International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

If you’re following an international career path, what are the key ingredients in your recipe for success? Not so long ago, it would have been all about your qualifications and past experience. Today, the crucial question is: 'Do you have a growth mindset or are you stuck with a fixed mindset?'

Missing the UK? Here’s the must-have app keeping you connected to the things you love

Missing the UK? Here’s the must-have app keeping you connected to the things you love

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Will France have a normal ski season this year?
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Will France have a normal ski season this year?

After a disastrous two years, the French ski industry has picked itself up and is preparing for the 2021/22 season. Here's how things will look this year.

What Americans in France can do if health pass doesn’t arrive in time
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What Americans in France can do if health pass doesn’t arrive in time

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

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The key documents for British people in France after Brexit

The key documents for British people in France after Brexit

Since January 2021, some British nationals in France have an unusual status, so proving your rights may require certain key documents.

What changes for Brits in France in 2022?

What changes for Brits in France in 2022?

ANALYSIS: Why the new fishing row between France and UK could get nasty

ANALYSIS: Why the new fishing row between France and UK could get nasty

The latest flare-up over the UK's refusal to grant fishing licences to French vessels could be solved in an afternoon with a bit of commonsense. But with more than fish at stake, it could also take a more sinister turn, warns John Lichfield.

OPINION: Zemmour won’t worry Macron, but he should worry France

OPINION: Zemmour won’t worry Macron, but he should worry France

French phrase of the day: Je dis ça, je dis rien
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French phrase of the day: Je dis ça, je dis rien

For when there’s something you know you shouldn’t say, but you just can’t help yourself.

French phrase of the day: A cheval
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French phrase of the day: A cheval

The hidden costs of owning property in France
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The hidden costs of owning property in France

One thing that house-hunters in France often notice is the cheap property prices - those €50,000 châteaux for example - but there are quite a few hidden costs to buying and owning property in France.

French property roundup: €10k grants and getting a builder’s estimate
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French property roundup: €10k grants and getting a builder’s estimate

Bikes, gig tickets and holidays: Seven things the French government might pay for
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Bikes, gig tickets and holidays: Seven things the French government might pay for

Living in France does have its drawbacks, among them a hefty tax bill for most people. But there are also plenty of perks, including the free stuff that the French government give you. Here's a roundup of just some of the things that you may be entitled to claim.

Taxes to TV: 6 essential articles about life in France

Taxes to TV: 6 essential articles about life in France

Living in France: Six essential articles to read
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Living in France: Six essential articles to read

Moving house in France is easier than you think

Moving house in France is easier than you think

12 popular French films that teach you something about France
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12 popular French films that teach you something about France

Mention French cinema and people tend to think of serious arthouse fare - but actually France has produced some great funny, romantic or even trashy films that nonetheless tell you something about the country. Here's a few of our favourites.

The nine noises that will make you sound like a true French speaker

The nine noises that will make you sound like a true French speaker

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?