Region Guide

Normandy region guide

Monday, March 7, 2016

An insider’s guide to Normandy in northern France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in, the local food and drink specialities, and buying property in Normandy

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Normandy

Normandy

This delightful recipe for Pain Perdu à la Normande from The French Revolution is a great way to transform stale bread into something special

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Normandy

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

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

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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