March 4 2015 Latest news:
The English call it French toast, but eggy bread fried in butter is an all-day treat in any language, says Rosa Jackson
Vicky Leigh meets an expat British couple swapping the Middle East for Mayenne
Discover some of the major events happening in France in March 2015, including a half-marathon in Paris, carnivals in Bordeaux and Strasbourg, concerts in the Alps and reduced cinema tickets across France
After much discussion France’s National Assembly has voted to reduce France’s 22 administrative regions to 13. We ask the experts what effect this will have on property buyers in France
Ever wondered how a French maire is elected and what exactly it is that they do? Ian Blackshaw lifts the lid on the life of that local stalwart of village life en France
From bargain hostels to luxury hotels, follow our essential guide for your perfect stay in Paris
Continuing his journey along France’s northern coastline, Ben Palfreyman falls for 4 more ports that offer plenty for the French property hunter
Try a taste of Normandy with this recipe for the creamy chicken and apple dish poulet Vallée d’Auge
Charente-Maritime residents Sue and Simon Paine converted their barns into luxury gîtes and now welcome visitors from around the world
I dedicate this week’s Joy of Essex to Paris and to France. This in spite of, rather than because of, last week’s ghastly events. I’m very fond of France and always imagined that if I ever did anything to upset England then France would probably be my first choice of exile.
In the new February 2015 issue of Living France we explore Finistère in Brittany, meet a couple living on France’s canals and share the essential guide to banking in France
Putting on the style doesn’t have to break the bank - here is our guide to 25 top accomodation choices across France
Heading off in search of adventure, Genine and Colin James went on a road trip around France, before falling in love with the market towns of historic Gascony
From rummaging for vintage wares to quaffing wine in cellars, discovering Paris on a themed tour can offer insights into many local delights, as Zoë McIntyre discovers
Franco-British couple Vincent Caplier and Peter Clark run an eco-friendly B&B in Picardy. We find out how they made their home environmentally responsible
Our expert Matthew Cameron reveals the planning permission rules you need to know before starting a renovation project in France and explains how you can obtain permission
Traditional stone house in an idyllic country setting easy access to coast and chateau market towns
Arriving on France’s north-western shores, Ben Palfreyman sets off to explore the attractions and property of four major ports
From bargains buys to cutting-edge culture, find out about the top 10 things to do during a trip to Paris in 2015
Enter our competition to win a copy of Jane Jennings’ Nothing Like a Dream
Learn all about the origins of these top French Christmas tipples
I like the new Christmas ad from Sainbury’s: there, I’ve said it.
As a soldier fighting on Juno beach during the D-Day landings, John Jeffrey did his bit for his country.
I KNOW that we, the local ratepayers, are supposed to have some say in how the town develops (who can believe that is true anymore?) but how can our lords and masters on North Somerset Council (NSC) suddenly spring on us a plan to move a significant Weston College development onto the area immediately behind the Winter Gardens?