Living in France

Your garden birds need you

Written by on February 12, 2019 in Pets And Animals
Your garden birds need you

There has been a sharp decline in many common garden birds across the whole of Europe over the last 40 years.  Winter and early Spring often present bleak and extremely cold conditions, with long periods of sub-zero temperatures in many parts of France.  It’s important to remember that birds die of hunger, rather than cold, […]

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The Good Life France | Expats in the Hautes-Pyrénées

Written by on January 23, 2019 in Living in France
The Good Life France | Expats in the Hautes-Pyrénées

Robynne McTaggart loves to spend time in France, whether skiing in the alps or enjoying the summer in the picturesque villages and glorious countryside. With a business doing well in Perth, Australia where she and husband Garry live, Robynne decided to find a home of her own in 2006. She set herself a goal – […]

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Escape to the Chateau | Dick and Angel talk about the good life in France

Written by on January 19, 2019 in Living in France
Escape to the Chateau | Dick and Angel talk about the good life in France

Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel Adoree relocated from the UK in 2015 to do up a run-down 5-storey chateau with 45 rooms in Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France. “It was cheaper than a one-bedroom flat in East London” says Dick – but it needed a lot of work to transform it into the home […]

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What You Should Do if You Get Sick in France

Written by on January 16, 2019 in Healthcare For Visitors
What You Should Do if You Get Sick in France

France is the world’s top destination for tourists as well as a major destination for foreign students, workers, and expatriates from all over the world. An unfortunate but significant number of these visitors may get sick at some point in their stay. As any long-term resident of France will tell you, the French have an […]

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The Experts guide to french mortgages

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Mortgages
The Experts guide to french mortgages

We asked the experts at CA Britline, who specialise in Banking and Insurance services in France, to explain French mortgages: Mortgages are available to residents in France, UK and Ireland. Buying a property in France whether to use for holidays, longer periods or to rent out whilst still residing in the UK is possible with […]

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Changes to French tax from January 2019

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Tax
Changes to French tax from January 2019

The experts explain the main changes to French tax for the year commencing January 2019 that may affect expats in France or those intending to move to France. The main changes to tax in France in 2019: PAYE in France The big change in France for 2019 will be the full introduction of PAYE (pay […]

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How to choose the right Financial adviser for expats in France

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Financial
How to choose the right Financial adviser for expats in France

As an expat in France, when you search for a financial adviser, how can you be assured that they are right for you? In principle there are three categories of adviser: Tied, Restricted and Independent. Tied Advisers in France In France there are insurance company agents working almost in every town – they typically represent just […]

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Fabulous wedding venues in France

Fabulous wedding venues in France

When it comes to celebrating your wedding in France, there’s loads of choice for romantic venues and places that will create the memories you want from your special day. If you want to have a party or celebration of your wedding in France – that’s easy, just pick a venue that’s in the area you […]

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A British snail farmer in France

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
A British snail farmer in France

Mike Collins  from the UK went to France as a young man to study languages. He got a job with a large company and in his job he travelled a lot around France. He loved discovering new places and new tastes and developed a penchant for snails, the very French foodie favourite. On a whim, […]

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Insurance cover in France

Written by on October 19, 2018 in Financial, Insurance
Insurance cover in France

Whether it’s French Home and Contents, Vehicle, Legal Protection or Top-Up Health insurance, this handy guide explains insurance cover in France. CA Britline’s experts take you through the different types and levels of insurance: French Home and Contents Cover Protecting your property, whether it’s a secondary home, main home or rented out on a short […]

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