Raise a toast

Living France - - News - Vicky Leigh, Deputy Edi­tor

As a team we en­joy putting ev­ery is­sue of Liv­ing France to­gether, but this one has been ex­tra spe­cial as it marks yet an­other mile­stone – our 300th is­sue. The mag­a­zine has come a long way since it first be­gan in 1989, and we take a trip down mem­ory lane on page 13. We also catch up with Susan Hayes, who first ap­peared in Liv­ing France back in 1992, and are happy to re­port that her love af­fair with France is still go­ing strong (p44).

Please do join our cel­e­bra­tions by en­ter­ing our spe­cial 300th is­sue com­pe­ti­tion to win a week-long lux­ury barge cruise in Bur­gundy (de­tails on p14), and don’t miss the chance to sub­scribe and re­ceive six bot­tles of wine worth £60 on page 38 – the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to raise a toast with us!

For those just tak­ing their first steps to­wards their own French ad­ven­ture, we ex­plore the house-hunt­ing hot spots of­fer­ing easy ac­cess to and from the UK (p22), and if city liv­ing ap­peals to you then where bet­ter to ex­pe­ri­ence it than Paris? We re­veal some of the French cap­i­tal’s hid­den secrets on page 48. And if you’re mov­ing for the sun­shine, we pick six of the best prop­er­ties with swim­ming pools on page 80.

If you’re mov­ing to France with chil­dren, our ex­pert guide on page 52 ex­plains the French higher ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, and as we move closer to the EU ref­er­en­dum our cur­rency ex­pert con­sid­ers the pos­si­ble im­pact of a Brexit on page 84.

Reach­ing our 300th is­sue is an achieve­ment we’re all very proud of, and thank you for shar­ing the jour­ney with us so far. Here’s to many more is­sues to come. Santé!

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