Living in France

Stockloc storage in France

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Living in France
Stockloc storage in France

When Britons Tina and Phil Sharpe fell in love with the Gers area of France they knew that one day they would want to move there. For now though they had to carry on working in the UK. They bought a holiday home there and spent as much as time as they could enjoying the […]

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Update to French Driving Rules 2015

Update to French Driving Rules 2015

New rules come into force as at July 2015 for drivers and cyclists in France. You need to be aware of them since breaking the rules unwittingly won’t save you from being fined or worse, you could have your vehicle confiscated. The full rules can be found at the Government website: www.securiteroutiere.gouv.fr French Driving Rules […]

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Top Tips for Moving to France

Written by on May 9, 2015 in Buying a Home, Living in France
Top Tips for Moving to France

Every single house move is stressful. It may be the same aspect of moving that is frustrating time and time again, on the other hand – it might be different parts of your move that seem to niggle at you. It is never an easy process, and can be made worse if you aren’t on […]

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Expats Volunteer opportunities in France with LAARF

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Expats Volunteer opportunities in France with LAARF

LAARF and France LAARFS with you: It takes all sorts to help animals in need says expat in France Jane Hunt, but there is plenty of opportunity and it’s a great way to make friends. LAARF, Les Amis des Animaux en Refuges de France is one such way to get involved and volunteer… Jac Prosser is […]

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The Grass is always Greener for some expats

Written by on April 14, 2015 in My French Life, Work in France
The Grass is always Greener for some expats

The other day I interviewed an expat British couple in France. They had moved here seven years ago, took early retirement, bought a beautiful country house with a lovely garden in a pretty village in SW France. We talked about how they find life in France and it started off well. They love the food, […]

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Pet Passport France | Update for Travel between EU and UK

Written by on March 9, 2015 in Passports and Vaccinations
Pet Passport France | Update for Travel between EU and UK

If you’re travelling in the EU with your pet you need to be aware of changes that came into effect at the end of 2014. Existing passports will be valid for the lifetime of the pet or until there’s no more room to update the treatment spaces in the passport. New passports issued from 29 […]

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Smoke Detector Law France

Written by on March 8, 2015 in Heating, Insurance
Smoke Detector Law France

As of March 8 2015, the law requires that all homes in France must have at least one functioning smoke detector installed. Smoke Detector Law France It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure this is done, so if you’re renting to someone, you need to make sure that a working, compliant smoke detector is installed.  […]

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Get your Priority Right on the French Roads

Written by on February 23, 2015 in Driving in France
Get your Priority Right on the French Roads

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been horn-blasted in France for forgetting about the ‘Priorité à droite’. To be honest, it’s such an archaic thing, even the French don’t think much of it, but it keeps everyone on their toes when approaching road junctions, especially on the edge of town. The issue […]

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Public Holidays in France 2015

Public Holidays in France 2015

Public Holidays in France 2015 On national holidays in France most shops and many public buildings and even tourist attractions can be shut. If you know where you want to visit check in advance to make sure it’s open on a French public holiday. Many public museums and galleries are free to the public on […]

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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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