What changes in France in October 2021?
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What changes in France in October 2021?

With changes to health passports and post-Brexit rules for Brits, tax deadlines and wine sales, there's a lot going on in France this October.

France to make tips paid by card tax free

France to make tips paid by card tax free

France to end free Covid tests for all in October

France to end free Covid tests for all in October

EXPLAINED: Just how strict are France’s privacy laws?

EXPLAINED: Just how strict are France’s privacy laws?

Getting a French visa – what paperwork comes next?
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Getting a French visa – what paperwork comes next?

Five things to know about the new ‘direct train’ from London to French ski resorts

Five things to know about the new ‘direct train’ from London to French ski resorts

Fury over ‘wall of shame’ built to block Paris crack users

Fury over ‘wall of shame’ built to block Paris crack users

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?

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

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a visa to France
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EXPLAINED: How to apply for a visa to France

Getting a French visa is a complicated affair and navigating the rules regulating the process can be something of a headache. Hopefully, this step-by-step guide will make things a little easier.

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

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: Faire le plein
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French phrase of the day: Faire le plein

This has become a lot more expensive lately.

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

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: I’ve only had one vaccine dose in France after Covid recovery so what are my travel options?
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Reader question: I’ve only had one vaccine dose in France after Covid recovery so what are my travel options?

In France the vaccination policy is that if you have previously had Covid and recovered, you only need a single dose of the vaccine - but not all countries accept this as 'fully vaccinated', leading to problems travelling.

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

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

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?