What changes in France in February 2022?
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What changes in France in February 2022?

France begins to lift its Covid restrictions in February and there are also school holidays, financial changes and a festival of delicious crêpes, to name just a few events in a packed month.

Why is it so hard to translate French swearing?

Why is it so hard to translate French swearing?

France down to last 500 post-Brexit residency applications

France down to last 500 post-Brexit residency applications

France outlaws ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ people

France outlaws ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ people

The rules Swiss cross-border shoppers in France and Italy should know
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The rules Swiss cross-border shoppers in France and Italy should know

EU countries agree to simplify travel rules with Covid certificates

EU countries agree to simplify travel rules with Covid certificates

French Word of the Day: Tartufferie
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French Word of the Day: Tartufferie

Five tech solutions to make your international life easier

Five tech solutions to make your international life easier

If you live abroad or frequently cross borders, staying on top of everything in your personal and working life can be challenging. But in today’s world, there are a host of innovative technologies that can help you to simplify things. 

Living in Europe: five tips for using your consumer power

Living in Europe: five tips for using your consumer power

Have an impact: five ways to shape a better world in 2022

Have an impact: five ways to shape a better world in 2022

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LATEST: How visitors from outside the EU can access the French health pass
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LATEST: How visitors from outside the EU can access the French health pass

If you're planning a trip to France you will need the vaccine pass to access venues including bars, cafés and tourist sites, but getting this if you were vaccinated outside the EU, Schengen zone or UK can be complicated. Here's how it works.

UPDATED: Everything you need to know about travel between France and the UK
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UPDATED: Everything you need to know about travel between France and the UK

The video series shining a light on personal European stories

The video series shining a light on personal European stories

Every day we are confronted with news and views on the many issues that concern us in 21st century Europe. But as a new year begins, could it be time to get a fresh perspective on some of those big topics, whether it's migration, climate change or political polarisation?

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What to do if you have missed France’s Brexit residency deadlines

What to do if you have missed France’s Brexit residency deadlines

Since Brexit, there have been big changes for Brits living in France, and the French government has put in place a number of deadlines for paperwork - with those deadlines now passed, what should you do if you missed them?

Can I take French meat, cheese and wine into the UK in 2022?
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Can I take French meat, cheese and wine into the UK in 2022?

OPINION: Covid may yet play one last trick on Macron and France

OPINION: Covid may yet play one last trick on Macron and France

Emmanuel Macron and the French government face a difficult choice over their Covid restrictions, and the considerations are more than just health-related, says John Lichfield.

OPINION: French village mayors could sink Zemmour’s presidential bid

OPINION: French village mayors could sink Zemmour’s presidential bid

French Expression of the Day: En temps voulu
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French Expression of the Day: En temps voulu

French President Emmanuel Macron uses this expression all the time and you can too if you want to develop a slightly mysterious, teasing air . . .

French Word of the Day: Petit pain
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French Word of the Day: Petit pain

Top tips for Americans who want to retire to Paris
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Top tips for Americans who want to retire to Paris

Many Americans dream of retiring to the French capital but once the dreaming ends the tough reality of paperwork and house-hunting begins. We asked relocation experts and readers of The Local for their top tips for moving to Paris as an American.

How to apply for a French visa as a US citizen
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How to apply for a French visa as a US citizen

EXPLAINED: Rules on recycling in France
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EXPLAINED: Rules on recycling in France

France has an extensive programme of recycling, from daily household waste to items including old clothes, furniture and batteries. But you'll need to know where to leave your waste to make sure that it gets recycled.

Marriage rights and ketchup laws: 6 essential articles for life in France

Marriage rights and ketchup laws: 6 essential articles for life in France

Paperwork and shots: How to bring a pet to France from the USA
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Paperwork and shots: How to bring a pet to France from the USA

Does it make financial sense to get married in France?
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Does it make financial sense to get married in France?

‘It’s duck cold!’: How the French complain about winter weather
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‘It’s duck cold!’: How the French complain about winter weather

During the chilly winter season, you may well have heard the phrase 'Il fait un froid de canard' - here are some of our favourite animal-related French phrases that will come in handy during winter.

From De Gaulle to Macron: A history of French presidential swearing

From De Gaulle to Macron: A history of French presidential swearing

Reader question: Can I get a Covid vaccine as a tourist in France?
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Reader question: Can I get a Covid vaccine as a tourist in France?

As France introduces a strict vaccine pass system for entry to many everyday venues such as cafés and bars, several readers have asked us if they can be vaccinated or get a booster while in France on holiday.

Vaccine pass for visitors in France – your questions answered

Vaccine pass for visitors in France – your questions answered

Reader question: How can I add a non-EU booster shot to my French health pass?
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Reader question: How can I add a non-EU booster shot to my French health pass?