Living in France

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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All you need to know about Car Rental in France

All you need to know about Car Rental in France

For the best deals for car hire in France – look no further. We’ve done the hard work for you and found one of the best car hire sites there is with thousands of pick up and drop off locations and a huge choice of cars: Discover Car Hire. Why compare car hire rates? Years […]

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The good life in Gascony for expats

Written by on October 15, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The good life in Gascony for expats

We talk to American expat and tour guide Sue Aran who tells how her heart was won by a house in Gascony despite many trials and tribulations… My husband and I first travelled from Seattle, Washington to Gascony in May 2006 with a couple of friends, looking for a house to purchase together. All of […]

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Make your Next Business Trip to Paris Easy and Enjoyable with Fraser Suites

Written by on September 26, 2018 in Working in France
Make your Next Business Trip to Paris Easy and Enjoyable with Fraser Suites

Paris, also known as the city of love, attracts millions of visitors each year, keen to experience all the wonders that it has to offer. Paris isn’t just a tourist destination though, it’s a bustling business hub where professionals travel to as a number of major companies have chosen the area as home for their […]

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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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