Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées in southern France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in, local food and drink specialities, and buying property in Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées

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Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées)

Think that France simply gets sunnier the further south you go? It’s not that simple, says Ruth Wood as she reveals the sunniest property locations in the north, south and heart of France

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Start a new life and new business in France with one of these reasonably priced bar-restaurants that come with living space and cost less than the equivalent of £150,000

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Test your knowledge of French architectural styles with our fun quiz

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Dreaming of a château in Gascony, a manor in Languedoc-Roussillon or a villa by the Mediterranean? Check out these luxury French properties on the market

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Buying

These coastal French holiday homes for sale could be great bases near the magnificent beaches and marinas around France

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Buying

Rugged landscapes and a remarkable coastline frame the Occitanie department of Aude in Cathar country

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Locations

Home of Armagnac, Musketeers and some beautiful French châteaux, Gers is a wonderful place to buy a property

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Buying

This online cooking class run from Uzès in the south of France is a great travel alternative, Brigitte discovers

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Food

Australian couple Philip and Janet Barnard-Brown moved to Château de la Fare in Gard after living in the UK for nearly 20 years, where Philip was senior coachman to the Queen

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Real life

From a cute €28,000 bolthole to a spacious €99,000 country house, these well presented properties in France offer great value for money

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