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


Articles - France

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


Articles - France

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 ...

  Starting A Small Business In France - 5 Things You Should Know


Articles - France

The French government has made considerable efforts to promote a better entrepreneurial environment in the country, and this has comes as a huge respite to expats, who, in the past, tended to get bogged down by restrictive legislation and tedious processes. Here are 5 things you should know when starting a business in France.

Creating your company

The first step in starting your company in France is to write the statuts or basic laws of the company. These are standardized documents that may be obtained online.   more ...

  Driving In Paris - A Few Survival Tips For Expats


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Driving in Paris can be a nerve-wracking experience for many. The Étoile, for example, is the intersection of twelve major Parisian roads, and maneuvering a vehicle through this junction alone has given many foreigners the jitters. Most holiday-goers are advised to avoid driving in Paris at all costs because of the numerous hassles one is likely to face. But for those who are in the process of making the city their home, driving may become a necessity. While Parisians may have mastered the art of navigating the bustling streets, expats could do with a few survival tips.

Renting a car   more ...

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