How Brexit might affect you in France and how to react

Oliver Gee
Oliver Gee - [email protected]
How Brexit might affect you in France and how to react
All photos: AFP

If you've got British/French connections, then here's our guide to how the Brexit vote might affect you and some guidance on options you might want to explore.


The Local has published Brexit-related stories almost daily for weeks. Here is a collection of the most relevant stories about how the vote may affect you and how you van react to it.
Those involved in British businesses in France were told to keep the stiff upper lip and carry on as normal when The Local spoke to Olivier Campenon, the new president of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce.
We also talked to British business owners about how they're being affected, with one electrician saying he was feeling the pinch already. 
Mixed reaction from the French as UK votes for Brexit
Many Brits in France will no doubt explore the possibility of becoming a French citizen. 
Here's some guidance on how to do it. 
One way to ensure that you (as a Brit) can stay in France without problems is to get hold of a permanent resident permit. 
Here's how to get the card, known as a "Carte de résident permanent" in France. 

Brexit: How to get permanent residency in France

The value of the pound has tumbled against the euro, with some experts predicting the two currencies could end up at parity. Here's how the falling currency can have a huge impact on the lives of expats in the EU.
British pound falls again and heads for parity against euro
The only thing certain about the Brexit vote is that Britons in France are asking a lot of questions about the future.
Here's a closer look at some of these, from jobs to roaming charges and from pensions to pets. 

Readers fed up with all the negativity about the Brexit vote have asked us to try and put some positive spin on the result of the Brexit referendum and the economic fall out.
It has not been easy, but we've had a go - here's everything we could think of that might spell good news for the Brits living in France. 
Brits can expect a tougher road if they want to move to France, not least because the fall of the pound has made property a lot more expensive.
We spoke to some experts about how finding a dream home in France might be scuppered after the Brexit vote. 
We talk to the Brits behind "Remain In France Together", a Facebook group created after the referendum for Brits in France to tackle the post-Brexit mess.
The group originally was a means for Brits in France to "let off steam", but within 48 hours it sparked "a clear demand for action", the group founder told The Local. 
Worried Brits in France unite online after Brexit vote
From the City of London to migrants, here's what the French president and his government believe will be some of the major knock-on effects of Brexit.
We talked to members of the French community who call the UK home, many of whom shared feelings of anger, fear, and confusion after the vote. And they never even got a say.
French in UK: 'Brexit vote is clearly against foreigners'


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also