December 20 2014 Latest news:
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?
This year’s Remembrance Day on November 11 and the Poppy Day Appeal for the Royal British Legion marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We still wear the bright red poppies of the Fields of Flanders to remember the fallen a century ago and from every war since. But many today question why we should commemorate warefare at all. To some, like Rob Ferguson of the Newham Stop the War Coalition, it marks senseless slaughter on the battlefield. But for others, like Dr Stephen Clarke of the Royal British Legion, Remembrance honours the fallen and supports those who have lost their loved ones or those who fought for their country and returned invalided...
This mainstay of French seaside holidays is simple to prepare at home, says Rosa Jackson
Discover some of the major events happening in France in November 2014
British expat and gîte owner Tom Reilly shares his 10 top tips for running a gîte
Find out how one British couple transformed their Normandy farmhouse into an attractive gîte
Explore a little further afield, there’s lots to be found just a short distance away in neighbouring Derbyshire.
Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted
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
Relax and unwind in this rural dream in tranquil Normandy
Find out some of the events happening in France in September
A horse which is owned and trained at an equestrian centre in March will take part in the world’s most prestigious equestrian event.
Karen Tait picks out eight of France’s best beaches, ideal for holidaymakers and househunters
I was just thinking...
A D-Day hero has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the French government.