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'They make France what it is': The importance of the French village mayor
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'They make France what it is': The importance of the French village mayor

There are over 35,000 mayors in France, and over half of them oversee villages of less than 500 people. But what exactly do they do?

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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Three things we learned from France's World Cup final win

Three things we learned from France's World Cup final win

France are world champions for a second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia's energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling World Cup final 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday.

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.

 
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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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The 10-point checklist: What to do to get that job in France
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The 10-point checklist: What to do to get that job in France

If you want to find a job in France, you should really make sure you’re ticking all these boxes. Here’s how.

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French property of the week: Stunning stone house at heart of perched village in Provence

French property of the week: Stunning stone house at heart of perched village in Provence

Do you fancy living in a beautiful village with magnificent views over the Provence countryside? If so, then this property could be for you.

French language eyes 'le comeback' as Britain leaves EU

French language eyes 'le comeback' as Britain leaves EU

Once upon a time speaking French was easy in Brussels, but things have changed.

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Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?
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Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?

There are a few thousand Australians in France and probably a few more we don't know about. Here's where you're most likely to find them.

Myth or reality: A Parisian tells the truth about those Paris clichés

Myth or reality: A Parisian tells the truth about those Paris clichés

Paris comedian Julie Collas sets the record straight about a few of the clichés around Parisians and the city they inhabit.

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15 special sites to visit in France before the world finds out

15 special sites to visit in France before the world finds out

Here's a look at 15 sites in France that are well worth a visit before the whole world hears about them.