Working in France

Monday, April 6, 2020

Becoming self-employed or working on a freelance basis is a popular option for many expats who need to earn a living after moving to France. Here’s what you need to know to get started

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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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Education

Friday, June 19, 2020

When moving to France, discovering what is happening on both a local and national level can be key to settling in and will also help improve your French

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Is learning to read and write in two languages a challenge for bilingual children, and what can parents do to support them? Claire Winterton consults the experts and shares some tips for fellow parents

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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

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

Friday, June 19, 2020

When moving to France, discovering what is happening on both a local and national level can be key to settling in and will also help improve your French

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Monday, May 4, 2020

With a little thought and some lifestyle tweaks, almost everyone can trim their outgoings and make life in France a little bit financially easier

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Real life

Wed, 10:38

Expat Helena Woods lives in Strasbourg with her husband Alex where she specialises in lifestyle family photography

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Alsace
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sharon and Andrew moved to the village of Corrèze in 2017 and have been enjoying the slow lifestyle while renovating their house into a gîte and chambre d’hôtes

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