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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

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

Not only is the property they ultimately bought a world away from Rebecca Randall and husband Greg’s original brief, they’re not even sure how they chose France in the first place, but they couldn’t be happier that they did

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