Expect the unexpected
As the saying goes, you think you know someone, but I think perhaps it ought to be, you think you know somewhere. Having been a Francophile from a very young age and doing the job I now do, I’ve been lucky enough to visit many parts of France for both work and pleasure over the years, but it never ceases to amaze me just how much more there is to discover and how much more there is to learn.
Did you know, for example, that Haute-Vienne is often referred to as the ‘Lake District of France’ and that it boasts some of the cleanest air in the country? If finding a better quality of life is a driving factor in your move across the Channel then it could be the department for you – turn to page 20 to find out more.
Or perhaps city living holds more appeal? If so then Bordeaux has plenty to offer, too, as you’ll learn on page 42, and its appealing attributes extend far beyond world-class wine. Speaking of wine, November marks the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau and on page 71 our expert Richard Hemming explains why it’s worth indulging in a glass or two.
Are you a parent moving to France with children? How well they cope with learning the language may well be one of your main concerns, so don’t miss our expert advice on raising bilingual children to put your mind at ease (p32).
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