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What are the practicalities of doing the supermarket shop in France? Read on for the stores you'll see across the country, the prices you can expect to pay and what you will and won't find in the aisles

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Whether you are looking for a way to keep active, get involved in your community in France and meet new people, or whether there is a cause that means a lot to you, here is how you can give back in France

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Whether you are shopping for food or household products or trying to dispose of old items, we look at eco-friendly options in France

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Starting your new life in France will involve a certain amount of paperwork and it's important to make sure that your name appears correctly on all of your documents - and that changes are made if not. These are some of the the things you should check

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A study has calculated how much money you would need to save to cover day-to-day living expenses for the first three months in 10 French cities. Paris is the most expensive - but it's cheaper than London

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Mary Hall presents a basic guide to setting up house insurance, bank account and electricity, water and mains gas services for your new French property

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Expats in France

Long gone are the days when the French post office was just used for posting letters and packages. It now offers a diverse range of services from banking and food delivery to taking your written driving test

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Thousands of people in France are signing up to a Rien de Neuf (nothing new) challenge, which involves trying not to buy any new products and instead re-using and exchanging items and buying second-hand. So, what are the alternatives to buying new in France?

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If you live in France and still have a British driving licence, should you apply for a French licence before Brexit? Here's what you need to know

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Driving in France

France has historically been on the leading edge of eco-friendly projects and regulations. While many argue that much more needs to be done to meet environmental goals in France and globally, here are 11 ways that French government, companies and people are striving to be green.

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France has helped launch a satellite to study the effects of global warming; but how do French attitudes towards climate change compare to those of other Europeans?

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With a little thought and some careful planning, you can stretch your budget and make sure you don't waste a single penny. Here are 9 ways to save money in your French home and have more to spend on enjoying life in France

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Relocating to France? Make sure you prepare these 6 things before the big move to your French property

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Expats in France

If you are heading away on holiday soon, it might be a good idea to do a few security checks on your French house before leaving. This will give you extra peace of mind so you can relax and enjoy your leisure time. Here are our home security tips...

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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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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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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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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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Researching energy deals and making small adjustments will ensure your utility bills in France are as low as possible, here are six ways to save money

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