a mortgage

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

WIN! Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

French Property News has two signed copies of Beth Haslam’s memoir Fat Dogs and French Estates to give away

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The process of viewing French properties should not be rushed

Buying guide part 5: French property viewings and price negotiation

Karen Tait offers 10 top tips to help you get the most out of viewing trips in France and negotiating the best possible price

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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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