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Working in France

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Looking for a way to earn an income in France? Getting a TEFL qualification means you will be able to teach English in France and it only takes 4 weeks

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

With its unbeatable wine and cheese and laissez-faire attitude, there’s nowhere better to retire than France. But which cities are best for growing old in? Here’s the top 10

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Pays de la Loire

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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
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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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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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

Thursday, June 28, 2018

If you are planning to take your car with you to France from an EU or non-EU country, these are the regulations you will need to comply with and the paperwork you will need to complete

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Monday, June 18, 2018

A Citroën 2CV is the dream car for many people but how much does it cost to buy this classic French car and what are they like to drive?

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Real life

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Former teacher and expat mum Kate Coulon’s quintessentially English tea room in the Loire Valley is going down a treat. Here’s how she made it work

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Expats in France
Friday, June 22, 2018

After fulfilling a life-long ambition and opening a restaurant in Aude, Paul and Val Bridgestock are winning rave reviews for their food.

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