Expat France


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

  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

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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 ...

  5 Things No One Tells You About Living In Paris

Articles - France

Living in Paris is like a dream come true for many expats. Every year, thousands of foreigners from Europe and America move to the “city of love” to live out their fantasy. The weather, scenic beauty and rich culture are some of the main factors that attract people to this place.

However, Paris isn’t just about romantic walks and drinking wine; like any other place, life in this city has its pros and cons.   more ...

  Five Things To Avoid Doing When You Move To France

Articles - France

In spite of its reputation as a place where people can be cold and unwelcoming, France is actually a wonderful place to live. The food, the wine, and the French countryside are all fantastic, and the French people are great if you get to know them and show a little patience and initiative yourself. They’re not as instantly friendly and gregarious as certain other cultures can be towards expats, but with time, you can certainly form friendships and maintain a level of warmth with casual acquaintances.   more ...

  Fed Up Of Life In France As An Expat? Try These Suggestions!

Articles - France

Expats sometimes experience a feeling of being fed up with the expat life, and many may yearn to return home. Although not all expats go through this, it can crop up suddenly, especially among those who have been living abroad for some time.

If you’re living in France and getting that feeling of expat fatigue, don’t leave just yet. Try these suggestions and you just might change your mind.   more ...


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