IBCP: the International Baccalaureate your child needs for a 21st century career

IBCP: the International Baccalaureate your child needs for a 21st century career

Is your child getting the education they need to help them succeed in life? With the pace of change today, it's worth finding out about the little-known (but fast-growing) International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP).

How an original application can get you into a top university

How an original application can get you into a top university

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Can tourists use France’s health passport to access museums, cafés and trains?
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Can tourists use France’s health passport to access museums, cafés and trains?

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?

How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport
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How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport

How tourists and visitors in France can get a Covid test
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How tourists and visitors in France can get a Covid test

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.

Reader question: Do I still have to self-isolate  in France even if I am fully vaccinated?
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Reader question: Do I still have to self-isolate in France even if I am fully vaccinated?

Reader question: Can expired UK driving licences be swapped for French ones?
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Reader question: Can expired UK driving licences be swapped for French ones?

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.

EXPLAINED: How to swap your UK driving licence for a French one under the new system
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EXPLAINED: How to swap your UK driving licence for a French one under the new system

OPINION: Macron is now coercing the French into getting vaccinated – and it seems that they like it

OPINION: Macron is now coercing the French into getting vaccinated – and it seems that they like it

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.

OPINION: The real ‘trashing’ of Paris is not cycle lanes and benches, but gentrification

OPINION: The real ‘trashing’ of Paris is not cycle lanes and benches, but gentrification

French word of the day: Chauffard
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French word of the day: Chauffard

If you're fed up of French drivers, then this is the word for you.

French phrase of the day: Des trous dans la raquette
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French phrase of the day: Des trous dans la raquette

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

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.

EXPLAINED: How to access France’s €20k property renovation grants
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EXPLAINED: How to access France’s €20k property renovation grants

How you could get help to cover back to school expenses in France

How you could get help to cover back to school expenses in France

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.

Why your latest electricity bill in France could be eye-wateringly high

Why your latest electricity bill in France could be eye-wateringly high

Why more cities across France are imposing 30 km/h speed limits

Why more cities across France are imposing 30 km/h speed limits

EXPLAINED: What Brits in France need to do with their UK driving licences

EXPLAINED: What Brits in France need to do with their UK driving licences

Language dilemmas: How can I stop French people switching to English?

Language dilemmas: How can I stop French people switching to English?

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.

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

Reader question: Do I need to change the address on my carte de séjour if I move house?
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Reader question: Do I need to change the address on my carte de séjour if I move house?

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.

Can families with unvaccinated children holiday in France this summer?
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Can families with unvaccinated children holiday in France this summer?

Can American visitors use vaccine passports for travel or leisure in France?
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Can American visitors use vaccine passports for travel or leisure in France?