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13 reasons to buy the December 2017 issue of Living France

PUBLISHED: 09:06 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:00 22 November 2017

The December 2017 issue of Living France is out now!

The December 2017 issue of Living France is out now!

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The December 2017 issue of Living France is out now! Here are 13 reasons why you should pick up a copy…

Enjoying life in the slow lane in Gers... Enjoying life in the slow lane in Gers...

1. Discover what it’s like to live in Gers

With rolling fields of sunflowers, vineyards and pastures dotted with quaint villages, Gers offers a slow and gentle pace of life

2. Find out how to learn to drive in France

The process for learning to drive in France has changed over the years. We cover what has changed and outline what you need to do to take and pass the test

Nancy in Lorraine celebrates La Fête de Saint Nicolas(c)Ville de Nancy Nancy in Lorraine celebrates La Fête de Saint Nicolas(c)Ville de Nancy

3. Get into the Christmas spirit

We explore four places in France that really make the most of the festive season with special festivals, events and traditions and find out what it’s like to live there all year round

4. Expert advice

This month, we ask if expats need both English and French wills, plus there’s expert advice on tax residency, schooling for children and starting a garden in France

We talk to three expats tapping into the well-being trend in France We talk to three expats tapping into the well-being trend in France

5. Meet expats running well-being retreats

It’s not all about eating cheese and drinking wine, as these expats in France who are running yoga retreats and healthy holidays tell us

We have lots of gift ideas for your list to Père Noël, like these notebooks from Rifle Paper Co We have lots of gift ideas for your list to Père Noël, like these notebooks from Rifle Paper Co

6. Get ideas for Christmas shopping!

Don’t know what to get the Francophile who has everything? We have some great ideas, from these gorgeous Paris-inspired notebooks to cute cheese knives!

This light festival is a first for the village of Gaillac in Tarn (c) lantern industry group This light festival is a first for the village of Gaillac in Tarn (c) lantern industry group

7. Find out what’s happening in France this month

We update you on all the goings on in France, plus we highlights the best dates and events for the month of December, including this show-stopping light festival in Tarn

8. Meet a couple making wine in Bordeaux

Read how one couple’s dream of becoming winemakers in France came true when they bought a neglected property with vineyards near Bordeaux

Prepare to get serious house envy in this month's issue of Living France Prepare to get serious house envy in this month's issue of Living France

9. See inside this home in Haute-Savoie

This 350-year-old barn in Haute-Savoie is even more gorgeous on the inside. Plus, the owners, Su and Andrew Lyell have decorated it for Christmas!

10. Learn how to make a Christmas wreath

Whether as a gift, or a traditional decoration, it’s very easy (and cheap) to make this festive essential yourself, as our gardener Sue Bradley explains

See this and lots more properties for sale in the December issue of Living France! See this and lots more properties for sale in the December issue of Living France!

11. Have a good nosy at properties for sale

From chocolate-box cottages to a restored château in Gers and farmhouses to half-timbered homes in Normandy, you’ll love our round-up of properties for sale in France

12. Get advice on renovating a property

Transforming a property in France is something many of us want to do, although it’s harder than it looks. But two Languedoc-based couples tell us why it’s worth all the hard work

13. Get clued up on currency transfers

Are you transferring money to France or vice versa? Our expert explains the process for those who need to convert pounds to euros and move money across the Channel

You can buy the December 2017 issue of Living France here

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