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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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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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Anna and Wilson Thorburn run Domaine l’Ancienne École in Drôme, an organic winery with three gîtes which enjoy panoramic views of Mont Ventoux

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For American actor and writer Alexander Burnett, a shortage of bread at his local boulangerie was one of the biggest challenges of lockdown in his adopted home city

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We catch up with Angel Strawbridge following the publication of her new book

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Graham Welch and Damon Biddlecombe moved to Belvès in the heart of Périgord Noir to launch Planches et Plonk

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Buying a house in France takes daring, legwork and a little bit of fate. After much searching, Michelle and Graeme Warren fell in love with a stunning riverside home in Léhon, Brittany

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Home ownership in France doesn’t have to start with a dream property, Nigel Howard and his wife Michelle found an apartment in Côte-d’Or as a foothold first

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