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Mick and Carole Williams live in the coastal city of La Rochelle, just across the water from their holiday let in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, one of the oldest villages on the idyllic Île de Ré

Kim Reeves moved to Castelmoron-sur-Lot in south-west France nearly 20 years ago to transform an 18th-century farmhouse, Domaine de Rambeau, which she runs as a B&B and gîte with her French husband Christian

France has beautiful villages and remarkable gardens in abundance, but which beautiful French villages also have remarkable gardens? Ruth Wood presents a magnificent seven

Dordogne’s neighbour Lot-et-Garonne is a fantastic place to buy a French home, says Julie Savill as she reveals her top six places

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

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

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

An uncompromisingly practical approach to owning a home in France has led to a wonderful retreat for Anne-Marie Smith and her family, and a successful business venture too

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

With an average property price of just €62,400, we’re putting a spotlight on France’s most affordable department and what your money could get you.

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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