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How To Insure Your Pet In France

Posted by: Scar on Monday March 25, 2019 (19:22:30)   (175 Reads)
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 ...

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

Posted by: Scar on Thursday December 20, 2018 (19:56:01)   (1079 Reads)
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 ...

An Expat Guide to Car Insurance In France

Posted by: Scar on Thursday November 01, 2018 (14:19:16)   (1011 Reads)
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 ...

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

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday August 22, 2018 (12:42:58)   (1099 Reads)
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 ...

A Vegetarian Guide To Paris

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday July 11, 2018 (11:52:52)   (1325 Reads)
Paris has changed. The city looks much the same as it has for the past 100 years, but the French capital is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance when it comes to the humble vegetable. What once was a destination recognised for being one of the most difficult places in the world to be vegetarian or vegan now boasts a booming veggie scene.    more ...

The Unwritten Rules Of Living In Paris

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 04, 2018 (12:22:55)   (1932 Reads)
Ah Paris, the city of sophistication. The everlasting location of romance, elegance and good taste. The muse of great artists and writers, the resting place of musicians and philosophers.

The city of lights might have a bright reputation, but the drab reality of daily life can come as a disappointment to new arrivals. Finding out that perfect Paris is actually just as prone to traffic jams and litter as any other big city can cause expats to ...    more ...

Challenges Expats Face In France And How To Address Them

Posted by: Scar on Thursday November 30, 2017 (15:15:56)   (3481 Reads)
There are probably very few people who have taken the leap to move to a new country that could tell you it was all smooth sailing from start to finish. No matter how well prepared you are, you are bound to face a few challenges or obstacles at some point during your life as an expat. That should by no means put you off the thought of moving, as the enriching experience of living in a new place and meeting new people will outweigh the hiccups and ...    more ...

Top Tips For Expats Moving To France

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday May 30, 2017 (11:25:16)   (3727 Reads)
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As with all overseas assignments, research before moving to France is key and a short trip to learn more about a potential destination will be well advised.

In addition, it is also good advice that anybody thinking of moving to France on a long-term basis should make some effort to learn the language; French is the only official language and though many people can speak English, making the effort to converse in French will pay dividends.    more ...

An Expat Guide To The Regions Of France

Posted by: Scar on Thursday May 25, 2017 (13:32:59)   (2553 Reads)
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Thinking of moving to France? You'll join the many expats that have settled there. Whether it's the scenic coast line, gorgeous countryside, the lifestyle or the delicious French cuisine that has prompted you take the plunge, you’ll be glad you’ve made that brave decision to make your dreams become reality. Below is a simple guide to varying costs and locations to help you decide where to reside.    more ...

The Ultimate To-Do List For Expats In The South Of France

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 19, 2017 (16:44:27)   (1972 Reads)
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The South of France is the home of some of the most scenic places in the world. Besides the popular cities such as Cannes and Nice, there are also other lesser known, but equally picturesque areas in the region.

The best time to visit the South of France is during the summer or between May and September. The restaurants and hotels stay open and many of the attractions adhere to high-season hours. Many visit the South of France for the renowne ...    more ...