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The Expat Focus Guide To Healthcare In France

Thursday November 10, 2016 (20:32:29)
(c) George Hodan
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 ...

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Beyond The Burkini Ban: Muslimah Fashion And French Law

Sunday October 09, 2016 (17:54:32)

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 ...

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Ten Historic Villages You Must Visit While Living In France

Wednesday October 05, 2016 (13:46:51)
(c) Jean-Pol GRANDMONT on Wikipedia
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 ...

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

Friday September 16, 2016 (16:31:40)
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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 ...

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Are You Ready For Life In Rural France?

Wednesday June 01, 2016 (14:00:42)
(c) Andrea
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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France - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday May 17, 2016 (12:06:21)
(c) Kashif Pathan on Flickr
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 ...

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An Expat Guide To The Arrondissements Of Paris

Friday February 12, 2016 (17:17:29)
© Christophe Meneboeuf
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 ...

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Interview With Rosemary Border Rabson

Thursday January 28, 2016 (15:31:16)

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 ...

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Ten French Foods You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Tuesday January 12, 2016 (14:51:35)
© Mark Mitchell
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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20 Surprising Facts About France

Saturday November 07, 2015 (17:32:40)
Image © Massimo Relsig
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 ...