Working in France

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Workers enjoy a 35-hour working week, 25 days of paid holiday leave and high salaries for some of the most common jobs

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rail workers have been protesting since December against President Macron's planned pension reforms but union members have now voted to suspend the strikes. However that doesn't mean they're giving in

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Education

Monday, November 18, 2019

Learning French could improve your career options according to a recent study, and it's even more important because of Brexit

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A new baccalauréat was introduced for the 2018-19 academic year and there are further changes planned from 2021 onwards. These are the key changes and what they mean for children in the French education system

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Education in France

Healthcare

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The French healthcare system has a reputation for excellence and is a big attraction when it comes to moving to France. Here's how it works and what it covers - and how Brexit might affect access to it

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Brexit
Monday, July 1, 2019

Do you wear glasses or contacts? Isabelle Moins discusses eye care in France and what is covered under the French public health system

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Banking & pensions

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Household and vehicle insurance works slightly differently in France, including what's covered and the procedure for cancelling policies, warns Paulette Booth

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Life in France
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Transferring a UK pension to a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) has benefits but there are a number of important issues for French-resident expats to be aware of

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Running a Business

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Want to start a B&B or gîte business in France and not sure how to go about marketing it? You might find this advice useful.

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Utilities

Monday, January 13, 2020

The next round of French local elections takes place in March 2020, with the county and regional elections following in 2021, and finally the next presidential and legislative elections in 2022

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Billions of euros are being invested in improvements to the French telecoms industry but what does it mean in terms of your internet connection at home in France?

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Real life

Yesterday, 16:13

When school friends Gillian and Linda from Edinburgh lost touch at the age of nine, little did they know they were destined to find each other again at their local choir in Deux-Sèvres

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Yesterday, 09:09

Retired but not tired? Retiring but not shy? A move to France could be a great chance to get fit, learn new skills and take time to care for yourself and others, says Ruth Wood

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