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Home from Home - our guide to house-sitting

Home from Home - our guide to house-sitting

As the holiday season nears, have you wondered about inviting a house sitter to look after your home or considered becoming one yourself? Helen Millar sets out to investigate the pros and cons of just such a relationship…

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Zena Sabestini - helps to run LIFT (Ladies in France Together)

Zena Sabestini - helps to run LIFT (Ladies in France Together)

Zena Sabestini 37 and her husband Mark live in Chanteloup with their two children Louis and Sophia, where they run a successful renovation and
construction business. She has just started to work with Leggett’s Immobilier and in her spare time she helps to run LIFT – Ladies in France Together...

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Steve Meader - Accommodation Manager at Domaine de Dienné

Steve Meader - Accommodation Manager at Domaine de Dienné

Steve Meader, 40, is an Accommodation Manager at Domaine de Dienné, a popular tourist attraction near Poitiers. He lives with his French wife Aurélie and their two boys Lucas, aged 6, and Raphael who will be 2 this year...

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The road to freedom - Claude Bonnier's story

The road to freedom - Claude Bonnier's story

One of the region’s major routes is dedicated to an extraordinary man who gave his life to save France from the tyranny of Nazi Germany... 

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Relooking - Christmas with Hege

Relooking - Christmas with Hege

Transforming your home for Christmas and the New Year can challenge both your creativity and your pocket, so we asked one of our favourite stylists for her take on things. Hege Morris gives some insight into how she achieves The Look, and how you can do the same... 

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Fancy a Brew in La Rochelle?

Fancy a Brew in La Rochelle?

The French aren’t renowned tea drinkers but one woman is doing her best to extol its virtues. Meet Sandrine Devide, self-confessed tea lover and one of La Rochelle’s award-winning entrepreneurs.

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Cooking with Christopher Coutanceau

Cooking with Christopher Coutanceau

At the renowned Richard and Christopher restaurant in La Rochelle you'll be treated to the gastronomic talents of chef Christopher Coutanceau and sommelier Nicolas Brossard.

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Cooking with Richard Toix

Cooking with Richard Toix

Guest chef Richard Toix brings us three delicious recipes to try from his Michelin star restaurant ‘Passions et Gourmandises’

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Meet Francis Lucquiaud

Meet Francis Lucquiaud

In a land where people live to eat, rather than eating to live, gastronomic genius Francis Lucquiaud has always walked tall among his fellow professionals...

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