From life in northern France to how bilingual children learn to read: 8 discoveries from the April issue of Living France

PUBLISHED: 12:56 10 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:06 10 March 2020

Get your copy of Living France April at buyamag.co.uk

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With real life stories and expert advice, here are 8 things we discovered about life in France from Living France’s April issue

Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region (c) Fortgens Photography / Getty ImagesLille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region (c) Fortgens Photography / Getty Images

1. Entrepreneurs, millennials and investors are moving to Nord to develop start-ups

There are many more reasons to move to northern France than just its transport links, as we explore in this issue.

2. French schools take a traditional approach to teaching children to read and write

Discover how literacy learning in French schools differs to the UK and what parents can do to support bilingual children as they learn.

Read Sheryl Mills' story on p32 of Living France April (c) Melissa RatonRead Sheryl Mills' story on p32 of Living France April (c) Melissa Raton

3. Books listing dates for all the vide-greniers and brocantes in your area are available to buy in French supermarkets

Read how one woman moved her antiques business from Herefordshire to rural Mayenne.

4. French chocolatiers make some very creative Easter treats

Our news and events pages cover the latest goings-on in France plus we look at some recent releases.

Read about Taste of Toulouse tours on p38 of Living France April (c) SerrNovik / Getty ImagesRead about Taste of Toulouse tours on p38 of Living France April (c) SerrNovik / Getty Images

5. French culture emphasises using seasonal produce in cooking

Hear from an American expat who now runs food tours to help people discover Toulouse's rich culinary heritage and produce.

6. The Poitou-Charente region is one of France's top lamb producers

Our food columnist discusses how to prepare an Easter feast with a French flavour.

Find out why Annecy has been named the best place to live in France (c) RayaHristova / Getty ImagesFind out why Annecy has been named the best place to live in France (c) RayaHristova / Getty Images

7. Annecy has been named best place to live in France by a recent study

We explore what the lakeside Haute-Savoie town has to offer and look at which other towns came out well in the study.

8. There are more ways than you may realise to save money in France

From switching bank accounts to apps that reward you with vouchers when you go for a run - our guide this month looks at way to reduce your monthly expenditure in France.

If you want to read and learn more about life in France you can buy the April 2020 issue of Living France here.

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