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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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Expat Focus Columnists - France
Kim Defforge
Stephanie Dagg

  An Expat Guide To The Arrondissements Of Paris

Articles - France

In every major city in the world it’s possible to find at least one confused-looking visitor, staring with furrowed brow into a crumpled map. It’s not always easy to find your way around a strange town, especially if all the landmarks are spread out all over it.

Paris on the other hand has an elegant solution: divide the city up into neighbourhoods and give each its own purpose and character.   more ...

  Interview With Rosemary Border Rabson

Articles - France

Rosemary, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be an expat.

Everyone calls me Rosy. I am Rosemary Margaret and narrowly escaped being christened Margaret Rose after the Little Princess. I am 72 and have been married to John Rabson for 43 years. I have worked as an Open Competition civil servant, a teacher of English as a foreign language, a lawyer and most of all a jobbing wordsmith.   more ...

  Ten French Foods You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Articles - France

French cuisine has a reputation across the world for being influential on modern Western cuisine, for being some sort of pinnacle of food as art, and sometimes for being plain weird. Even among people who don’t know or care too much about food, the mention of French cuisine will evoke certain ideas and dishes. Whether you think of croissants, bœuf bourguignon, or frogs’ legs, you’ll immediately think of something. Nonetheless, there are plenty of French dishes that remain relatively unknown.   more ...

  20 Surprising Facts About France

Articles - France

For centuries, France has been a leading political power and a global centre of culture that has made major contributions to the fields of science, philosophy and the arts. Even today, it remains one of the most powerful countries in the world, with a major influence on global affairs, arts, and culture. Because of its long and varied history, there are a number of quirky facts about France that you may not come across in your average guide book.   more ...

  Living French: One Girl’s Struggle

Articles - France

First, let me paint you a picture… of a very capable, very confident young english woman living in France, who has conquered parking in very tiny spaces, mastered most of the accepted french hand gestures, perfected her ‘moelleux chocolat’, and has an A-Level in french don’t you know!

So finding the pneumologist’s office in a french hospital should be easy, yes? Having rehearsed the line all the way there in the car all that was needed was the finest “Fleur Delacour” accent and all would be well… ‘Je cherche le noomologeeste, s’il vous plait.’ The lady at the help desk looks at me… tut… so I show her the letter with the appointment on it…. ‘Ah le Pnoomolog!!’   more ...


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