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October in the South of France

The summer sun and colours are what draw the crowds to the south of France but it’s also lovely with plenty to see and admire ...
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A taste of Garlic and of real life in France

In the far south of France just before the Spanish border where the Pyrénées mountains tail off dramatically into the sea is Collioure. A beautiful ...
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Toulouse, France – in the pink

Locals lovingly call Toulouse ‘The Pink City’. Actually, the ubiquitous bricks of it’s classic facades are more like orange in colour but, hey, let’s not ...
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A whole Lot of Lavender Love in France

Suzie Dick, a ballet teacher and silk painter talks about her love of lavender and how it led her and her husband Ian from New ...
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Best of Gascony in the summer

Summer in Gascony is a time of sunshine, blue skies and joie de vivre as the good life is celebrated in towns and villages throughout ...
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French Lavender in the Lot

Expats Ian and Suzie Dick own Lavande de Lherm farm in Midi-Pyrénées, south west France, Janine Marsh investigates their Lavender life in the Lot… Ian ...
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Gascony à la carte

Anne-France de Castelbajac-Anderson talks to Janine Marsh about her historic French family which can trace its history back to the days of the crusades, chateaux, ...
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The other South of France – Languedoc-Roussillon

Expat in France, Honor Marks talks about life in the Languedoc Roussillon region, a central area of the south of France stretching from the Rhone valley ...
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Laid-back in Languedoc | Herault, the French Riviera’s chill out zone

France’s fabled Riviera is a wondrous place – the time-honoured playground of the rich and famous – but summertime’s crush can turn it into a ...
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Top 5 hiking trails in the Pyrénées

Every year, intrepid travellers from across the globe flock to the southwest of France to tackle the majestic Pyrénées. Excellent footpaths and a temperate climate create ...
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