It’s easy being green
The importance of protecting the environment has been a hot topic for many years now, and in this month’s issue we meet plenty of expats who are doing their bit for a global cause, from the couple who built a low-energy house in Normandy on a budget (p38) to the British architect who designed her own ecofriendly holiday home in Tarn-et-Garonne (p60). We also examine the rise of vegetarianism in France (p32) and are pleased to report that menu choices now extend considerably further than the humble omelette.
Of course, when it comes to the environment, France itself has some spectacular landscapes to offer too. On page 20 we explore the picturesque villages, waterways and forests of Morbihan, while on page 46 we discover the natural beauty of Jura, surely one of the country’s hidden treasures.
If you’ll be looking for employment to finance your new life in France then don’t miss our guide to finding work on page 50, while the vocabulary on page 54 will help you perfect your CV and covering letter.
Following Brexit and the subsequent uncertainty about the UK’s relationship with the EU, we thought we’d remind everyone why we first fell in love with France, and how none of these things have changed. In the aftermath of the more recent tragic events in Nice it seems all the more important to continue to do so. You’ll find some of the reasons on our letters page (p14), and you can join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share why you love France using the hashtag #WhyWeLoveFrance.
Vicky Leigh, Deputy Editor