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Brittany

Beloved by expats, locals and tourists alike, Finistère is home to some beautiful towns brimming with Breton culture. Here's our top 10.

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

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

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

To mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day Landings, we look at six fabulous French homes with stories to tell from the Second World War

Inland Brittany has beautiful rivers, lakes, forests, mini mountains and megaliths - not to mention some of the cheapest property prices in France

Bev and Warren Smith bought a property in Morbihan that once formed part of a cluster of farmsteads and they have converted a number of the buildings, including an old cider press, into gîtes

A dramatic gulf has opened up between the urban and rural property markets in France as growing numbers of people seek jobs in the cities

Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, France's different climate zones affect the weather you're like to weather, whether you like it or not, finds Ruth Wood

Some people move to France because they fall for a local, or fall for a house; artist Melissa Ferreira came to teach a six-week art course in Pont-Aven, Finistère and fell for the town and its people

Visit three coastlines in two days with a trip to the northern, western and southern reaches of Finistère, Brittany's answer to Land's End.

Ruth Wood looks at the French property hotspots where British buyers search for their dream home

Legends, myths and stories abound in French culture and not all of them are pleasant. In the run-up to Halloween, we take a look at some of the more frightening legendary beasts and monsters of French folklore.

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