Brits in France given extension to deadline for post-Brexit residency cards

Brits in France given extension to deadline for post-Brexit residency cards

An extension has been announced to the deadline by which all Brits in France must be in possession of a residency card - although the deadline to have made the application remains Thursday.

Five things to know about France’s victory in the ‘World Cup of cooking’

Five things to know about France’s victory in the ‘World Cup of cooking’

What changes in October if you’re travelling from France to the UK
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What changes in October if you’re travelling from France to the UK

How to book that ‘Day Two’ Covid-19 test if you’re travelling from France to the UK

How to book that ‘Day Two’ Covid-19 test if you’re travelling from France to the UK

France to experiment with keeping school classes open even with a Covid case

France to experiment with keeping school classes open even with a Covid case

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?

French word of the day: Guéguerre
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French word of the day: Guéguerre

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

What changes for Brits in France in 2022?

What changes for Brits in France in 2022?

Brits living in France have faced big changes since the UK left the EU, and several deadlines have been extended. Here's what you need to know.

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

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: Le cœur y est
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French phrase of the day: Le cœur y est

If you prefer to avoid physical contact, but don't want to offend anyone, use this phrase instead.

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

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

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

Citizens of non-EU countries will need a visa if they want to move to France or spend long periods of time here. But people fondly imagining that the paperwork is all finished once they get their visa may be in for a disappointment.

Covid-19 classroom closures falling across France

Covid-19 classroom closures falling across France

Why Americans are finding it more difficult to open bank accounts in France

Why Americans are finding it more difficult to open bank accounts in France

Vide grenier and brocante: The written and unwritten rules of France’s second-hand sales
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Vide grenier and brocante: The written and unwritten rules of France’s second-hand sales

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: Why is a married woman’s maiden name such a big deal in France?
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Reader question: Why is a married woman’s maiden name such a big deal in France?