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Family life in Clécy Normandy

Friday, July 30, 2021

Clécy in Calvados is an ideal place to bring up children, says Rachel Johnson

How did a simple black cat become emblematic of Montmartre’s golden age?

Find out how running a guesthouse in rural France inspired his hilarious new novel

From salade niçoise to pissaladière to socca, Cuisine Nissarde in Nice makes the best of the Mediterranean climate and produce

French wines secured a haul of top medals at this year’s awards with Savoie and Jura enjoying the spotlight for the first time

Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Create this authentic French summer salad from Sardine: Simple seasonal Provencal cooking

Whether you’re planning your commute or a longer journey across the country here is what to expect from France’s autoroutes and car sharing options

If you’d rather know, before you buy, if there are any structural damage or mould problems in that idyllic little cottage in France that you’ve been dreaming about, here are the questions you need to ask (in French!)

Her neighbours all think she’s quackers, but for Janine Marsh her ducks are pets, not for the pot

How does power of attorney work in France? In this article, Charlotte Macdonald and Bryony Anning of Stone King LLP’s International and Cross-Border Team answer your FAQs about lasting powers of attorney and their French counterparts, mandats de protection future.

With an estimated 25,000 UK nationals in France yet to apply for a carte de séjour, the French government has pushed back the deadline by three months to 30 September

If you’re looking for a peaceful and well-connected area in which to enjoy your retirement in France, you’ll find these five departments offer great value for money and a relaxed lifestyle

If, under EU Succession Regulation a ‘foreign’ will can be applied in the other countries, why not just use one will? There are a few issues to consider

French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand was a pioneering figure and Les Arcs was the most ambitious project of her career

Born in West Yorkshire, artist Russell Boncey now lives and works in the Fontainebleau forest and his current exhibition in Burgundy follows the success of his last show in Paris

Enjoy a taste of France wherever you are in the world with these scrumptious subscription boxes

These elegant little cakes from Lunch in Paris will transport you to the hills of Provence in France, where the lavender fields bloom in spectacular shades of purple from June to August

From the humble menu du jour, to Michelin-star gastronomie, there is a restaurant or brasserie for everyone and all budgets in France

The French star, who plays a wannabe actress hiding out in Devon with her boyfriend in The Drifters, talks about growing up in Paris, her favourite holiday spots in France and gatecrashing casting calls

Richard Cole’s new book features the beautiful villages of the Isère department, where he has a studio

Quality of life and work-life balance score highly for expats in France but they’re not so keen on the language barrier, says a new global survey

A Brit shares his experiences of applying for a VLS-TS visa, the first step in obtaining residency in France

A new show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London features work created by the British artist at his home in Normandy

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter has already enjoyed some Eurovision success

Laura Harley has some frugal suggestions for ways to make your new home more homely

A passion for France and all things French – especially the food – prompted Andrew Prior to move from Melbourne to Paris before swapping city life for the Vienne countryside during lockdown

As May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, David Buttery discusses Napoleonic sites in Paris and the ways the emperor changed the city

Try this flavourful baked salmon dish with charred asparagus from the cookbook Bisous & Brioche: Classic French Recipes and Family Favourites from a Life in France

Use these expressions and show off your language and your maths skills at the same time

A sprig of ‘le muguet’ is traditionally given to loved ones to bring good fortune for the year ahead

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