12 reasons to buy the October 2017 issue of Living France!

The October 2017 issue of Living France is on sale now!

The October 2017 issue of Living France is on sale now! - Credit: Archant

The October 2017 issue of Living France is out now. Here are 12 reasons why you should pick up a copy...

Conques is one of 10 plus beaux villages in Aveyron

Conques is one of 10 plus beaux villages in Aveyron - Credit: Archant

1. Discover what it’s like to live in Aveyron

With charming villages and glorious unspoilt countryside, Aveyron offers an idyllic escape from the pressures of modern-day life.

2. Find out about fostering in France

We talk to Seattle-born Natalie Trent who tells us about her experience fostering children in Aude and how to go about it.

The boulangerie is an essential part of daily life in France (c) Dreamstime

The boulangerie is an essential part of daily life in France (c) Dreamstime - Credit: Archant

3. Learn about the French high street

From the quintessential boulangerie to the bar-tabac and the cordonnerie, France’s independent shops play an essential part in daily life.

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4. Meet our new columnist

In the first of our new diary series, Scottish-born Fiona Flint reveals why she moved to Haute-Garonne and shares her tips for searching for a French property.

We explore some of France's favourite villages, including Kaysersberg in Alsace (c) Thinkstock

We explore some of France's favourite villages, including Kaysersberg in Alsace (c) Thinkstock - Credit: Archant

5. Read about village life

We take a look at the top five French villages as voted for by viewers of French TV programme Le village preféfé des Français and find that they’re all worthy winners.

6. Find out about the French transport system

Whether you’re travelling by road or rail, bus or bicycle, France has some of the best transport links in Europe. We take a look at the transport system and its key facts.

See indside this gorgeous Burgundy home in the October issue of Living France

See indside this gorgeous Burgundy home in the October issue of Living France - Credit: Archant

7. See inside this gorgeous home in Burgundy

Dennis Sherman and Eleanor Garvin run food and wine tours from their gorgeous home outside Beaune. Living France stayed for a weekend of wining and dining…

8. Learn about French law

What do you need to know about the legal process when buying a home in France? Lawyer Matthew Cameron explains how the purchase process differs from the UK.

Paris art festival Nuit Blanche is one of the highlights of the month

Paris art festival Nuit Blanche is one of the highlights of the month - Credit: Archant

9. Find out what’s happening this month in France

From pepper festivals to an all-night-long art festival in Paris, October in France is jam-packed with events! We help you plan your calendar.

10. Beautiful pictures of France

From sunflower fields in Vienne to cute French villages, we love pictures sent into us from our readers! Have a look at the latest in our October issue!

We love this photo of sunflowers in Vienne from our reader Joanna Hinds

We love this photo of sunflowers in Vienne from our reader Joanna Hinds - Credit: Archant

11. Read about an expat artist

Illustrator Perry Taylor is continually inspired by his life in Gascony. He tells us about the artistic life in Gers, where he lives with his wife and chickens.

12. Find your dream home in France

This month: fairy-tale properties in Aveyron (with very affordable price tags) and homes with beautiful gardens that are for sale across the country.

This countryside home in Aveyron is the house of our dreams! See lots more in the October issue of L

This countryside home in Aveyron is the house of our dreams! See lots more in the October issue of Living France! - Credit: Archant

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