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200 June 2019 (PDF)
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European Elections

A good night for Europe but also for Brexiteers

Low-cost post option blamed for postal vote delays

OPINION: People across bloc must see their destinies lie together 

Britons ‘should have known Leave date could be pushed back’

Training course on the impact of Brexit for Britons in France

Brexit - The real-life comedy

No-deal Brexit looms following PM Theresa May's resignation

Cartes de séjour hope for British family told to leave France

D-Day Special

D-Day hero remembers his mademoiselle from Armentières 

Parachute drop is the highlight of D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations in Normandy

Poignant D-Day events in France may be last for many veterans

Practical

Carte vitale card is to be replaced with an app 

How - and where - you can get free legal advice in France

Make sense of ... France's Puma healthcare system

Shortages of medicines putting patients at risk

The form you need to complete if your children are travelling outside France without you

Challenges in the French education system for the cleverest pupils

Breaking the dyslexia barrier with a smartphone app

New contrôle technique gives diesels a hard time

Has state reimbursement for hearing aids improved?

Will Britons still be able to travel in European Schengen zone after Brexit?

News

‘Bionic Showgirl’ dances in Crazy Horse cabaret

France faces a long summer of drought

Asian visitors boost tourism numbers in France

When in France, customers want to speak French 

Snakes on the plains - and what you need to do if you are bitten

France is to start medical cannabis trials this year

Teenagers demand urgent action to save environment 

British barbecuers challenged to put their skills to the test at French championship

Loving grandfather takes on a million-step challenge

Fundraising cyclist sets himself a 2019 target of 15,000kms

Green-fingered friends open five French gardens for charity

Meet the French rural garage owner who loves British cars 

Property

Now you can find out what was paid for any home in France in the past five years

What self-build dreamers need to know - by those who have done it...

City’s Baroque jewel is hidden behind a simple street facade

Property watch: Poitou-Charentes

How to learn language of bricolage

Cheaper mortgages make buying easier 

Neighbours angry as wall blocks sun

Comment

The super-shy immigrants to France who should be made welcome

European vote puts Macron on poll for 2022 re-election, but his future is far from rosy

The dangers of France's child-sharing custody system

When it comes to drinking, the French are real pros

Money

Mutuelles targeted to boost spending power 

Will charity pay tax on my gift if I make a bequest? 

Only 10% make wills in France

UK pension options should be reviewed for life in France 

Why second-hand cars are so expensive in France

Why 'dead cert' fonds en euros are no longer a good bet

Court wipes out solar panel loans over bank errors 

Am I insured if my dog bites someone?

Why you cannot renegotiate a prêt viager rate

The criteria for a reduction in taxe foncière

Features

100 years after World War One ended, soldiers still need a dignified burial

Dream coming true to build Sun King’s flagship

Artisan life and artistic loves of an ‘accidental’ glass blower 

Open Gardens: June in full bloom

What's On across France this month

INTERVIEW: At home with author Peter May

Food and Drink: The delicious taste of Provence 

In season: why artichokes are top of the crops in June

Second-hand is the new black - the fashion for jumble sales and vintage shops

Profile: George Sand - the unorthodox literary heroine 19th-century France needed

Victor Hugo's home is anything but Misérable 

Chateaux-filled Valley of the Kings marks France’s historic Renaissance links 

The remarkable independent history of an unassuming French village

The very particular modelling job created by a 19th-century journalist

+ French themed crosswords and quiz! + Readers' Letters 
+ 10 pages of businesses and tradespeople serving English-speakers in France

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