Living in France

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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Residence Qualification for Expats in France

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Expats in France, Financial, Tax
Residence Qualification for Expats in France

At The Good Life France we like to try to answer some of those tricky finance questions you have about life in France such as what makes someone a resident in France. It’s not always as clear as you might think. We asked the experts at Beacon Global Wealth to clarify the residency question: Question: […]

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How To Hire A Car In France With A British Driving Licence

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Driving in France
How To Hire A Car In France With A British Driving Licence

Avoid driving license confusion: Your licence and driving in France Changes to your licence: As of the 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence was abolished. This change affects people with driving licences in England, Scotland and Wales. Please note, however, that there is still a requirement for a paper counterpart […]

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Post ‘Brexit’ Bleus?

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
Post ‘Brexit’ Bleus?

It can’t have escaped anyone’s notice that the UK voted on Thursday the 23rd June to leave the European Union. To say that the vote has already caused a great deal of uncertainty and in some areas turmoil would be a massive understatement. Headlines have not made for happy reading and will have caused a degree […]

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How To Make Your French Home More Affordable

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
How To Make Your French Home More Affordable

When I bought my holiday home in France it was a struggle to pay for it but I knew that one day the sacrifices would be worth it. I learned all sorts of ways to make money go further – including converting my hard earned pounds to Euros. The old farmhouse that I fell in […]

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Looking for Love and Friendship in France

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Expats in France, Living in France
Looking for Love and Friendship in France

Are you an English speaking expat in France looking for romance, friendship or companionship? Then you probably know how hard it can be to meet people. Even in your own country it can be tough, but as an expat in France, it can feel impossible at times.  Or at least it used to. Since Expat […]

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Brexit: Will it affect your money?

Written by on June 21, 2016 in Financial
Brexit: Will it affect your money?

With the EU referendum fast approaching, what impact would “leaving” or indeed “remaining” in the EU have on the British Pound? Our partners at FC Exchange have created a Brexit currency calculator that looks at the potential outcomes for the pound against some of the major currencies. Both the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps are becoming […]

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