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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Aquitaine

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

France has beautiful villages and remarkable gardens in abundance, but which beautiful French villages also have remarkable gardens? Ruth Wood presents a magnificent seven

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Aquitaine

Musicians Peter Evans and Ema Augustyniak moved from Brighton to a regional park in central France to host singing, yoga and meditation retreats

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Limousin

Dordogne’s neighbour Lot-et-Garonne is a fantastic place to buy a French home, says Julie Savill as she reveals her top six places

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Aquitaine

A colossal two-year study of almost 35,000 towns, cities and villages has crowned these six communities as the best places to live in France

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Aquitaine

It’s a tough time for Brits to find their dream home in France, but probably not for the reason you think, says Ruth Wood

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Languedoc-Roussillon

Market day in France is a social event and a great day out; no wonder Brits love to buy property in or near a market town

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Buying guides

An uncompromisingly practical approach to owning a home in France has led to a wonderful retreat for Anne-Marie Smith and her family, and a successful business venture too

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Expats in France

Moving to France on your own? Already living alone in France? Buying a French holiday home by yourself? You’re not the only one, says Ruth Wood

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Brittany

Having a flat and traffic-free cycle path close to your French home is sure to boost its appeal to you and your guests, says Ruth Wood

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Cycling in France

With an average property price of just €62,400, we’re putting a spotlight on France’s most affordable department and what your money could get you.

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Aquitaine

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