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Working in France

Monday, May 21, 2018

From local taxes to transport and schools to tourism, the French mayor and mairie are responsible for a number of important aspects of life in your local community in France

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ideally living in France would mean drinking wine, eating cheese and shopping at the local market but unfortunately most people also need to earn a living to fund their new life in France. So where in France offers the best work-life balance?

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Midi-Pyrenees

Education

Monday, February 26, 2018

Worried about your children getting to grips with French in their new classroom in France? There are plenty of easy ways to help them develop their language skills at home

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Learning French
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Instead of A levels, French pupils take the baccalauréat, a complex system that provides an all-round education

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Education in France

Healthcare

Friday, March 9, 2018

If you’ve just moved to France then you will need to get to grips with the French welfare system. Here’s our guide to the system including healthcare, benefits, social contributions and the changes Macron intends to make this year

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The French pharmacy is so much more tham a place to pick up your prescriptions. Here are 11 things you might not know about pharmacies in France.

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Healthcare in France

Banking & pensions

Thursday, January 25, 2018

If you are buying in or moving to France you will need a French bank account but before you open one make sure you read these 11 things you need to know to avoid making a costly mistake

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seperation, divorce, illness or outliving a spouse results in many women struggling financially in retirement. Don’t rely on your partner to support you in retirement, start planning for your own retirement now!

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Running a Business

Friday, April 6, 2018

Understand the home-sharing website Airbnb, including the latest French rules, and follow our top tips for using it to rent out your property in France

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Running a business
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Taking the leap and renting your French holiday home to guests for the first time can be a confusing experience, but some of Holiday France Direct’s property owners have provided us with the top tips they would give to someone just starting out with their letting

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Utilities

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Taking the car to France is a preferred option for many British homeowners, but paying for fuel and road tolls can quickly add up. Here are six ways to cut the costs of driving in France

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Make a note of these French emergency numbers and what to say when you ring them in case you need help while in France

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Real life

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Twenty years after finding fame on BBC show Changing Rooms, Anna Ryder Richardson is taking on her most ambitious makeover project yet, a ruin in south-west France

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Monday, May 21, 2018

From pruning to planting, there are plenty of jobs to be done in your French garden this spring to make sure it is ready for the summer

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