Calendar: What happens and when in the 2022 French presidential election campaigns
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Calendar: What happens and when in the 2022 French presidential election campaigns

When France heads to the polls in April 2022 to pick a new president, it will be the culmination of a long and complicated process which is already underway. These are the key dates of the coming months.

Who are the Harkis and why are they still a sore subject in France?

Who are the Harkis and why are they still a sore subject in France?

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)

Covid-19 classroom closures falling across France

Covid-19 classroom closures falling across France

France to expand low-cost Ouigo train services

France to expand low-cost Ouigo train services

Nuit Blanche 2021: What’s in store on Paris’s sleepless night?

Nuit Blanche 2021: What’s in store on Paris’s sleepless night?

Mildew attack devastates French Champagne harvest

Mildew attack devastates French Champagne harvest

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

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

As the deadline for Brits in France to have applied for residency fast approaches, there are groups out there who can help anyone struggling with the process.

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?

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 banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

Getting a mortgage in France is about to become more difficult, as limits on who is eligible and how long they can borrow for are set to become legally enforceable from January 1st, 2022.

French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France’s favourite seaside town
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French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France’s favourite seaside town

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?