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December edition out this week

Connexion subscribers will receive their copies over the next few days

The December edition of The Connexion is now available.

Subscribers can look forward to receiving their copy in the next few days – and it will be on sale in newsagents around France from this weekend.

If you wish to buy a copy in PDF format for download you can do so now at this link – alternatively, you can subscribe here and you will receive a complimentary pdf of the December issue and immediate access to all the articles online (your print copies will start with the January edition).

Highlights this month include:


Crucial December for Britons in France

Beware rush as drivers in France try to beat strict new contrôle

Power cut alert over shortage of capacity

Ambassador: ‘We are in touching distance of a rights deal’

Reading is great for your French – no matter what

 Threat to expats’ private pensions

M&S shuts final shop but keeps French web

Montpellier airport’s €26.6m expansion

No Christmas tips for council staff

Who is Macron really and will he succeed?

Eymet couple’s bowling green is a first


Why am I still paying to insure written-off vehicle?

How can I get council to widen our road?

How could Brexit affect our rights?

Can you recommend any good books on Napoleon’s legacy?

Am I insured for natural disasters?

Make sense of MJC cultural centres

Should we transfer money for Christmas visit to UK

About those accounts with Paypal, broker or the bookie...

Give plenty of time for Christmas post

Volunteering in France can take many forms

Divorce self-help group offers practical support

Monthly date may help dementia carers cope better

Will France top up UK pension?

Can we use pounds for sale?

Must I pay capital gains tax?

Better news on investment income and wealth

Pays-de-la-Loire property watch

In premium position for French mortgage insurance

Act quickly for energy-efficient boiler grant aid

Can we get pacsed as non-residents?


Dreaming of a white Christmas? Hit the slopes for a Noël to remember

Safe, speedy off-piste pleasures for non-skiers

An alternative to the Alps: France’s other ski regions

Under instruction: how to become a better skier

Off-piste entertainment, from sculpture to cinema

Changing times of Jean-Pierre Rives, from rugby iron man to steel artist

Gardening: A very berry French Christmas

Expat shopkeepers keeping French high streets alive

New future for infamous Parisian brothel

Chambord’s restored garden glory

Bond actor brings poetry to garden

New application aids biodynamic gardening

Ecole Ferrandi: A sweet taste of success

Ancient distillery skills for new whisky

Vineyard frost beats shoots and leaves

Interiors: Industrial heritage with lofty ambitions

Plum Village, a Buddhist retreat... near Bordeaux

Marie Curie, the trailblazing life-saver driven by discovery

Gothic giant in Rodez is towering pride of Aveyron

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