Airbnb, the 90-day rule, and festivals: 6 essential articles for life in France

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Airbnb, the 90-day rule, and festivals: 6 essential articles for life in France
Music fans at the Rock en Seine music festival. (Photo by Anna KURTH / AFP)

This week’s must-reads from The Local include answers to common questions on the EU’s 90-day rule, when not to contact a French bureaucrat, 26 of the country’s best summer festivals, how to avoid holiday-wrecking roaming charges, rules on taking French food back to the US, and advice for anyone wanting to Airbnb their French property.


The EU/Schengen area's '90-day' rule is a complicated one that causes much confusion for travellers - here we answer some of the most common questions from readers of The Local.

Your key questions answered about the Schengen area's 90-day rule

If you're calling a French office, particularly if you have a complicated request and need the person on the end of the phone to help you, there are some times best avoided.

The times to avoid when calling a French office

France really comes alive in the summer, with events and festivals great and small taking place the length and breadth of the country - here's our pick for the summer of 2023.

26 festivals and events to enjoy this summer in France

If you're visiting France from outside the EU you risk running up a huge phone bill in roaming charges - but there are ways to keep your internet access while avoiding being hit by extra charges.

How to avoid huge 'roaming' phone bills while visiting France


Whether you're taking home a little taste of France at the end of a trip or want to introduce your American friends and family to the delights of French cheese, sausage and wine - here's what US customs regulations say.

What are the rules on bringing cheese, meat and wine to the US from France?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and the 2024 Paris Olympics have got many people wondering about whether they could earn some extra cash renting out their homes to sports-mad tourists - but it's important not to fall foul or local rules on registration and taxes.

So you want to Airbnb your French property during the Olympics?


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