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.Renovation of a Derelict House in Brittany France
The dream of every British gent and dame seems to be of leaving the rat race behind and moving to a gently run-down fermette, a home to restore to the original splendor of earlier years. Jenny and John bought a one-way ticket and are living the rêve in Brittany and sharing their considerable practical experience in restoring and renovating a B&B, alongside a fair few expat tips.
Wannabe Super Maman's Franglais
Fran is a loud and proud working Mum to her two children (known under the pen names of Super Petit Garçon, who is three, and Super Petite Fille who is one). Sharing her Franglais life on the other side of the channel from her British roots, Wannabe Super Maman is a flurry of beautifully expressed adventures of the French education system; pregnancy in France; raising babies and toddlers in France; English activities for bilingual kids in France and expat life situated in a quiet corner of France.
Belle Provence Travel
Written in a friend-next-door tone, it is hard not to be drawn into Belle Provence Travels. Featuring the stunning produce of Provence, a glass of pink wine or two and the hilarious ‘You might be living in France if…’ series of blog posts, the smile of Caliifornian born Tuula is infectious, as is reading her blog.
Oui in France
A self-confessed ‘enthusiastic American’, Diane draws fascinating contrasts between her native New Jersey and the home of the (Tour de France) yellow Jersey. With musings on the – at times – perplexing differences, healthy living tips and a divine Cavalier King Charles spaniel who frequents her posts, this is a blog to watch.
La Vie En C-Rose
CatherineRose’s beautifully bright and welcoming corner of the internet is an intriguing mix of musings on visas and jobs, her initial woes as a poor English teacher and her current travels around the continent. Her posts include expat tips, suggestions to the French government of the American foods that need to be imported, and her experience of travelling solo.
Theo & Cindy's Great European Odyssey
Embracing a new challenge as they stride into their retirement years, Theo and Cindy have left America to enjoy the sunshine of France. Roadtripping their way around the beautiful countryside with their gorgeous canine companions, they are indulging in their love for interior decoration in the great playground of French beauty.
Lost in Cheeseland
Warning: Lost in Cheeseland is a blog that may cause credit cards to bounce out of wallets and book trips celebrating the joie de vivre in France. Lindsay is Parisien transplant from Philadelphia, and her blog is a cornucopia of incredible photography, expat love and adventures in her adoptive country.
Brenna In France
Brand new expats Brenna and her family are sharing their experience of moving from Florida to surburban France. With adventures in learning French, settling into the expat way of life, non-refridgerated milk and the bureaucracy of banks, they are a long, wonderful way from alligator country.
David Lebovitz sparkles with je ne sais quoi, there is no other way to put it. With an infectious joy for life, an insatiable lust for gourmet cuisine and a fantastically earthy sense of realism, his blog reflects his bubbly personality and charts his exploration of France via the kitchen. As an American, his recipes are written in dual measurements – isn’t it funny the small things that help expats?
Shopaholic from Home
Full of incredible tips – especially valuable for new occupants of Lyon – Aga is a shopaholic who has lived there for over a year and shares her shopping tricks and finds. Her pages include top ten tips to getting settled and meeting people in Lyon, the relationship between French people & chocolate, and practical language tips.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in France, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!