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France to launch free school breakfasts in fight against poverty

France to launch free school breakfasts in fight against poverty

The plan is to make sure poorer children are not starting the school day hungry, enabling them to stay focused on their work throughout the morning.

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

Test your knowledge of healthcare costs around the globe. You might be surprised by how much even a routine procedure like a root canal could set you back!

 
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Ten key French phrases that will make you sound like a local
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Ten key French phrases that will make you sound like a local

These 10 expressions will help you add the native touch to your spoken French skills.

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream’.

 
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Why the French dream of living in rural France (but are unlikely to make the move)
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Why the French dream of living in rural France (but are unlikely to make the move)

The French dream of living in rural France but there are many reasons why most won't take the plunge.

OPINION: Macron failed to do a De Gaulle on Britain. But why did he even try?

OPINION: Macron failed to do a De Gaulle on Britain. But why did he even try?

French President Emmanuel Macron misread the mood of the EU, over-estimated his influence and let his arrogance and inexperience take over, writes John Lichfield.

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn’t dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you’ve got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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My French Business: Feature your business on The Local France

My French Business: Feature your business on The Local France

If you have set up an interesting business in France and want to tell one million readers about it then you can feature it in our My French Business section. Read on for more details.

Why a French drug dealer in a clown mask set up an online raffle

Why a French drug dealer in a clown mask set up an online raffle

Police have opened an investigation into an online raffle organised by drug dealers for their customers in Grenoble, southeast France, prosecutors announced on Wednesday.

Embassy to host Brexit outreach evening for worried Britons in France

Embassy to host Brexit outreach evening for worried Britons in France

The British embassy in Paris will be holding an outreach evening for British citizens worried about their status after Brexit.

 Woman's death casts shadow over France's anti-fuel tax road blockades

Woman's death casts shadow over France's anti-fuel tax road blockades

A protester was accidentally killed and more than 220 injured as tens of thousands of people blocked roads during demonstrations over high fuel prices in France on Saturday.

QUIZ: Do you know France well enough to become French?
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QUIZ: Do you know France well enough to become French?

Take the quiz and see whether you'd have a chance of qualifying for French citizenship.

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

The 'yellow vests' might be getting most of the coverage but they aren't the only ones protesting in France at the moment, with French high school students jumping on the bandwagon to vent grievances of their own.

French Word of the Day: or

French Word of the Day: or

So many meanings, so little time. Do you know all the ways the word 'or' can be used in French?

Tell us: What can you do to find work in France before you arrive?

Tell us: What can you do to find work in France before you arrive?

What are the things you can do to help you find employment in France even before you get on the plane?

Paris average rent tops €1,000 - and that's just for a studio apartment

Paris average rent tops €1,000 - and that's just for a studio apartment

After Paris smashed its 'glass ceiling' on property prices, now average rent for a studio apartment has topped €1,000 a month.

How mastering the French language really messes up your English
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How mastering the French language really messes up your English

So you've mastered French, but now it's time to learn English all over again.

The downsides of living in a small town in France

The downsides of living in a small town in France

More people say they prefer to live in small French town than of France's big cities or the countryside but there are a few downsides when it comes to quality of life.

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.

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Known as the 'gastronomic capital of France', Lyon is the country's third largest city. We asked our Lyon-based readers to tell us the best - and worst - things about living and working in the city.