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10 discoveries about life in France from Living France’s November issue

PUBLISHED: 09:04 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:04 24 October 2018

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

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

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At Living France we aim to bring you useful insight into life in France to help and inspire you to live the life you have always dreamed of. Here are ten things we learned about life in France in our November issue:

Chloe and Simon recently bought La Roseraie which will be converted into gitesChloe and Simon recently bought La Roseraie which will be converted into gites

Following your dream can take you to unexpected places

Young couple, Simon Robinson and Chloe Tuner ended up buying a first home in Charente after struggling to get on the property ladder in the UK.

Moving to France doesn’t mean leaving your favourite festivals behind

Many expats are keeping up their home nations’ traditions in France. We hear from people celebrating Bonfire night, Thanksgiving and Burns Night.

School uniforms would be a good idea in France according to 68% of voters on Living France’s Twitter

Find out what other Living France readers think about life in France. We share your letters, photos and social media comments.

The Nez de Jobourg in Normandy (c) unterwegs-reiseblog.de / GettyImagesThe Nez de Jobourg in Normandy (c) unterwegs-reiseblog.de / GettyImages

The caves at Jobourg, Manche were supposedly once home to a child-eating dragon

Towns across France have magical pasts. We explore the mythical histories of the departments Gers, Manche, Bouches-du-Rhône and Finistère.

There are 133 control checks in a French MOT

This month Kate McNally gives her guide to driving in France, and tells us what paperwork and equipment we need for a smooth safe journey.

Some garden centres sell packets of fleurs de campagne seeds that are specially selected to be bee and butterfly-friendly

In our November Q&A. our experts share advice on cycling, opening a bank account and creating a bee-friendly garden.

Asnieres-sur-Vegre, SartheAsnieres-sur-Vegre, Sarthe

Le Mans, Sarthe is the birthplace of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king of England

Sarthe has historic towns, magnificent abbeys and spectacular rivers, and the city of Le Mans at its centre. Find out more about Sarthe, what it is like to live there and what kind of properties are on offer in the department.

Forward contracts can be used to set a currency transfer rate in advance

With Brexit drawing closer and bringing possible market volatility, Chris Saint looks at forward contracts – advantages, disadvantages, how they work, and when to use them.

Prime Minister Édouard Philippe wants to triple the amount of people cycling to work in France by 2024

We round up the stories that have been making headlines around France including travel and property news.

View of the Feelys� vineyard in south west FranceView of the Feelys� vineyard in south west France

13% of vineyards in Bergerac are organic

Learn how Caro and Sean Feely achieved their long-held ambition to make their own wine in Dordogne and why they find it rewarding to farm organically.

Investing in a property to rent out can be a way to generate extra income

In her penultimate column for Living France, Fiona Flint talks about renting out her flat in her local ski resort.

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