THOUGHTS from the PIGEONNIER
With nine national parks, 51 regional natural parks and over 300 nature reserves, France is a nature lover’s paradise. Indeed, ask most British buyers of French property and the beautiful, diverse scenery and sense of space is high on the reasons why they love France. We know you’ve enjoyed our ‘Good life’ and ‘Great outdoors’ special issues in the past, so this month we decided to have a ‘Back to nature’ focus. We’ve loved putting the articles together and seeking out the best properties for enjoying nature (and naturism! See p38) and hope it appeals to you too. Find out how you can live a greener life at your French home (p26), discover laidback ski resorts (p44) and make the most of ponds and wildlife at your property (p48). Explore some of France’s most scenic locations such as Auvergne (p34), Haut-languedoc (p52) and Vaucluse (p66), and share readers’ stories about their homes in Haute-vienne (p30) Burgundy (p70), Dordogne (p58) and Aveyron (64). Maybe you’ll be inspired to seek out your own natural haven in France, or perhaps you’ve already found it – in which case, we’d love to hear all about it. You can get in touch with us by phone, email or via our social media pages.