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FRANCE Magazine’s Paris-based columnist on paintings, picnics and politics

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Living among a farming community in France means getting used to unexpected sights and sounds, writes Ian Moore

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FRANCE Magazine’s Provence-based columnist shares an exciting project in the Mediterranean below the waves of the yachting playground of the Côte d’Azur

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Keen to beat the Brexit deadline, musician Fuzzy Jones moved to Landes in 2020 and has just released her album, Hotel Landifornia

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Clécy in Calvados is an ideal place to bring up children, says Rachel Johnson

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Her neighbours all think she’s quackers, but for Janine Marsh her ducks are pets, not for the pot

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Born in West Yorkshire, artist Russell Boncey now lives and works in the Fontainebleau forest and his current exhibition in Burgundy follows the success of his last show in Paris

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A Brit shares his experiences of applying for a VLS-TS visa, the first step in obtaining residency in France

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Laura Harley has some frugal suggestions for ways to make your new home more homely

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A passion for France and all things French – especially the food – prompted Andrew Prior to move from Melbourne to Paris before swapping city life for the Vienne countryside during lockdown

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Rural French life has a way of presenting new comic situations to Ian Moore, who finds an unexpected opportunity for a unique publicity shot

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Members can enjoy virtual cook-alongs, craft-alongs and evenings with the couple, as well as the chance to win a wedding or stay at the château in France

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Market days are an integral part of the traditional French lifestyle. There are passionate sellers and quality local products, plus it can be a fun social experience as Monique Jackman discusses

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Culture

If you live in France and are partial to a refreshing cider, this Dordogne-based cider-maker has plenty of advice for how to get started

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FRANCE Magazine’s Paris-based columnist reflects on the skills he has lost during lockdown and how he plans to find them once more

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British couples who have started a new life in the Bordeaux and Duras wine regions star in the new show

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Pet owners know that their beloved animals give far more than they take – but paying for their food and vet care can be pricey. Luckily, Laura Harley has discovered a few tips for keeping costs down

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Ian Moore on New Year attitudes in France and why he doesn’t miss the anxiety of the complicated, often localised French greeting system

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In the latest series, a family of brewers from Kent makes the move to Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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FRANCE Magazine’s Provence-based columnist looks back on 2020 and reflects on the kindness of strangers during difficult times

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