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Wallis Simpson's royal holiday home

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For almost two decades, a house in the French countryside just outside of Paris was the retreat of Britain's former King Edward VIII and his forbidden American bride.

After the abdication crisis in 1936 the newly named Duke and Duchess of Windsor spent most of their lives living in exile in Paris but they spent weekends and summers at The Moulin at Gif-sur-Yvette.

It has just been renovated and has opened as an up-market holiday home. Sylvia Smith went to take a look around.

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