Country Life June 22 2016

This week, Country Life June 22, is our stunning France issue, where we celebrate everything we love about our neighbour across the Channel. This week we visit a stunning Chateau in the Vendée, and find out the best times to visit each of our favourite areas in France. Plus much more.

** Jaguar’s all-wheel-drive F-type is not only stylish, but also perfect for fishing, reveals Charles Rangeley-Wilson

** Whimsical creativity has created charming results at the Château du Rivau in Chinon, France, finds Jacky Hobbs

** The Rennaissance delights of Château de Terre-Neuve in the Vendée actually date from the 19th century, as John Goodall explains

** Joe Gibbs travels to North Ronaldsay to find out about the efforts to save the seaweed-eating sheep of Orkney

** Arabella Youens presents the essential French events for your diary as well as beautiful houses to buy in France

* *British lavender: Forget Provence, British growers are enjoying a purple patch, too. Jane Wheatley reports

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