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11 discoveries about life in France from Living France’s March issue

PUBLISHED: 08:57 13 February 2019

The March 2019 issue of Living France magazine is on sale now

The March 2019 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 11 things we learned about life in France in our March issue:

Manche is home to the remarkable Mont-St-Michel (c) DaLiu / Getty ImagesManche is home to the remarkable Mont-St-Michel (c) DaLiu / Getty Images

1. Manche is affordable and offers great quality of life

We explore the northern French department, get a local’s and an estate agent’s view of Manche, and roundup properties for sale in the area.

2. Haut-Brion has a reputation as one of the best wine producers in the world

Read Richard Hemming’s latest wine column. Plus we have a recipe for baby leek galettes with goat’s cheese and wild garlic.

3. You should start researching removals companies three months before you move to France

Kate McNally has her guide to removals and a handy timeline of what you need to do in the rundown to moving day.

Lyon has been rated number one student city by l’Etudiant (c) Frederic Prochasson / Getty ImagesLyon has been rated number one student city by l’Etudiant (c) Frederic Prochasson / Getty Images

4. Lyon has been rated as the number one student city in France

We take a look at the top 15 and what makes each one a great place to study.

5. Some of the best renovations preserve the property’s history and features

Find out how the owners of a cider press, a watermill, and a convent school each gave their properties a new lease of life.

6. The word etiquette originated in the French court of Louis XIV at Versailles

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American style cake baking is a novelty in Paris (c) encrier / Getty ImagesAmerican style cake baking is a novelty in Paris (c) encrier / Getty Images

7. American style cakes have gone down a storm in Paris

We meet baking sensation Frank Barron who has made a name for himself as @cakeboyparis.

8. You can register a French speaking friend as an ‘ami de confiance’ in France who can receive medical information of your behalf

Becky Slack explains your healthcare options if you move to France with a pre-existing medical condition or if you are diagnosed once there.

9. When hiring surveyors and architects in France it is important to check their insurance status

Find out why it is a good idea to carry out a pre-purchase survey on your potential French home.

Open up P85 of Living France to see our detailed route map for flights to France (c) kafl / Getty ImagesOpen up P85 of Living France to see our detailed route map for flights to France (c) kafl / Getty Images

10. New flight routes to Montpellier and Rodez will run this summer

We have this month’s round up of the news, reviews, events and travel news around France.

11. Channelling your inner Basil Fawlty can have surprisingly positive results

In his latest column, Ian Moore discusses embracing his stereotypical Britishness.

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