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We often have features that cover a wide area (such as our series on Architecture) or look at towns and areas further afield which you may like to visit. You can find all thes features here...

 

The Citroen DS - stylishly sixty

The Citroen DS - stylishly sixty

Sixty years ago Citroën’s revolutionary DS was launched. We celebrate a quintessential French style icon – and the official lap-of-honour car at Angoulême’s Circuit des Remparts...

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Living Architecture: Making an Entrance - all about doors

Living Architecture: Making an Entrance - all about doors

If the windows are the eyes of a building then doors are the mouth – or is it the nose? Either way, over the years they’ve become a fascinating design opportunity.

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The Rail Thing - railway journeys to remember

The Rail Thing - railway journeys to remember

You don’t have to spend your life going on great railway journeys to be passionate about trains - for many of us it’s in our blood.

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Making it write...tips from author Julia Stagg

Making it write...tips from author Julia Stagg

In preparation for our writing competition, we asked best-selling author Julia Stagg for her advice on putting pen to paper for the first time…

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Living Architecture: Gothic Novel

Living Architecture: Gothic Novel

If you’ve ever gazed in awe at a lofty medieval church or cathedral interior and wondered how it can possibly remain upright, wonder no more...

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Freewheeling in SW France - cycle routes not to miss!

Freewheeling in SW France - cycle routes not to miss!

Here in SW France we’re blessed with country roads and dedicated cycle paths just perfect for day rides and weekend cycling. Lynette Eyb has some ideas to get you started…

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Living Architecture - Windows and shutters

Living Architecture - Windows and shutters

So far we’ve looked at why the basic structures of our traditional homes look the way they do. We now turn our thoughts to windows & shutters, which not only keep things dry and secure, but can also add a touch of style.

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Living Architecture: Supporting Cast - architectural ironwork

Living Architecture: Supporting Cast - architectural ironwork

What do you give the building which has everything? Simple: the finishing touches which make things not only liveable, but more interesting, too.

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Living Architecture - the roof over our head

Living Architecture - the roof over our head

A sound roof over our head is something we all need, and a traditional-looking one can be a thing of beauty – but how it’s constructed will vary, according to the style of what lies beneath it, and where you happen to live.

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Living Architecture - the look

Living Architecture - the look

However appealing we might now find it, the way a place looks can actually owe as much to solid, down-to-earth practicalities as to any aesthetic considerations...

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