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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
  

  Are You Ready For Life In Rural France?


Articles - France

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 ...

  France - Recommended Blogs


Articles - France

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at France and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

  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 ...

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