Living in France

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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The good life for expats in Riberac Dordgone

Written by on May 21, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The good life for expats in Riberac Dordgone

We talk to British expat Linda James who with her husband Alex runs Le Pommier gites and a cake making business in Riberac, Dordogne department, Aquitaine, south west France. What inspired you to move to Riberac? Coming here on holiday, I fell in love with the sunny weather, the stunning countryside, being able to swim […]

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When it comes to income tax in France good planning is essential

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Financial, Retirement, Tax
When it comes to income tax in France good planning is essential

Talk of income tax in France is something that can cause the jitters. But if you’re thinking about buying a second home in France, or making a complete move, the advantages from a tax perspective may represent great value. Jennie Poate, Head of Operations, France for Beacon Global Wealth Management explains… Income tax in France There […]

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What’s it really like to live in France?

Written by on May 14, 2018 in Living in France
What’s it really like to live in France?

We’ve all heard about the high quality of life, superb climate and low crime rate. Joanna Leggett of Leggett Immobilier looks more closely at the practical issues. The golden rule: You get out what you put in Even if your French is basic, your efforts to communicate will be appreciated. Try to learn the language. […]

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