Popular tourist destinations in the south of France are seeing a concerning rise in Covid-19 cases, and local authorities are having to take measures to mitigate the strain on hospitals.
France is a dream destination in which to live and work for many around the world. But if you're a newcomer, it can take time to adjust to a new way of life and sort out all the basics. Here are some of the key steps you need to take care of.
This summer will see a major expansion of France's health passport scheme, with the pass needed to access a wide rage of sites including bars cafés, museums, tourist sites and coach or train travel - but how can people not resident in France access the passport?
Officially anyway, tourists in France can exchange their vaccination certificates for a French health pass at certain pharmacies, but many have struggled to do it. Here's how to go about it according to someone who has managed it.
If you're visiting France you may need to present a negative Covid test at the border, but chances are you will also need one to return to your home country, so here's how non-residents can get a Covid test while they are in France.
Good news! A post-Brexit deal was finally agreed in June 2021 that permits Britons living permanently in France to swap their driving licences for a French one.
Previously reliant on people volunteering to be vaccinated, the French government has now introduced two measures that are more coercive - compulsory vaccines for health workers and restricted access to everyday venues like cafés for the non-vaccinated. John Lichfield examines how this announcement has gone down.
It's beautiful and fascinating and unique but one thing France is rarely accused of being is easy to understand. For newbies there can be some surprising culture shocks, so here are some tips to make your life in France a little easier.
The rentrée scolaire in September can be an expensive time of your for parents in France. That's why the French government helps around 3 million families to cover back-to-school costs - here's what you need to know.
Some people might be relieved when English is spoken, but it can be frustrating if you're keen to try out your French. We asked French language expert Camille Chevalier-Karfis for some tips to stop this happening.
Non-EU citizens, including Britons, living permanently in France who do not have dual nationality of another EU country are required to hold a residency permit, known as a carte de séjour.