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.

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

Tick tock: 15 French expressions for talking about time

Tick tock: 15 French expressions for talking about time

France to host meeting between Russian and Ukrainian officials

France to host meeting between Russian and Ukrainian officials

UK to end ‘Day 2 test’ requirement for travellers from Europe

UK to end ‘Day 2 test’ requirement for travellers from Europe

Vaccine pass for visitors in France – your questions answered

Vaccine pass for visitors in France – your questions answered

The French ‘concession’ to encourage unvaccinated to get their first dose

The French ‘concession’ to encourage unvaccinated to get their first dose

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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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

As France lifts its strict travel restrictions for the UK, here's what you need to know about the rules for travel in both directions.

France places Australia on orange list for travel

France places Australia on orange list for travel

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: Ligne de crête
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French Expression of the Day: Ligne de crête

This is a good word to know because everyone in life faces difficult decisions at one point or another.

French Expression of the Day: Gros poisson
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French Expression of the Day: Gros poisson

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

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

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

From the step-by-step process to getting a visa to the financial benefits of getting married via some of the more bizarre laws in the French statute books, here's our pick of six articles that will help you to better understand 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?

Inheritance tax to virtual reality: 6 essential articles for life in France

Inheritance tax to virtual reality: 6 essential articles for life 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: 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?

Booster shots are now required in order to have a valid health or vaccine pass in France, but is it possible to add booster shots received in the USA, Canada or other non-EU countries to the French health pass?

Reader question: How can people who cannot be vaccinated use France’s vaccine pass?

Reader question: How can people who cannot be vaccinated use France’s vaccine pass?

Reader question: Can unvaccinated children travel to France?
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Reader question: Can unvaccinated children travel to France?