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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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Languedoc-Roussillon

Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées)

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

Journalist Jenny Eagle left London for a new life in Montpellier, Occitanie and has fallen for its stunning architecture, buzzing vibe and beautiful beaches

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Languedoc-Roussillon

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

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

With its dramatic landscape, beautiful villages and average house price of just €102,000, it's amazing more househunters don't know about Aveyron. Ruth Wood shares nine reasons to buy property here

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Midi-Pyrenees

When Chris Bockman moved to Toulouse as a broadcast journalist, little did he know that he would collect enough material for a book of his own

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Midi-Pyrenees

This pilgrimage destination attracts tourists from all over the world to its famous Sanctuary, but the Hautes-Pyrénées town is a great place to visit in its own right

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Languedoc-Roussillon

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

Struggling to feel at home in your French community? If you don't have a local expat support group, you could always set one up yourself, suggests Sally Dixon

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Expats in France

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

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