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13 reasons to buy the August 2018 issue of Living France

PUBLISHED: 09:03 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 04 July 2018

The August 2018 issue of Living France magazine is on sale now

The August 2018 issue of Living France magazine is on sale now

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The August 2018 issue of Living France is out now! Here are 13 reasons you should pick up a copy...

The old town in Boulogne-sur-Mer is the place to go for restaurants and bars © Janine MarshThe old town in Boulogne-sur-Mer is the place to go for restaurants and bars © Janine Marsh

1. Explore Pas-de-Calais

Discover all that this northern star has to offer, from sandy breaches and dramatic cliffs on the Opal Coast to lush valleys and bucolic countryside, plus see our round up of homes for sale in the area.

2. Advice for parents of bilingual children

Read about the challenges and rewards of raising bilingual children, and how to help them find their voice at their French school.

3. Improve your wine expertise

Find out why our expert Richard Hemming thinks Beaujolais is one of the most underpriced fine wines in France.

Table setting ready for a wedding breakfast ©Rowan Smith PhotographyTable setting ready for a wedding breakfast ©Rowan Smith Photography

4. Planning a wedding in France?

We meet three women in the business of weddings who share their experiences of helping couples tie the knot in France.

5. Choose your climate

France has a very varied geography. Our guide to the weather in different French regions can help you decide on the right area for you.

6. Find some renovation inspiration

Hear from an interior designer who recreated the freedom of her childhood when she bought and renovated a holiday home in Gers.

Swimming pool at a gîte complex in Charente © Jane HarveySwimming pool at a gîte complex in Charente © Jane Harvey

7. Meet the couple who took Shakespeare to Charente

Jane and Lee Harvey moved to France with their daughter in 2015, have since set up a gîte complex, and regularly play host to an open-air Shakespeare theatre company.

8. Learn all about French mortgages

There are a number of ways a French mortgage differs from one in the UK, and understanding these variations can help you avoid common pitfalls.

9. Get tips on securing your home

Following a few simple steps to protect your home from potential intruders can give you peace of mind, especially if you’re away for long period of time.

Sept Vallées countryside © Janine MarshSept Vallées countryside © Janine Marsh

10. Get a local’s view of the Sept Vallées

Find out why two history enthusiasts fell in love with the Sept Vallées countryside and Opal Coast beaches of Pas-de-Calais.

11. Test your French

Improve your vocabulary with our wordsearch and other fun French word games. Complete the crossword to be in with the chance of winning a 12-month subscription to Living France.

An Open Garden in Vienne presents a weeding challenge © Jackie and Len DeakinAn Open Garden in Vienne presents a weeding challenge © Jackie and Len Deakin

12. Keep up with the gardening

Our gardening expert Sue Bradley discovers an elegant white Japanese anemone, and shares a list of things to do in the garden this month, while Open Garden members Jackie and Len Deakin tackle a beast of a weeding challenge.

13. Fill out your calendar

We share our pick of the best events happening across France this August, including events in the Bay of Albigny, Lorient and La Gacilly.

What are you waiting for? You can buy the August 2018 issue of Living France here

Or, you can take out our great subscription offer and get the magazine delivered to your door every month!

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