9 discoveries about life in France from Living France’s February issue

PUBLISHED: 09:23 14 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:32 14 January 2020

New February issue out 15 January 2020

New February issue out 15 January 2020

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In the February 2020 issue of Living France we explore Côte-d’Or and the Burgundy wine heritage. We celebrate Valentine’s day with some heart-warming love stories and learn about some warming winter dishes. Plus meet expats who have set up yoga retreats and a golf course in France

Explore Burgundy (c) Leonid Andronov / Getty ImagesExplore Burgundy (c) Leonid Andronov / Getty Images

1. Côte-d'Or capital Dijon has wonderful examples of Gothic and Renaissance architectures and a thriving independent shopping and café scene

Explore Côte-d'Or, learn about Burgundy's wine heritage and find out what kind of properties are on offer in the area.

2. The French village of St-Valentin is decorated with roses and hearts for Valentine's Day

This February we have stories from six couples who found love in France including a couple who met on Tinder in their 50s.

3. Renewable energy is set to overtake nuclear in France by 2027

We have the stories from France that have been making headlines, plus the latest reviews, travel news and dates for your diary.

Find a new balance in France (c) Lizzie Mapstone / frenchyogaretreat.comFind a new balance in France (c) Lizzie Mapstone / frenchyogaretreat.com

4. Yoga classes can provide year round business in France

Read how a former professional dancer now runs yoga retreats and classes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

5. There are different routes to self-employment depending on your chosen activity

Our guide this month looks at the rules and regulations of freelancing in France and we take a closer look at the steps if you want to register as a micro-entrepreneur.

6. Golf first came to France in 1856

Learn how a former city trader opened a mini-golf course in Hossegor.

Take a winter food tour with us (c) nobtis / Getty ImagesTake a winter food tour with us (c) nobtis / Getty Images

7. Daube de boeuf is a favourite Sunday lunch in the French Alps

Take a winter food tour of France and discover some hearty dishes and regional specialities.

8. You can cook on top of a wood-burning fire

Columnist Laura Harley takes a look at some clever ways to keep heating bills under control in France.

9. Understanding French acronyms can be like learning a whole new language

Madeline Aveson-Gruber navigates from CPAM to SPANC and explains what confusing French acronyms actually mean.

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

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