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Annecy/Aix-en-Provance: moving with kids: seeking advice

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Annecy/Aix-en-Provance: moving with kids: seeking advice

Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:31 am

Dear All

We are a family of 4 and have 2 kids ages 2.5 and 4.5 years old. We will be spending next year in France and have an option to stay either in Aix-en-Provence or Annecy. We are US citizens but also hold EU passports. We won't be working in France. I hope you can help me answer the following questions:

Schools - we are looking to enroll our children in preschool/kindergarden. Preferably public (they both are fluent in French). How does the school enrollment work? What documents do we need (lease, immunization records, IDs..anything else? When do we need to apply? If we miss the application deadline can we still get in? (we most likely be moving in August but it might be September)

Is Aix or Annecy a better place to live with kids? I appreciate any info about these two cities

Apartment - could you recommend a local property agent (in both towns) who could help us secure an apartment?

I very much appreciate your help

Jane

 

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Re: Annecy/Aix-en-Provance: moving with kids: seeking advice

Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:31 pm

- JaneTesa

Dear All

We are a family of 4 and have 2 kids ages 2.5 and 4.5 years old. We will be spending next year in France and have an option to stay either in Aix-en-Provence or Annecy. We are US citizens but also hold EU passports. We won't be working in France. I hope you can help me answer the following questions:

Schools - we are looking to enroll our children in preschool/kindergarden. Preferably public (they both are fluent in French). How does the school enrollment work? What documents do we need (lease, immunization records, IDs..anything else? When do we need to apply? If we miss the application deadline can we still get in? (we most Simulation Regroupement de prêt likely be moving in August but it might be September)

Is Aix or Annecy a better place to live with kids? I appreciate any info about these two cities

Apartment - could you recommend a local property agent (in both towns) who could help us secure an apartment?

I very much appreciate your help

Jane


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Re: Annecy/Aix-en-Provance: moving with kids: seeking advice

Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:54 pm

Aix - Baking hot in summer, easy access to the beautiful Provence countryside, probably less of interest for kids, apart from the Med being an hour away.
Annecy: Access to great skiing in winter, the lake in Summer, superb cycling, basically, shedloads for kids to do outdoors year round. Geneva airport has much better links year round than the Southern airports of Marseille or Nice where many flights are Summer only. Also, Geneva is a great City for cultural activities.

 

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