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The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about
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The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about

The cost of setting a up a new life in France does not just add up to your new home and the ferry or flight tickets.

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Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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The 'crimes' foreigners are bound to commit in France
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The 'crimes' foreigners are bound to commit in France

Whether it’s because you’re abroad and misbehaving or you just haven’t had time to go over the French Penal Code, here are some offenses foreigners in France are prone to committing on a regular basis. What else could we add?

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Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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Insects in Orangina: French public warned of hidden animal traces in everyday foods

Insects in Orangina: French public warned of hidden animal traces in everyday foods

You might want to check the food labels a little more carefully next time you visit a French supermarket.

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Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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Studying in France? Sign up for half price membership of The Local

Studying in France? Sign up for half price membership of The Local

We want students to be able to read all the articles we produce about studying and living in France so have created a special half price membership offer. Read on for more information.

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Anyone who says learning a foreign language is easy is pulling your leg. But if you commit to learning every day, find the right combination of teachers (and technology), you can speak a new tongue in just three months.

 
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'If you're willing': Macron criticised for advice to French job-seeker

'If you're willing': Macron criticised for advice to French job-seeker

President tells gardener to find a job in a restaurant.

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The reason international students are flocking to the French city of Lyon

The reason international students are flocking to the French city of Lyon

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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Which yoga class is right for you? A guide for aspiring yogis

Which yoga class is right for you? A guide for aspiring yogis

This week, our fitness fan introduces you to the many different kinds of yoga so that you can find your perfect class.

 
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French Property of the Week: A restored chateau in rural western France

French Property of the Week: A restored chateau in rural western France

If you fancy living an aristocratic lifestyle or simply use it as a thriving business then you need to take a closer look at this magnificent chateau in western France and all that comes with it.

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Could working at The Local be the next big step in your career?

Could working at The Local be the next big step in your career?

Meet two of The Local’s Key Account Managers, Anna Agebjörn and Nils Rosvall, and find out what it’s like to work for one of Europe’s leading sources of international news in English.

 
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French Word of the Day: 'Ça y est!'

French Word of the Day: 'Ça y est!'

You'll use this term on a daily basis in France so it's one you need to know.

How France plans to transform its struggling health system

How France plans to transform its struggling health system

From medical assistants to medical deserts. Here's what the government plans to do.

Brexit: Brits in France must start preparing for the worst

Brexit: Brits in France must start preparing for the worst

Brits living in France might still be hoping for the best, but it's time to prepare for the worst.

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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Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Picasso

Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Picasso

More than 300 works from two key periods in Pablo Picasso's early years go on display in Paris on Tuesday, the first time they have been brought together in the city where the Spanish master took his first steps toward revolutionary new territories of modern art.