DAILY Telegraph columnist Michael Wright left behind his career as a theatre critic in London to head to the Limousin, deep in the heart of France.
In this podcast Michael tells us about the pleasures of life in France, why he left the media world behind and gives us a sneaky peek into the book he has written that is due out next year.
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THE French government has announced a number of new measures which it hopes will encourage working women to have more babies.
Prime Minister Dominic de Villepin said at a conference hosted by the Union Nationale des Associations Familiales (UNAF) more will be done to help growing families.
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IT was the first mild day of spring after the long cold spell, when we drove round the lane, up to the Trappist community of nuns, Notre Dame de Bonne Espérance (Our Lady of Good Hope), writes Gemma Driver.
The sun was shining, the sky bright blue, and the impressive buildings of the Abbey shone white.
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THE French government is set to announce a number of incentives to encourage more women to have babies, in particular those who have pursued a career.
Plans to offer payments of up to €1,000 a month to mothers and other benefits are to be discussed at a conference.
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IF you have ever stood in front of a row of wine bottles and wondered how to read the different labels, then today's podcast is for you.
Listen to Jean-Marc's hints and tips on what to look out for and please feel free to leave any comments at the end of this article.
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ONE of the best ways to get a taste of real French life is to spend an evening in a small restaurant.
You can’t beat trying out something new and different alongside a glass or two of wine, but some people may feel a little uncomfortable about visiting a place.
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