13 reasons to buy the February 2018 issue of Living France!

The February 2018 issue of Living France is out now!

The February 2018 issue of Living France is out now! - Credit: Archant

The February 2018 issue of Living France is out now! Here are 13 reasons why you should pick up a copy...

Communities thrive in the little towns and villages in Tarn-et-Garonne

Communities thrive in the little towns and villages in Tarn-et-Garonne - Credit: Archant

1. Discover what it’s like to live in Tarn-et-Garonne

As well as limestone plateaux, valleys and gorges, Tarn-et-Garonne boasts picturesque towns and villages that have a real community feel

Expat Catherine Cooper with some of her feathered friends

Expat Catherine Cooper with some of her feathered friends - Credit: Archant

2. Learn about keeping chickens in France

Keeping chickens is all part of the living-in-France dream for many people. Three expats in France tell us about the joy of having feathered friends in France

Provence has to be one of the most romantic places in France (c) Lionel Pascale

Provence has to be one of the most romantic places in France (c) Lionel Pascale - Credit: Archant

3. You’ll fall in love with France

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, we look at France’s most romantic destinations, including Provence, the Alps and the Loire Valley

One man's junk is another's treasure at French brocantes

One man's junk is another's treasure at French brocantes - Credit: Archant

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4. Get an update on Brexit

We bring you the latest from the UK’s ambassador’s meeting with British expats in Paris, plus we reveal how Brexit has boosted the property market in France

See inside this gorgeous château in the February issue of Living France

See inside this gorgeous château in the February issue of Living France - Credit: Archant

5. Explore French flea markets

We meet a couple who share their passion for French flea markets and explain how you can use them to furnish your home

Aimée Centivany is an acupuncturist in Hérault

Aimée Centivany is an acupuncturist in Hérault - Credit: Archant

6. Get a new recipe

Got a dinner party coming up? We’ve got a recipe for rillettes de sardines that will work perfectly spread on toasted bread and served as an appetiser!

This château in Dordogne is up for sale see more in the February issue of Living France

This château in Dordogne is up for sale see more in the February issue of Living France - Credit: Archant

7. See inside this gorgeous château

Michael Halpin and Jonathan Cooke restored this 16th-century château in the Loire Valley to its former glory and the results are gorgeous. See for yourself!

We love when our readers send us photos of France!

We love when our readers send us photos of France! - Credit: Archant

8. Find out about alternative therapies in France

We talk to four expats who practise as alternative therapists in France and find out just how they set up their successful businesses

February in France give us plenty of reasons to raise a glass the Jura wine festival is one of them

February in France give us plenty of reasons to raise a glass the Jura wine festival is one of them! - Credit: Archant

9. Find a renovation project

For those who don’t mind a challenge, take a look at our pick of six renovation projects in France, from a grand home in Charente to a château in Dordogne

Wine time! (c) Thinkstock

Wine time! (c) Thinkstock - Credit: Archant

10. Get clued up on the welfare system in France

This year, President Macron intends to lower welfare contributions in an effort to boost the economy. We reveal how the system currently works and what the changes will be

11. See lots of beautiful photos of France

We love when our readers send us their snaps from France. How pretty is this one of the market in Arles? Merci, Joan Werner!

12. Keep up to date with what’s happening in France

From wine festivals to agricultural shows, we have the most important dates for your diary for February, plus the latest reviews and travel news

13. Learn something new about wine

If you want to know more about the French wine you’re drinking read Richard’s Hemming’s column on the world’s most famous merlot, pétrus. He also recommends three bottles to try

You can buy the February 2018 issue of Living France here

Or you can take out our great subsription offer and get the magazine delivered to your door every month!

And don’t forget we will be at The France Show on 26-28 January. Book your tickets now for our French Property Exhibition and a fun day out enjoying the flavours of France