Living in France

Tax in France – pension and tax questions answered for British expats

Written by on August 17, 2018 in Tax
Tax in France – pension and tax questions answered for British expats

We’ve had a record number of enquiries about life in France in the last 12 months. It seems that moving to France is on the minds of many and some questions come up over and over about financial issues, after all, you want to know that you can afford to live the dream and making […]

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How tax for families in France plays a big part in life

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Guest Blogs, Living in France
How tax for families in France plays a big part in life

In France everything has its season: in February it’s skiing; in May it’s lily-of-the valley; in August it’s idleness; and in October it’s tax. This last is why, as the leaves begin to fall each year, my husband and I get together for a financial summit. Our budgetary discussions have a peculiarly French flavour, however: […]

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Expat Brits set up cycling business in the beautiful Tarn region, France

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
Expat Brits set up cycling business in the beautiful Tarn region, France

Years ago, expats in France who wanted an income usually took the gite route. Gites really took off in the 1950s when the French Government introduced a gite classification system to breathe new life into rural economy and British expats in particular saw the attraction. These days expats are becoming more and more entrepreneurial and […]

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The Basics of Banking in France

Written by on August 1, 2018 in Banks and Banking, Financial
The Basics of Banking in France

There may not be huge differences when it comes to banking in France and the UK or other countries, however there maybe  some. Sian Lee-Duclos of CA Britline explains. Before looking at the general differences, let’s break the myth that many people have that unless you have a French address (main residence or holiday home) […]

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Living the good life in France | Get the basics right

Living the good life in France | Get the basics right

Joanna Leggett, director of marketing and public relations at Leggett Immobillier explains the best ways to integrate into French life, beginning with the importance of learning the language and adapting to the culture. Every now and again, as I travel through France, I have to stop and pinch myself. I am actually living my dream!  […]

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Know the Speed limits on the roads in France

Written by on July 1, 2018 in Driving in France
Know the Speed limits on the roads in France

As of midnight 30 June 2018, the speed limit on all two-lane roads in France, was reduced from 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour) to 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour). The French Government say that the change is to increase road safety and decrease auto emissions to support the environment. […]

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Financial advice for expats in France

Written by on July 1, 2018 in Financial
Financial advice for expats in France

“It’s a misconception that you have to be a wealthy expat in France to benefit from talking to a financial advisor” says Jennie Poate, financial manager of Beacon Global Wealth. “Often people think that if they don’t have a lot of assets, then a financial planner can’t help them. But, they could be really missing […]

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How to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst working in France

Written by on June 20, 2018 in Healthcare
How to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst working in France

Adapting to life in a new country can be difficult, especially if you’re tackling a new language too. Add in the pressure of finding or starting a new job, and in the midst of all that change, your health and wellbeing can start to suffer. Luckily, France boasts an attractive work-life balance, made clear in […]

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Three reasons to seek financial advice when you’re an expat in France

Written by on June 13, 2018 in Financial
Three reasons to seek financial advice when you’re an expat in France

Whether you’re already in France or you’re considering a move to France, it’s natural to have worries and fears about your financial future. Research shows that you’re likely to gain peace of mind and to be significantly better off if you get professional advice about your long-term future financial goals and requirements. A study by […]

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The pros and cons of taking your dog to France from the US

Written by on June 12, 2018 in Guest Blogs, Pets And Animals
The pros and cons of taking your dog to France from the US

The first time I took my long-haired mini-dachshund, Ellie, to France, we spent two months traveling from Paris to Brittany and Normandy. Our last stop was the seaside resort of Agon-Coutainville, on the Cotentin peninsula which juts into the English Channel. There Ellie feasted on raw milk Camembert and prė-salė lamb. When we returned to […]

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