OPINION: Macron got concessions for France from Biden in the wake of submarine row

OPINION: Macron got concessions for France from Biden in the wake of submarine row

After almost a week of newspaper headlines, diplomatic gestures and finally a phone call, John Lichfield looks at how the Australian submarine crisis has played out for Emmanuel Macron.

German elections ‘could stall Macron and France’s EU ambitions’

German elections ‘could stall Macron and France’s EU ambitions’

Where Brits in France can get help with post-Brexit residency card applications

Where Brits in France can get help with post-Brexit residency card applications

Should France lower the speed limit on motorways?

Should France lower the speed limit on motorways?

French word of the Day: Prime
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French word of the Day: Prime

Artisan ales: How France became a nation of beer lovers

Artisan ales: How France became a nation of beer lovers

Can second-home owners in France get a carte de séjour?
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Can second-home owners in France get a carte de séjour?

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

From the pandemic to political shocks, we've come to expect the unexpected. But what are the big trends that will shape your quality of life and your career in Europe this decade? We take a look with some help from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Should students take the lead in planning a school’s strategy? This Austrian school says yes

Should students take the lead in planning a school’s strategy? This Austrian school says yes

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EXPLAINED: How does France’s Covid traffic light system for travel work?
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EXPLAINED: How does France’s Covid traffic light system for travel work?

France uses traffic light classification for Covid-19 travel restrictions. Here's how it works depending on whether countries are classed green, orange or red.

MAP: Which countries has France placed on its red list for travel?

MAP: Which countries has France placed on its red list for travel?

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

Ever found pursuing an international career creates certain challenges when it comes to communication – or, should we say, miscommunication? Two experts at the University of Cambridge guide you through how to become a better communicator and avoid the pitfalls of international workplaces.

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Reader question: Do I still have to self-isolate in France even if I am fully vaccinated?
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Reader question: Do I still have to self-isolate in France even if I am fully vaccinated?

Being fully vaccinated gives you various benefits - apart from the obvious one of protection from developing the most serious forms of Covid - but do you still need to follow the rules on self-isolation in France?

How unvaccinated people can use France’s health passport
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How unvaccinated people can use France’s health passport

What happens to Brits in France who don’t register for residency before September 30th?

What happens to Brits in France who don’t register for residency before September 30th?

The final deadline is fast approaching for UK nationals who moved to France before December 31st 2020 to make their application for residency. But what happens to people who don't apply in time?

What changes for Brits in France on October 1st?

What changes for Brits in France on October 1st?

OPINION: 24 years after I first reported on wolves in France, they are at my door in Normandy

OPINION: 24 years after I first reported on wolves in France, they are at my door in Normandy

As a newly-arrived reporter in France in the 1990s, John Lichfield wrote about the presence of wolves in the French Alps. Twenty four years later, they have arrived in his home region of Normandy.

OPINION: Who are really the rudest – the French, tourists or Parisians?

OPINION: Who are really the rudest – the French, tourists or Parisians?

French phrase of the day: Feuille de chou
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French phrase of the day: Feuille de chou

The French love their food metaphors, but this one isn't particularly flattering.

French phrase of the day: Voyons voir
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French phrase of the day: Voyons voir

Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)
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Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)

If you dream of moving to France, then you may need to start thinking about boring practicalities like visas, residency cards and health insurance. But none of these are insurmountable problems - here's our guide to moving to France and ensuring that you can (legally) stay here.

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local
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From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local

From “schmolitz” to “panosse”, some words and phrases common in the French-speaking part of Switzerland are different from their equivalents used in France. Here is the vernacular you should master if you live in Suisse Romandie.

France’s regional languages: How Occitan made our French household trilingual

France’s regional languages: How Occitan made our French household trilingual

Reader question: Who runs Paris while Hidalgo runs for French presidency?

Reader question: Who runs Paris while Hidalgo runs for French presidency?

The news that Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has formally launched her bid to become president of France in 2022 has sparked all sorts of political analysis, but one reader asked us who runs Paris in the meantime?

Reader question: Can Brits living in France spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?
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Reader question: Can Brits living in France spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?

Reader question: Can I use my French vaccine certificate access bars and restaurants in Switzerland?
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Reader question: Can I use my French vaccine certificate access bars and restaurants in Switzerland?