Living in France

Live life like a local in la Belle France

Written by on December 5, 2014 in Living in France
Live life like a local in la Belle France

How to live life like a local in France: France is the third largest European country (larger than Germany and Spain) by area, divided into 101 departments (including the capital, Paris) and offers vast diversity in culture, geography and demography. As a foodie you may hope to sample the more than 246 varieties of Cheese […]

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Two Become One, France Set to Rejig its Regions

Written by on December 5, 2014 in Living in France
Two Become One, France Set to Rejig its Regions

The map of France is set to change after a vote in the Assemblée Nationale, the French Parliament, in November 2014 resulted in a YES to reducing the number of regions from 22 to 13. After many months of debate and disagreement by politicians and councillors across France, leaders voted formally on 25 November 2015 […]

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The Good Life France Magazine

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Events, Living in France
The Good Life France Magazine

They say the best things in life are free, well in this case it’s true.  The Good Life France Magazine is Fabulous, it’s Free and it’s for you. If you love France, love gorgeous photos of France and fabulous stories that cover the cultural highlights, must-see places and events, expat interviews, book reviews, gastronomy, recipes, property […]

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Expats in France offer new life for old dogs

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Expats in France offer new life for old dogs

Some people move to France and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Others move to France and do something completely different. We talk to an amazing couple from England who thought they would retire and take life easy. Instead they set up a home for elderly dogs, an undertaking that has profoundly changed their lives and bought […]

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Real Life Fairy-Tale Chateau to rent in France

Written by on September 3, 2014 in Midi-Pyrénées, Wedding Expertise
Real Life Fairy-Tale Chateau to rent in France

Step through the ornate gates that lead to the Secret Chateau de M in Gascony and you’ll enter a different world… a beautifully preserved centuries old living artwork – a secluded and intoxicating Chateau to rent in the heart of south west France… A most beautiful Chateau to rent in France An avenue flanked by […]

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Volunteering in France | At the SPA Animal rescue

Written by on August 13, 2014 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Volunteering in France | At the SPA Animal rescue

Lots of expats retire to France or go for a better quality of life and have more time on their hands. For many it is a great opportunity to do some voluntary work. Helping out a branch of SPA for just a couple of hours a week, the Société de Protection des Animaux is an […]

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An American Student in France

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Education
An American Student in France

American student Joel Freeman spent a year in Pau, on the edge of the Pyrénées in Aquitaine on a USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) study programme. France is one of the most popular study abroad options and for many students it is a life-changing experience. Going back to the US was tough to start with for Joel […]

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Expats Guide to cheaper train travel in France

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Holiday Travel, Pets And Animals
Expats Guide to cheaper train travel in France

How to keep the cost down when travelling on a train in France. Expats in France can use a regional pass to save money or sign up to receive details of first come first served cheap tickets for long journeys. But don’t take the dog says Donna Kerridge… “Et le chien?”  asks the conducteur, indicating […]

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Majestic Wine Calais for a right royal shopping deal in France

Majestic Wine Calais for a right royal shopping deal in France

Majestic Wine Calais is a huge warehouse selling beer, wines, spirits and champagne in Calais; it has weathered the difficulties of the last few years well. The recession and the strong Euro have taken their toll, all of the popular booze cruise outlets have suffered, and some have gone… So how has Majestic Wine, “The […]

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Dealing with the financial implications of moving abroad

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Financial
Dealing with the financial implications of moving abroad

Relocating to France is a life-changing experience for anyone. Those who do not have a good grasp of French might find the experience more challenging than most. Other than learning a new language, individuals also have to adjust to a completely new culture and way of life. Before moving abroad, to France or any other […]

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