Living in France

Euro Savings Accounts – What is available in France?

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Banks and Banking
Euro Savings Accounts – What is available in France?

All about Euro savings accounts: what’s available for both residents and non-residents in France… Let’s start with the basic euro savings account information. If you have a current euro account with a French bank which you use to make all your euro payments, then you can open a euro savings account. It’s a simple application […]

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French tax returns for new expats in France

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Tax
French tax returns for new expats in France

In all the excitement of moving to France, it’s easy to forget things, including the dreaded administration requirements. Making sure you enter the French tax system correctly as a tax resident is vital. But it doesn’t need to be as difficult as you might think, says Jennie Poate at Beacon Global Wealth. She explains how […]

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Taking your dog to France from Canada

Written by on March 11, 2019 in Holidays with Pets
Taking your dog to France from Canada

“Just borrow a dog for a few hours,” a Toronto friend once told me. I was trying to figure out ways to become more local – to connect more deeply – during the three-or-so months that we spent in the South of France each year. I could see myself gliding through Antibes’ streets with little […]

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Preparing your pet for travel post-Brexit

Written by on March 1, 2019 in Passports and Vaccinations, Pets And Animals
Preparing your pet for travel post-Brexit

Social media remains awash with post Brexit scaremongering! ‘They’re going to abolish the pet passport system’ is just one headline I’ve read recently, although it doesn’t appear to have any foundation in fact. For those of us who now regularly travel with our pets (I’m predominantly talking about dogs, but I have met a few […]

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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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