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10 ways expats' French dreams can turn into a nightmare

The fantasy of moving to France to start a new life turns into a nightmare for many expats. While most people, after the normal teething problems with bureaucracy or the language, will settle in fine, for many the transition to a Gallic way of life proves to be a little rockier than anticipated. Others end up realising they simply took the wrong path. While the same can to some degree be said for expats moving to any country abroad, one factor that causes many foreigners' dreams to fade on this side of the Channel is that the romantic image of France can be very different to the reality. Andrew, a volunteer from expat listening line SOSHelp breaks down the reasons why many foreigners in France end up calling out for help.

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