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10 discoveries about life in France from Living France's April issue

PUBLISHED: 09:54 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:00 13 March 2019

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

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

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In the April 2019 issue of Living France you can find out how the French job market works, how to make the most of French car boot sales, and hear more inspirational stories from those who are living the dream

An 80-tree walnut orchardAn 80-tree walnut orchard

1. Salaried staff in France have the legal right to ignore office emails outside of work hours

Meet Iréna and Chris Ball who move to Charente for a slower pace of life and better work-life balance and found themselves the owners of a walnut orchard.

2. In France, 1 April is the day of the poission d’avril

Children will stick paper fish on others backs for fun. Find out was else is happening around France in April on our events pages.

Charley and Calum moved to Creuse for a lifestyle change (c) Charley TyslerCharley and Calum moved to Creuse for a lifestyle change (c) Charley Tysler

3. Creuse is one of the cheapest departments in France

Discover what it is like to live in the tranquil department of Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

4. Home education can give families freedom

That is according to Amy Jones who is home educating her children as they take a family gap year in France.

Vitre in Ille-et-Vilaine © Noe C. photography / Getty ImagesVitre in Ille-et-Vilaine © Noe C. photography / Getty Images

5. French organisation Villes et Villages Fleuris is in its 60th year

We explore a few of the towns that have recently achieved the coveted four-flower status.

6. Painted furniture actually improves with sunlight

Get some interiors inspiration from this month’s à la maison feature in Mougins.

The Grand Braderie de Lille is the largest flea market in Europe (c) StudioGrandOuestThe Grand Braderie de Lille is the largest flea market in Europe (c) StudioGrandOuest

7. Individuals are only permitted to be a seller in two vide-greniers a year

Whether you are buying or selling, we have all you need to know to make the most of France’s car-boot sale equivalent.

8. Château Mouton-Rothschild is a Bordeaux wine, “or as the British call it a Claret”

Wine expert, Richard Hemming discusses James Bond’s choice wine.

Find out how the French job market works (c) Richard Villalon / Getty ImagesFind out how the French job market works (c) Richard Villalon / Getty Images

9. The French are advocates of the short CV

Our guide this month is all about finding a job in France.

10. The English word ‘sabotage’ originated from the French word sabot, meaning a wooden clog

Find out how the two words relate and have a go at this month’s puzzles on our language pages.

If you want to read and learn more about life in France you can buy the March 2019 issue of Living France here.

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