Region Guide

An insider's guide to Pays de la Loire in western France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in, the vineyards and châteaux to visit, and buying property in Pays de la Loire

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Pays de la Loire

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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

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

On a quest for a more relaxed pace of life, Phil and Elaine Miles decided to swap the rat race for a converted watermill in Pays de la Loire, where they provide bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation

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Pays de la Loire

Tim and Rebecca Jones fell in love with 18th-century Château de la Ruche and are restoring it into a luxury bed and breakfast

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