Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in southern France, including the main attractions, towns and villages to visit on holiday, the major festivals and events, and buying property in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

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

Did you know you can cross France by train for as little as €10? Whether you’re going on holiday or living there, here’s our guide to getting to, from and around France without a car

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French Alps

France celebrates the feast of Epiphany on 6 January with dessert: a galette, gâteau or couronne des rois to mark the arrival of the three kings to Bethlehem

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

If you want to buy a home in or near a French village with the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ label there’s a new one to add to the list

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Rhone-Alpes

Be inspired by Paul Cézanne’s birthplace which is bursting with modern art and gastronomic delights

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

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

After Elton John welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into his Nice summer home, we see which properties are currently on offer in the celebrity playground. Don’t worry, these ones don’t come with a £15 million price tag!

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

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

Photographer Rachel Cobb has been recording the impact of this force of nature in Provence for more than 20 years

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

Frances Marcellin finds low-budget beach resort property on France’s Mediterranean coastline

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