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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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  The Expat Focus Guide To Healthcare In France

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No one wants to be poorly and have to visit a doctor or hospital but expats living and working in France at least have access some of the best healthcare in the world.

That's the verdict from the World Health Organisation, which puts the French healthcare offering at first place.

However, one reason why the healthcare system in France is so effective is that it requires mandatory health insurance and consists of both private and public hospitals.   more ...

  Beyond The Burkini Ban: Muslimah Fashion And French Law

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Paris is often referred to as the Fashion Capital of the World. This is one of the reasons why people from all around the world dream of living in France. Moreover, the French are known to be extremely open-minded when it comes to dress codes, especially the women. This is evident in the fact that the country is home to some of the most prominent topless and nude seaside resorts in the world.   more ...

  Ten Historic Villages You Must Visit While Living In France

Articles - France

France is a beloved nation for many different reasons. French cuisine is popular the world over. From delectable sauces to scrumptious pastries, the country serves up some of the best fare, in homes and in its many restaurants and cafés.

Art is cherished in France, and one of the most popular art movements in the world, Impressionism, was born right here. Today, centuries later, the country’s many museums and galleries continue to draw visitors from across the globe.   more ...

  Moving To Paris? Here's How To Dress For Work And Leisure

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Many countries claim to be the fashion capital of the world. London boasts its Cool Britannia look, Milan is devoted to trend setting high fashion, and New York turns city streets into catwalks of effortless style.

But there is another city to consider; one that is synonymous with chic, classy fashions and a refined, stylish lifestyle. No fashion house can consider itself successful until it has an office in Paris, or until its designs are sold in boutiques on the Champs-Élysées.   more ...

  Are You Ready For Life In Rural France?

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Romantic wannabe expats who have read A Year in Provence or watched Chocolat one too many times may be swept away with the daydream notion of moving to rural France.

The French countryside is a gorgeous place to be; from the hedgerows of the Normandy farmland to the rugged Alsace and the gently rolling hills of Champagne. As the second largest country in Europe, behind the Ukraine, France enjoys a wide variety of landscapes within its 644,000 square kilometres.   more ...


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