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10 tips for running a gîte

British expat and gîte owner Tom Reilly shares his 10 top tips for running a gîte

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Tom Reilly and David Streets with Sid and Saffy © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

Gîte renovation in Normandy

Find out how one British couple transformed their Normandy farmhouse into an attractive gîte

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Things to do in Bakewell

Explore a little further afield, there’s lots to be found just a short distance away in neighbouring Derbyshire.

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French delicacies demystified

Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted

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What’s all the fosse? A guide to septic tanks

The fosse septique is one of those less glamorous intricacies of French life that could take you unawares. Mary Hall explains how to prepare for buying homes with a septic tank

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Accommodation review: Les Petits Matins Bleus, Normandy

Relax and unwind in this rural dream in tranquil Normandy

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Deauville Film Festival © Festival de Deauville

September: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France in September

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Bert Sheffield on Dino with owner Eve Little at Houghton Hall. Picture: Rob Morris.

GALLERY: March Knights End Equestrian Dino chosen by Canadian para rider Roberta Sheffield for World Equestrian Games

A horse which is owned and trained at an equestrian centre in March will take part in the world’s most prestigious equestrian event.

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La plage du Moulleau, Bassin d'Arcachon. Gironde

France’s top beaches

Karen Tait picks out eight of France’s best beaches, ideal for holidaymakers and househunters

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Ron Arnold has been awarded a French honour called the Legion D'Honneur which is rarely bestowed upon non-French nationals.

Romford D-Day veteran awarded Legion d’Honneur

A D-Day hero has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the French government.

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The Thiepval Memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, © Fotolia

World War I: Journey of remembrance

Cycling along the length of the Western Front, Paul Lamarra tried to come to terms with the scale and horror of World War I

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Barfleur harbour, © Fotolia

Village life: The beauty from within

The Normandy village of Barfleur has a rich maritime heritage, as Paul Lamarra discovers during a visit to the harbourside community

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Paris Plages © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer : Marc Bertrand

August: events in France

Find out some of the events happening in France this August

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Interview with an estate agent in northern France

Edward Lazarus of Domus Abroad shares his view of the property market across the northern half of France

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David Lebovitz shopping at his local market in Paris © Ed Anderson

Food writer David Lebovitz on life in Paris

Food writer, blogger and Paris resident David Lebovitz scratches below the surface of the city’s culinary scene to share stories and recipes in his latest book, as Anna McKittrick discovers

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The medieval Château Suscinio near Morbihan, Brittany

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part One

Some of our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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The picturesque town of Monthermé in the Ardennes département, © Dreamstime

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part Two

Our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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The vineyards at Domaine Brana in Col de Ronceveaux, © Jacques Sierpinski

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part Five

Our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds in France

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Thanks for help with D-Day 2014

Regarding the D-Day parade and service at Phear Park, Exmouth, on June 8, may I through your well-read pages thank the many people who made our 70th anniversary service so successful?

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Classic cars on the village green at Friston for the Classics on the Green event

Friston: Hundreds of vintage vehicles expected for Classics on the Green event

Hundreds of vintage vehicle enthusiasts are expected to travel from far and wide to display their classic cars and bikes on a village green in east Suffolk next week.

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Business of the Month: Le Clos de la Barre, Normandy

Just inland from the Normandy beaches, Rachel Johnston unearths a special B&B

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Sizzling summer reads

Explore different areas of France in fact and fiction as Peter Stewart recommends the best holiday stories

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Letters, June 20 2014

Britain has always been respected and admired for its fair play, perhaps this is why we come out on top in great times of strife. But if you enter the corridors of our Town Hall you will meet the Great Yarmouth version of democracy and fair play which is just a little different.

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