15 reasons to buy the May 2018 issue of Living France

The May 2018 issue of Living France is out now!

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

The May 2018 issue of Living France is out now! Here are 15 reasons why you should pick up a copy...

The grass is greener in Saône-et-Loire © Thinkstock

The grass is greener in Saône-et-Loire © Thinkstock - Credit: Archant

1. Discover what it’s like to live in Saône-et-Loire

If you’re keen to make the most of France’s food and wine, this corner of Burgundy could be for you

Setting sail: Mary-Jane atop of her houseboat, 'Olivia Rose'

Setting sail: Mary-Jane atop of her houseboat, 'Olivia Rose' - Credit: Archant

2. Find out how to reduce household costs in France

Did you know that turning the thermostat down by just one degree could save you €70 a year? Just one of our handy tips for saving money on household costs

Burgundian capital, Dijon © Thinkstock

Burgundian capital, Dijon © Thinkstock - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

3. Meet an expat cruising France’s canals

Find out why Mary-Jane and her husband Michael swapped bricks and mortar in the UK for life on a boat on the French canals

Petra Carter's cooking school is in the centre of Uzès in the Gard department

Petra Carter's cooking school is in the centre of Uzès in the Gard department - Credit: Archant

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4. Get help

In France, higher education is accessible to all and there are various grants, loans and benefits to provide financial support for students. Find out what help is available

A traditional bouchon in Lyon © Abel Marie Perrin-Onlylyon Tourisme

A traditional bouchon in Lyon © Abel Marie Perrin-Onlylyon Tourisme - Credit: Archant

5. The best places to buy property and find work

A study has revealed the best places to buy property and get a job in France – find what where they are and what they have to offer

If you're looking for a runabout in France, the 2CV could be a perfect choice © Thinkstock

If you're looking for a runabout in France, the 2CV could be a perfect choice © Thinkstock - Credit: Archant

Get lots of gardening tips in the May issue of Living France © GettyImages

Get lots of gardening tips in the May issue of Living France © GettyImages - Credit: Archant

6. See inside this gorgeous culinary school in Uzès

Petra Carter turned a 16th-centruy presbytery into a light and bright cooking school in the market town of Uzès. Find out why and how she did it

Merci to reader Kathy Hawthorne for this lovely photo of Douarnenez in Finistere

Merci to reader Kathy Hawthorne for this lovely photo of Douarnenez in Finistere - Credit: Archant

7. Wine and dine

Ever wondered how a brasserie differs from a bar, or a café from a bistro? We take a look at the different places to eat and drink in France and what they all offer

Our selection of vineyard properties are perfect for wine lovers

Our selection of vineyard properties are perfect for wine lovers - Credit: Archant

8. Celebrate the 2CV

The iconic French car turns 100 this year, and to mark the occasion, we look at why buying the classic car could be a practical solution and sound investment

Just one of many homes in Saône-et-Loire we're lusting after this month...

Just one of many homes in Saône-et-Loire we're lusting after this month... - Credit: Archant

9. Go green!

From plotting plants on a city centre balcony to how to grow peonies, we’ve got plenty of gardening inspiration

10. See beautiful photos of France

We love this photo sent into us by reader Kathy Hawthorne. See lots more inside this month’s issue!

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

From a Lego exhibition in a Burgundy château to a food festival in Normandy, there’s so much happening in France this month! Find lots of dates for your diary, as well as the latest news and book reviews.

12. Find a vineyard home

Producing your own French wine is a dream for many who think of moving to France. We bring you six properties to inspire budding winemakers

13. Get to grips with French paperwork

Understanding French paperwork is an important part of buying property in France. We explain the documents you’ll need and the contracts involved

14. Find a home in Saône-et-Loire

From charming farmhouses to stately mansions, Saône-et-Loire offers plenty of choice for country living. Take a look at our pick of properties in the department

15. Get into the festival spirit

There’s a festival for almost everything in France, says our columnist Fiona Flint who is making the most of all the celebrations on her doorstep!

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