Living in France

How to Get a Carte de Resident in France

Written by on November 29, 2016 in Living in France
How to Get a Carte de Resident in France

When it comes to making a permanent move to France, naturalisation, which includes a stringent language and cultural understanding test which worries many people, is not the only option. Who can have a Carte de Resident? The French carte de resident or carte resident longue durée UE, which is normally designed for 5+ year residents […]

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4 Ways to Get Up to Speed with the Digital Age

Written by on November 25, 2016 in Internet
4 Ways to Get Up to Speed with the Digital Age

No matter your age or computer literacy level, technology advances so quickly that it is all too easy to feel as if you are being left behind and missing out on opportunities as a result. It is even more difficult if your office has failed to modernize and adapt along with competitors or doesn’t have […]

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What’s the best Currency Exchange for you?

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Currency Information
What’s the best Currency Exchange for you?

Currency exchange in its simplest is just that, exchanging one currency for another but there are different methods of doing this and which one is best for you will depend on what your specific requirement is. Euan Mclachlan at FC Exchange takes a look at converting British pounds to euros and three different options for […]

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Banking In France | Accounts Explained

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Banks and Banking
Banking In France | Accounts Explained

When it comes to banking in France, as an expat, things might be a little different from what you’re used to back home. We ask the experts to explain some of the most common terms and facts about French bank accounts. French Savings Accounts An instant access savings account is called a “Compte sur Livret”. […]

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How To Save Money On Your Euro Transfers

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Currency Information
How To Save Money On Your Euro Transfers

We look at some of the most commonly asked questions about foreign currency transfers and find that it really is possible to save money by using a currency dealer. We ask the experts your questions about how to save money on your Euro transfers… Can I really save by using a currency dealer versus a […]

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Expat Life in Picardy France

Written by on October 5, 2016 in Buying a Home, Living in France
Expat Life in Picardy France

We talk to John Sjotun who lives in the Oise department about expat life in Picardy, where he is a local agent for the award winning estate agency Leggett Immobillier. Oise is about 35km north of Paris and is home to a number of outstanding attractions such as the Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Pierrefonds […]

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Best Virtual Meeting Platform for Your Company: 4 Things to Consider

Written by on September 29, 2016 in Working in France
Best Virtual Meeting Platform for Your Company: 4 Things to Consider

Virtual meetings are the perfect solution to a lot of the conundrums facing the state of the modern corporate meeting. Companies set daily meetings that end up turning into nothing more than a waste of time – and it often gets worse the higher up a person goes in the executive ladder. The CEO of […]

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Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Driving in France, Rhône Alpes
Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

If you’re into scenic routes, Mont-Cenis pass in Savoie should definitely be on your list. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps and it’s practically a line between the Cottian and Graian Alps. If you’re traveling to or from Italy, ditch the Frejus tunnel and go this way instead – you won’t […]

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Wedding Photographer in France

Written by on September 19, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Wedding Expertise
Wedding Photographer in France

When you go to Paris, Provence or anywhere in France to celebrate your wedding, engagement or proposal – you want to know that the photos are going to be amazing. It’s important to make sure you pick a photographer you can feel relaxed with and who can really add to your special day, suggesting places […]

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How To Make Your Pension Go Further In France

Written by on September 4, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial, Pensions, Retirement
How To Make Your Pension Go Further In France

You’ve worked hard to pay for your dream retirement in France, now’s the time to enjoy that relaxed way of life you’ve planned.  If however, your ties to the UK are not entirely cut, and you have a pension being paid into a bank account in the UK –  then you should consider ways to […]

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