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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

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

Natasha Alexander, 45, lives with her husband and their three children, aged 14, 12 and eight in Manche. She writes the blog Our Normandy Life about living in France and in particular what it’s like to move there with older children

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Normandy

Chase away the winter blues by snapping up a property in one of the most vibrant villages or technicolour towns in France

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Alsace

Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, France’s different climate zones affect the weather you’re like to weather, whether you like it or not, finds Ruth Wood

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Aquitaine

From old mills to a timber-framed village house, here are 11 stunning houses for sale in France in August 2018

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French property for sale

Looking for some cocktail ingredients to jazz up that summer barbecue and impress your guests? Learn all about the origins of three unusual French alcoholic drinks

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Normandy

Looking for a property in France by the sea but can’t afford the million-pound villas on the Côte d’Azur? We’ve discovered 11 coastal towns and villages in France where you can buy a property for less than €200,000

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Languedoc-Roussillon

April events in France

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

There are plenty of festivals and events in France in April, including a nature festival in Somme, the Paris marathon, several garden festivals and April Fool’s Day. We take a look at what’s on in France in April

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Events in France

In February and March, carnivals across France celebrate the end of winter with colourful parades and festivities. These are some of our favourite photos from the carnivals, including Nice, Menton, Granville and Strasbourg

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Events in France

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