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How To Find An Apartment In Cannes

Monday June 17, 2019 (14:26:26)

The French port of Cannes is a legendarily lovely place to live, with its silver screen associations and glamorous image. For many people, it’s the first place that comes to mind when they think of the South of France: yachts, beaches, sophisticated dining and shopping as well as the classic Mediterranean climate. It’s a place for which many people have a hankering – but is that just a pipe dream? How easy is it to find accommodation in the town?   more ...

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How Will The New Carte De Sejour Rules Affect You?

Monday June 10, 2019 (18:15:49)

As Brexit continues to loom, it is strongly suggested that UK passport holders living in France apply for a carte de séjour (French residency permit). This is not a current legal requirement, but if this is done before Brexit, it will give you the right to remain in France. This is a good time to apply for the permit as not many people are doing so right now.   more ...

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How Might The Changes To France's Taxation System Affect You?

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:49:34)

A new year brings new changes to the French Tax system. They are not as dramatic as they have been in some previous years, but there are still some significant changes.   more ...

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How Might The Changes To France's Pension Reforms Affect You?

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:13:38)

The French government is in the process of a total pension revamp. Currently, there are two main compulsory pension plans: ARRCO and AGIRC. AGIRC applies primarily to white-collar employees, while ARRCO applies mostly to blue-collar staff. These French pension plans are funded by employer and employee social security contributions. Pension benefits for public sector workers are worked out based on salary during the last six months before retirement. In the private sector, pensions are based on the salary average over the last 25 years of service.   more ...

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How To Insure Your Pet In France

Monday March 25, 2019 (19:22:30)

As expats, we know that each move to a new country means mountains of research and paperwork. You’ll have to open new bank accounts, fill in forms, and take out new insurance policies. If you’re shopping for insurance abroad, you need to have an idea of which providers to get quotes from, as well as the difference in services between your current country and your new home.   more ...

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What Documentation Will You Need To Stay In France Following Brexit?

Thursday December 20, 2018 (19:56:01)

Brexit: it’s been the topic on everyone’s minds ever since Article 50 was triggered by Theresa May on March 29th, 2017. As the UK’s date to leave the European Union (EU) draws closer, speculation over what will happen with regards to trade, healthcare and visa agreements rages on.   more ...

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An Expat Guide to Car Insurance In France

Thursday November 01, 2018 (14:19:16)

Moving abroad can be confusing at the best of times. There’s so much to learn with regards to properties, locations and culture – and that’s before you add in the paperwork!   more ...

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Taxe Foncière And Taxe d'Habitation: What Expats Need To Know

Wednesday September 26, 2018 (15:14:23)

We know that one of the pitfalls of expat life can be wrapping your head around the taxes and paperwork of your new home country. Let’s face it, taxes can be complicated enough even if you’ve lived in the same country for your whole life! So getting used to a whole new system that works in an totally different way is (unsurprisingly) going to be a bit of a learning curve.   more ...

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UK Expat Buying Property In France? Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:11:46)

Despite uncertainties over Brexit, buying property in France remains a popular choice for British expats, whether as a permanent residence, an investment property, or a holiday home. In some regions, property is substantially cheaper than in the UK and British people are still welcome; for instance, the Occitanie area is home to a high proportion of British expats.   more ...

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Ten Signs You've Been Living In Paris For Too Long

Wednesday August 22, 2018 (12:42:58)

Few cities have the romantic allure of the City of Lights. The French capital has made names, broken hearts and inspired geniuses. Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and George Orwell all found their artistic feet in Paris, the city they adopted as home.   more ...