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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)

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

More than half of France's surface area is devoted to farming, including a total of 12 million hectares of pasture - and the market is full of opportunities for savvy property buyers, says Chloe Govan

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Life in France

Rural house prices in France rose by 2.1% last year - exactly the same as the increase in house prices in the UK and more than house prices in England

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Aquitaine

Not only is the property they ultimately bought a world away from Rebecca Randall and husband Greg's original brief, they're not even sure how they chose France in the first place, but they couldn't be happier that they did

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Expats in France

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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Poitou-Charentes

A dramatic gulf has opened up between the urban and rural property markets in France as growing numbers of people seek jobs in the cities

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Aquitaine

Splash out - but not that much! For less than €300,000 you could own one of these French properties with perfect pools

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Selling French property

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