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.

France - Discussion Forum - Latest Posts

  Brits in France, could you help me?
  The Ultimate To-Do List For Expats In The South Of France
  A Gluten-Free Guide To Paris
  The Expat Tenant's Guide To Renting Property In France
  May in the Morvan
  Annecy/Aix-en-Provance: moving with kids: seeking advice
  A Brief Guide To Expat Pension Plans In France
  A Expat Guide To Tax In France
  How Changes To The European S1 Scheme May Affect You

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Stephanie Dagg

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

Articles - France

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 renowned Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, which take place during the second half of May. The weather is warmer during this time and the crowds of tourists start to fade away.   more ...

  A Gluten-Free Guide To Paris

Articles - France

Paris is synonymous with croissants, croques monsieur, palmiers and pains au chocolat. This isn’t such good news for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. However, upon doing a little bit of research, it is possible to find a number of gluten-free treats in this beautiful city. In fact, apart from the baguette that accompanies every meal, much of the French diet is relatively gluten-free.   more ...

  The Expat Tenant's Guide To Renting Property In France

Articles - France

It is possible to enlist a real estate expert to help in finding a home that will meet requirements; this is particularly useful for expat families looking for a property in big cities, for example.

The property professional in France will have in-depth knowledge of the rental market and understand the renting process so the move runs smoothly - and it's also a great help for those who cannot speak French fluently.   more ...

  A Brief Guide To Expat Pension Plans In France

Articles - France

French pension rules are complex and have been changed in recent years – and more changes are planned.

Typically, a French pension is available to those expats who have lived and worked in the country for a number of years and meet a set of conditions.

The French social security system, or sécurité sociale, is the fund into which all employees in France must pay into before they can claim a pension.   more ...

  A Expat Guide To Tax In France

Articles - France

This guide contains information on the following taxes:

• Income Tax - Currently no PAYE system (due to be introduced in 2018)
• Social security contributions (which will be automatically deducted by employer from your wage)
• Inheritance tax
• Tax on Goods and Services (VAT)
• Capital gains tax   more ...


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