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France - The French lifestyle is envied around the world. From chic and cultured Paris to the vineyards and sunflower fields of Provence, France continues to attract expats with its style, scenery and a cuisine that promotes eating to an art form.

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  Cost of Living Facts For Expats Moving To Paris


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France has emerged as the number one destination for tourists as well as expats from around the world. Individuals of all ages & nationalities are relocating to this country because of its rich heritage, beauty, culture, living standards, education, nightlife, entertainment and cuisine. While the retired expats are more likely to settle down in rural France, the younger people prefer the major cities like Paris. However living in Paris could increase your monthly expenses to some extent. That said, you can definitely count on the city’s robust and thriving economy.

Food & Beverage

Everyday groceries are slightly more expensive in Paris as compared to the UK and US.   more ...

  5 Places you Might Want To Move To In France But Have Probably Never Heard Of


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Living in France is probably like a dream come true for many Expats because of the quality and pace of life. This country is the number one destination for expats of all nationalities and ages.

There are several places in France that expats from the US and UK would like to move to, such as Paris, Marseille, Nice and Lyon. However, many parts of this country are still unexplored by foreigners. Here is a list of 5 places in France that you may love moving to, but have probably never heard of.

La Gacilly in Brittany

The French village of La Gacilly has a population of less than 2,500 people. The small commune hugs the banks of Brittany’s Aff River. The cosmetic company Yves Rocher is based in La Gacilly.   more ...

  Dealing With Landlords In Paris - What Expats Need To Know Before Renting


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There are many stories floating around about expats who move to Paris, search high and low for an apartment and then get caught in tons of paperwork. There’s also the matter of less than honest landlords who can make finding your dream apartment a distant dream. Although the home rental market in Paris is a difficult place, especially for expats, there are some things you can do to simplify the process.

Most of the population in Paris lives in apartments, which are available in a variety of price categories. Location plays a key role, and depending on the locality, you may have to pay a few hundred euros or a few thousand. Other important criteria are size of the apartment and amenities. It’s a good idea to be certain of your requirements before you move to the city. Houses are much too expensive to buy or rent.   more ...

  Why Moving To France Will (Probably) Make You Healthier


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The French paradox, formulated by French epidemiologists, is the observation that despite the high intake of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat, the French population still displays a low incidence of coronary heart disease. This could mean either of two things; one, that the link between saturated fats to coronary heart disease is not entirely valid, and two, that there is some other factor in the French diet or lifestyle that diminishes the risk. Here are some of the reasons why the latter might be true.

Good food equals wholesome food

The French are known to consume liberal amounts of caffeine and alcohol and many are even smokers.   more ...

  Moving To Paris? Read Our Expat Guide To Travelling On Public Transport


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Paris is known to have one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world. However public transport services in Paris can become overcrowded since they are so popular with the people. The city also draws a steady throng of tourists, leading to further overcrowding in trains and buses. The good news is that the city government continues to invest a good amount in public transport in order to improve the passenger conditions.

To help you make your way around the city, here is our guide to the public transport system in Paris.   more ...

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