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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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The flamboyant church of Caudebec-en-Caux was described as

Pays de Caux, Upper Normandy

The white cliffs of the Pays de Caux are an iconic image of northern France, and the area is a favourite among artists, hikers and horseriders alike, as Carolyn Reynier discovers

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Bernard Jordan showed true D-Day spirit by getting to the ceremonies by hook or by crook. Photo: Gracewell Healthcare / PA

Opinion: D-Day veteran Bernard Jordan and his ilk are the real heroes, not overpaid footballers

D-Day veteran Bernard Jordan became a hero again, 70 years after he returned from the Normandy landings.

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Sue and Andy outside their home in Charente-Maritime

Starting a new life in Charente-Maritime

Sue Aitken and her partner Andy Mackay have found happiness with a new life and business venture in Charente-Maritime, as Deborah Curtis finds out

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The Norfolk veterans take time out from their official pilgrimage in Normandy to show their joy at being able to return to Sword Beach for pleasure. From left, Peter Hemp, Ernie Chambers, David Woodrow, John Utting, and Norman Taylor. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery: D-Day heroes’ return is tinged with both pride and poignancy

The March to 70 has reached the last post – Norfolk’s D-Day heroes are back on home soil today with memories to last them a lifetime.

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Disappointed at no commemoration for D Day landings

Friday June 6 was the 70th anniversary of Operation Overload, the allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944.

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Norfolk veteran, and former EDP photographer Norman Taylor, pays his respects at the grave of Pte Brian Tuck, 18, from Warham. Pte Tuck's elderly sister asked the EDP to visit the grave at the Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery. Picture: Denise Bradley

Little piece of Norfolk shows a sister’s love

It is a relationship on which the clock stopped 70 years ago.

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The Norfolk veterans visit Hottot-les-Bagues Cemetery, for a service. Picture: Denise Bradley

Video: D-Day comrades say one last farewell to their Normandy war hero

He was the Norwich soldier who ignored heavy shelling in order to make the Normandy beaches safe for his comrades, the Barnardo’s Boy who found a family among the soldiers he battled to protect. STACIA BRIGGS joined the Norwich and District Normandy Veterans as they laid Ernie Mears to rest.

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Peter Handford with diary and cigarette case, complete with bullet hole,  from D-Day

D-Day: ‘It was pure luck whether you died or not’

Andrew Clarke remembers his conversations with late friend Peter Handford about an amazing near-death experience just after Peter left bullet-riddled Sword Beach

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The D-Day landings in Normandy.

D-Day: How East Anglia helped fool Hitler

East Anglia had a major role in throwing the Nazis off the scent in the months before D-Day, with fake wireless broadcasts, grass treated to make pretend tank-tracks and the New Forest turned into a fictional corner of Suffolk.

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Norfolk Veterans with some poppies. From left, David Woodrow, Alan King, Neville Howell, and 
Jack Woods. Picture: Denise Bradley

Video: Surviving regiment men revisit scene of their bloodiest battle

The Royal Norfolks visited the scene of their bloodiest battle on D-Day to remember those who didn’t return and those who came home but are no longer with us. STACIA BRIGGS and DENISE BRADLEY were with them.

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Remembering D-Day.
Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration of the 70th anniversary at St Georges Park in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Photo gallery: Hundreds mark 70th anniversary of D-Day in Great Yarmouth

As the hazy evening sun dipped below the tree line in Great Yarmouth, hundreds of people turned out in St George’s Park to remember those who had served on The Longest Day.

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Allied troops wade ashore in Normandy on D-Day: June 6, 1944.

D-Day: The Suffolks’ longest day

D-Day occupies a major chapter in the history of The Suffolk Regiment – its soldiers faced one of the most fortified positions on the Normandy coast.

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D-Day service for Normandy Veterans at Norwich War Memorial. Photo: Steve Adams

Gallery: How Norwich remembered the D-Day Normandy landings

Hundreds of people gathered in Norwich to mark the 70th anniversary of the landings at a service of remembrance and commemoration.

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