EXPLAINED: Is your name ‘French enough’ for France?

EXPLAINED: Is your name ‘French enough’ for France?

A new web tool allows people living in France to check if their first name is 'French enough' and suggests a Francophone alternative for people with unacceptably foreign names.

IN PICTURES: Macron unveils wrapped Arc de Triomphe

IN PICTURES: Macron unveils wrapped Arc de Triomphe

EXPLAINED: The new rules on VAT on parcels in France
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EXPLAINED: The new rules on VAT on parcels in France

The 5 French habits that everyone should adopt

The 5 French habits that everyone should adopt

Thinking of setting up a business in France? Here’s where to look for help
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Thinking of setting up a business in France? Here’s where to look for help

‘Not too complicated but quite expensive’ – getting a French visa as a Brit
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‘Not too complicated but quite expensive’ – getting a French visa as a Brit

France’s one-off €100 energy grant for low-income households

France’s one-off €100 energy grant for low-income households

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

From the pandemic to political shocks, we've come to expect the unexpected. But what are the big trends that will shape your quality of life and your career in Europe this decade? We take a look with some help from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The secret to studying an MBA flexibly from your mobile phone

The secret to studying an MBA flexibly from your mobile phone

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France bans unvaccinated visitors from the USA

France bans unvaccinated visitors from the USA

The French government has added the USA and Israel to its orange list for travel - meaning that tourists will only be allowed in if they are fully vaccinated.

Covid-19 health pass: Travel warning over October family holidays in France

Covid-19 health pass: Travel warning over October family holidays in France

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

Ever found pursuing an international career creates certain challenges when it comes to communication – or, should we say, miscommunication? Two experts at the University of Cambridge guide you through how to become a better communicator and avoid the pitfalls of international workplaces.

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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?

Being fully vaccinated gives you various benefits - apart from the obvious one of protection from developing the most serious forms of Covid - but do you still need to follow the rules on self-isolation in France?

How unvaccinated people can use France’s health passport
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How unvaccinated people can use France’s health passport

The key documents for British people in France after Brexit

The key documents for British people in France after Brexit

Since January 2021, some British nationals in France have an unusual status, so proving your rights may require certain key documents.

Travel to France: What has changed since Brexit?

Travel to France: What has changed since Brexit?

OPINION: Who are really the rudest – the French, tourists or Parisians?

OPINION: Who are really the rudest – the French, tourists or Parisians?

What is the price of rudeness? Between 90 centimes and €1.40, according to a sign in a café close to my home in the beautiful hills of Calvados.

OPINION: Macron’s health passport is an unsung triumph for France

OPINION: Macron’s health passport is an unsung triumph for France

French phrase of the Day: Cadeau du ciel
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French phrase of the Day: Cadeau du ciel

A lovely expression which we hope you’ll have plenty of opportunities to use. 

French word of the Day: Bite
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French word of the Day: Bite

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

From how to find a builder to the property trend of treehouses, stay up to date with The Local's guide to the latest news around French property.

French building boom leads to shortage of builders for property renovation projects

French building boom leads to shortage of builders for property renovation projects

From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local
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From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local

From “schmolitz” to “panosse”, some words and phrases common in the French-speaking part of Switzerland are different from their equivalents used in France. Here is the vernacular you should master if you live in Suisse Romandie.

France’s regional languages: How Occitan made our French household trilingual

France’s regional languages: How Occitan made our French household trilingual

Reader question: Who runs Paris while Hidalgo runs for French presidency?

Reader question: Who runs Paris while Hidalgo runs for French presidency?

The news that Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has formally launched her bid to become president of France in 2022 has sparked all sorts of political analysis, but one reader asked us who runs Paris in the meantime?

Reader question: Can Brits living in France spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?
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Reader question: Can Brits living in France spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?

Reader question: Can I use my French vaccine certificate access bars and restaurants in Switzerland?
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Reader question: Can I use my French vaccine certificate access bars and restaurants in Switzerland?