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In the April 2019 issue of Living France you can find out how the French job market works, how to make the most of French car boot sales, and hear more inspirational stories from those who are living the dream

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Tim and Rebecca Jones fell in love with 18th-century Château de la Ruche and are restoring it into a luxury bed and breakfast

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When voiceover artist Celia Ford Drummond realised she could live and work anywhere she moved to Provence and embraced a new career as a wedding celebrant. She explains how she helps couples to get married in France

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Long gone are the days when the French post office was just used for posting letters and packages. It now offers a diverse range of services from banking and food delivery to taking your written driving test

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It is well known for its sunny microclimate and golden sandy beaches, but there are several other reasons to buy a home in this part of western France, says Julie Savill

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Surviving changes in musical tastes, this instrument remains a potent symbol of French popular culture, says Heidi Fuller-love

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