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UPDATE: What you need to know about UK driving licences in France after Brexit and photocard expiry rules
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UPDATE: What you need to know about UK driving licences in France after Brexit and photocard expiry rules

The UK government has updated its Brexit information for those British nationals living in France with UK driving licences, including crucial details for those with whose photocard licences that are nearing expiry.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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French police seize illegal euthanasia drugs in raids

French police seize illegal euthanasia drugs in raids

French police carried out nationwide raids on Tuesday to seize dozens of bottles of a suspected illegal barbiturate often used by people intent on performing assisted suicides or euthanasia, prosecutors said.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Carte de séjour: France launches website for British citizens to apply for residency

Carte de séjour: France launches website for British citizens to apply for residency

The new French government website that allows British people to apply online for residency has launched. Here's what we know about it.

Five reasons to study luxury brand management in Paris

Five reasons to study luxury brand management in Paris

If you dream of working for luxury brands like Saint Laurent and Dior, ESSEC Business School in Paris may well be your next destination.

 
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Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

In the case of a no-deal Brexit, certain groups of British people will need to prove that they have full health insurance. With the government's new residency site now up and running, we take a look at what exactly a French mutuelle involves.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children
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Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

When asked why they dream of moving to France, many people say that it's about a better quality of life for their family - but just how easy is it to uproot children to a foreign country? We asked those who have done it to explain the challenges, the benefits and offer some crucial advice.

Marseille puts the brakes on scooter chaos with licence restrictions

Marseille puts the brakes on scooter chaos with licence restrictions

Marseille has become the first major European city to restrict licences for electric scooter firms, granting just three companies licences to operate within the city.

Film blog: The 20 best French back-to-school movies

Film blog: The 20 best French back-to-school movies

As France settles back into work again after the long summer break, our friends at Lost in Frenchlation have put together a list of the best French back-to-school movies.

Oh là là - How to really use the best three words in French

Oh là là - How to really use the best three words in French

If there are three words you need in France they are "Oh là là" (nope not Ooh la la), explains our guest blogger, because they can be used in so many ways.

Why you might be due a refund from the French taxman

Why you might be due a refund from the French taxman

A total of 6.3 million people in France are due a refund on their taxes, the government has announced.

International students in France handed court victory over plan to hike tuition fees

International students in France handed court victory over plan to hike tuition fees

International students coming to France have received a legal boost with a ruling against a planned hike in tuition fees.

Where in France are the most jobs available?

Where in France are the most jobs available?

The number of jobs available is at a record high across France and is still growing fast, but it is in the Paris and the Lyon regions that by far the most are available - half of the total number.

France sees 'positive momentum' for Brexit deal

France sees 'positive momentum' for Brexit deal

France welcomed on Tuesday the "positive momentum" in talks aimed at securing a deal on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union, an aide to President Emmanuel Macron said.

Send us your news story tips from around France

Send us your news story tips from around France

If you spot a news story from around France that you think would interest our readers please share with us here.

French dining etiquette: How much should you tip your waiter or waitress?
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French dining etiquette: How much should you tip your waiter or waitress?

In some countries not tipping is practically an act of war, while in others leaving cash can cause offence - so what does etiquette dictate around leaving a tip in France?

French expression of the day: Poule mouillée
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French expression of the day: Poule mouillée

With a touch of the schoolyard about it, this is a particularly good French insult that is safe for both work and play.

Property prices in French cities continue to soar

Property prices in French cities continue to soar

Lyon, Nantes, and Toulouse are rising rapidly, with Paris remaining by far the most expensive place to buy a flat or house.

My French Business: Fly fishing and well-being in rural northern France

My French Business: Fly fishing and well-being in rural northern France

This week's My French Business features a unique spot in idyllic rural northern France for those seeking rest, relaxation and perhaps a bit of fly fishing. James Hughes tells us about La Cascade, and offers some crucial advice for anyone setting up business in France.

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in France
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18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in France

These are the French food and drink habits you're sure to make your own when you live here.