Living in France: Six essential articles to read
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Living in France: Six essential articles to read

From valuable tips for buying a house to getting health cover and how to drink coffee the French way, here are six essential articles to read about living in France.

Moving house in France is easier than you think

Moving house in France is easier than you think

EXPLAINED: Who has to pay France’s TV licence?
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EXPLAINED: Who has to pay France’s TV licence?

Getting a French visa – what paperwork comes next?
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Getting a French visa – what paperwork comes next?

Covid-19 classroom closures falling across France

Covid-19 classroom closures falling across France

Why Americans are finding it more difficult to open bank accounts in France

Why Americans are finding it more difficult to open bank accounts in France

Vide grenier and brocante: The written and unwritten rules of France’s second-hand sales
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Vide grenier and brocante: The written and unwritten rules of France’s second-hand sales

Reader question: Why is a married woman’s maiden name such a big deal in France?
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Reader question: Why is a married woman’s maiden name such a big deal in France?

How to get through France’s hunting season ‘without being shot’
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How to get through France’s hunting season ‘without being shot’

Wild boar, fast internet and kindly neighbours – why small-town France has the best of all worlds

Wild boar, fast internet and kindly neighbours – why small-town France has the best of all worlds

Vendange: What you really sign up for when you agree to help with the French wine harvest

Vendange: What you really sign up for when you agree to help with the French wine harvest

Everything you need know about installing a swimming pool at your French property
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Everything you need know about installing a swimming pool at your French property

What changes about life in France in September 2021?
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What changes about life in France in September 2021?

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

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

Why ‘la rentrée’ means so much more in French than a new school year
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Why ‘la rentrée’ means so much more in French than a new school year

La Rentreé : How schools in France will operate under new four-tier Covid protocol

La Rentreé : How schools in France will operate under new four-tier Covid protocol

Carte de séjour: This is how the residency card website works for Brits in France

Carte de séjour: This is how the residency card website works for Brits in France

These are the 29 stationery items your child will need for school in France

These are the 29 stationery items your child will need for school in France

Everything you need to know about taking the train in France
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Everything you need to know about taking the train in France

Seven key things to know about French unemployment benefits

Seven key things to know about French unemployment benefits

The perks and benefits that employees in France enjoy
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The perks and benefits that employees in France enjoy

Discover 13 of France’s most beautiful villages, plus the town the French love the best

Discover 13 of France’s most beautiful villages, plus the town the French love the best

The French holiday calendar for 2021
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The French holiday calendar for 2021

Update: Macron U-turn on Contrôle Technique for motorbikes

Update: Macron U-turn on Contrôle Technique for motorbikes

How you could get help to cover back to school expenses in France

How you could get help to cover back to school expenses in France

Why your latest electricity bill in France could be eye-wateringly high

Why your latest electricity bill in France could be eye-wateringly high

Why more cities across France are imposing 30 km/h speed limits

Why more cities across France are imposing 30 km/h speed limits

Living in France: Three key steps to help you settle in faster
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Living in France: Three key steps to help you settle in faster

EXPLAINED: What Brits in France need to do with their UK driving licences

EXPLAINED: What Brits in France need to do with their UK driving licences

Calendar: School and public holidays in France in 2022
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Calendar: School and public holidays in France in 2022

France to drop face mask rules where health passport is in use

France to drop face mask rules where health passport is in use

Reader question: What do I do if I lose my carte de séjour?
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Reader question: What do I do if I lose my carte de séjour?

EXPLAINED: How France’s reinforced health passport system will work
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EXPLAINED: How France’s reinforced health passport system will work

Covid fourth wave: What can we expect from Macron’s Monday TV appearance?

Covid fourth wave: What can we expect from Macron’s Monday TV appearance?

Carte de séjour: What offences can lose you your right to live in France?
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Carte de séjour: What offences can lose you your right to live in France?

Only 25% of France’s nightclubs expected to reopen as owners judge health passport rules ‘too strict’

Only 25% of France’s nightclubs expected to reopen as owners judge health passport rules ‘too strict’

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week

What changes in France in July 2021?
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What changes in France in July 2021?

Can I get vaccinated while on holiday in France?
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Can I get vaccinated while on holiday in France?

Fact check: Can you get a Covid-19 vaccine without an appointment in France?

Fact check: Can you get a Covid-19 vaccine without an appointment in France?

Does it matter if your French Covid vaccination certificate is in your maiden name?
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Does it matter if your French Covid vaccination certificate is in your maiden name?

France doubles its paternity leave allowance

France doubles its paternity leave allowance

Start of week of rolling transport strikes in France
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Start of week of rolling transport strikes in France

Restaurants, festivals and crowds: What changes in France on Wednesday?
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Restaurants, festivals and crowds: What changes in France on Wednesday?

Apéro: All you need to know about the French evening ritual
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Apéro: All you need to know about the French evening ritual

Wills, estates and notaires – what you need to know about French inheritance law
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Wills, estates and notaires – what you need to know about French inheritance law

Post-Brexit deal announced for holders of UK driving licences in France

Post-Brexit deal announced for holders of UK driving licences in France

France ‘invaded’ by hairy, stinging caterpillars
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France ‘invaded’ by hairy, stinging caterpillars

Delta variant: Is France heading for another Covid surge as seen in the UK?
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Delta variant: Is France heading for another Covid surge as seen in the UK?

What you need to know about Covid vaccines for under 18s in France

What you need to know about Covid vaccines for under 18s in France

Tests on the beach, sniffer dogs and tracing: France’s plan to keep Covid under control this summer

Tests on the beach, sniffer dogs and tracing: France’s plan to keep Covid under control this summer

What are the rules on taking your bike on the train in France?
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What are the rules on taking your bike on the train in France?

Curfew, bars and fan zones: What are the rules for watching Euro 2020 matches in France?
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Curfew, bars and fan zones: What are the rules for watching Euro 2020 matches in France?

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week

Curfew, bars, travel and health passports: What rules are in place in France right now?
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Curfew, bars, travel and health passports: What rules are in place in France right now?

Where in France can you travel on public transport for free?
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Where in France can you travel on public transport for free?

QR codes and sign-ins – how France’s reopened restaurants keep track of customers
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QR codes and sign-ins – how France’s reopened restaurants keep track of customers

How to file your 2021 French tax declaration
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How to file your 2021 French tax declaration

On the agenda: Here’s what is happening in France this week
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On the agenda: Here’s what is happening in France this week

What changes in France in June 2021?
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What changes in France in June 2021?

SNCF unveils cheaper prices to tempt customers back to French trains

SNCF unveils cheaper prices to tempt customers back to French trains

What are the rules of having a BBQ in France?
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What are the rules of having a BBQ in France?

The French tax calendar for 2021 – which taxes are due when?
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The French tax calendar for 2021 – which taxes are due when?

France ends extended ‘winter truce’ on evictions

France ends extended ‘winter truce’ on evictions

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

EXPLAINED: How to book an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine in France

EXPLAINED: How to book an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine in France

Bikes, gig tickets and holidays: Eight things the French government might pay for
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Bikes, gig tickets and holidays: Eight things the French government might pay for

French workers to begin returning to offices from June 9th

French workers to begin returning to offices from June 9th

French teens to get €300 to spend on books, music, film or digital products

French teens to get €300 to spend on books, music, film or digital products

How does France’s public holiday count compare to its European neighbours?
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How does France’s public holiday count compare to its European neighbours?

The priority jobs that qualify you for an early vaccine in France

The priority jobs that qualify you for an early vaccine in France

From fish and chips to hot sauce: How foreigners in France preserve their food traditions

From fish and chips to hot sauce: How foreigners in France preserve their food traditions

Pentecost: The French public holiday where people work for free
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Pentecost: The French public holiday where people work for free

EXPLAINED: The rules for France’s reopened cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas and museums
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EXPLAINED: The rules for France’s reopened cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas and museums

Traffic warnings issued in France for Pentecost holiday weekend

Traffic warnings issued in France for Pentecost holiday weekend

Ask the expert: How to fill out each section of the French tax declaration
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Ask the expert: How to fill out each section of the French tax declaration

Covid-19: How safe is it to return to France’s cafe terraces?
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Covid-19: How safe is it to return to France’s cafe terraces?

What changes in France on Wednesday as phase 2 of reopening begins?

What changes in France on Wednesday as phase 2 of reopening begins?

France’s Fête de la musique ‘will go ahead, with masks and a curfew’

France’s Fête de la musique ‘will go ahead, with masks and a curfew’

How France’s Covid ‘health passport’ will work this summer
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How France’s Covid ‘health passport’ will work this summer

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week

Why the holiday weekend could be the perfect time to find a vaccine appointment in France

Why the holiday weekend could be the perfect time to find a vaccine appointment in France

‘Get a Covid vaccine with just a declaration that you have an illness? Surely it can’t be that simple, this is France!’

‘Get a Covid vaccine with just a declaration that you have an illness? Surely it can’t be that simple, this is France!’

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

10 of the best Covid-compliant activities in France this summer

10 of the best Covid-compliant activities in France this summer

How France’s curfew rules will work this summer

How France’s curfew rules will work this summer

Ameli: How to create your online French social security account
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Ameli: How to create your online French social security account

Could France relax Covid face mask rules this summer?

Could France relax Covid face mask rules this summer?

MAP: Where in France are Covid rates falling most rapidly?
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MAP: Where in France are Covid rates falling most rapidly?

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

Lockdown easing: What changes in France on Monday?

Lockdown easing: What changes in France on Monday?

What changes about life in France in May 2021?
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What changes about life in France in May 2021?

France confirms Covid vaccines will be open to all over 18s in June

France confirms Covid vaccines will be open to all over 18s in June

Reader question: Can you get a Covid vaccine in France without a carte vitale?
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Reader question: Can you get a Covid vaccine in France without a carte vitale?

EXPLAINED: How France’s Covid home-testing kits work

EXPLAINED: How France’s Covid home-testing kits work

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week

Travel, concerts or bars – which activities could require a vaccine passport in France?
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Travel, concerts or bars – which activities could require a vaccine passport in France?

What to expect as French PM set to announce easing of lockdown

What to expect as French PM set to announce easing of lockdown

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

The vocab you need to understand French taxes
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The vocab you need to understand French taxes

Reader question: Where can I find professional help with the French tax declaration?
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Reader question: Where can I find professional help with the French tax declaration?

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

UPDATE: These are the deadlines as the 2021 French tax declarations open

UPDATE: These are the deadlines as the 2021 French tax declarations open

How France is making renting property (a bit) easier

How France is making renting property (a bit) easier

Reader question: When can I travel more than 10km from home during France’s ‘partial lockdown’?
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Reader question: When can I travel more than 10km from home during France’s ‘partial lockdown’?

What parents in France need to know about school closures and the help they can get

What parents in France need to know about school closures and the help they can get

Reader question: Can I travel to a different part of France for the Easter weekend?
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Reader question: Can I travel to a different part of France for the Easter weekend?

Easter holidays in France: What are the rules and the French government’s advice?

Easter holidays in France: What are the rules and the French government’s advice?

How to claim the cost of language or driving lessons from the French government
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How to claim the cost of language or driving lessons from the French government

What changes about life in France in April 2021
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What changes about life in France in April 2021

Living in France: What are the advantages of getting an EU passport?
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Living in France: What are the advantages of getting an EU passport?

Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France
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Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France

Will France really be ‘back to normal’ by mid April?

Will France really be ‘back to normal’ by mid April?

Reader question: Can second-home owners in France claim tax rebates for 2020?
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Reader question: Can second-home owners in France claim tax rebates for 2020?

EXPLAINED: How to appeal against a French speeding ticket
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EXPLAINED: How to appeal against a French speeding ticket

EXPLAINED: Why does France have so many pharmacies?

EXPLAINED: Why does France have so many pharmacies?

What changes about life in France in March 2021?
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What changes about life in France in March 2021?

Weekend lockdown in Paris would be ‘inhumane’, says mayor Hidalgo

Weekend lockdown in Paris would be ‘inhumane’, says mayor Hidalgo

France postpones regional elections until June due to Covid

France postpones regional elections until June due to Covid

Why even the French can’t explain when Bonjour becomes Bonsoir

Why even the French can’t explain when Bonjour becomes Bonsoir

Why getting a mortgage in France is about to get more difficult

Why getting a mortgage in France is about to get more difficult

Has the sacred French lunch break really been destroyed by Covid?

Has the sacred French lunch break really been destroyed by Covid?

Four years and €1,800: What foreigners should know about the French driving test?

Four years and €1,800: What foreigners should know about the French driving test?

Mass testing v lockdown: How France and Germany’s approaches to Covid radically diverged

Mass testing v lockdown: How France and Germany’s approaches to Covid radically diverged

Banlieue boom: Suburbs’ property prices soar as Parisians continue to flee the city

Banlieue boom: Suburbs’ property prices soar as Parisians continue to flee the city

French court blocks museum openings in southern France, citing Covid rules

French court blocks museum openings in southern France, citing Covid rules

Reader question: Is it illegal for my boss to contact me out-of-hours in France?
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Reader question: Is it illegal for my boss to contact me out-of-hours in France?

France extends €900 help scheme for workers on short-term contracts

France extends €900 help scheme for workers on short-term contracts

France legalises employees eating at their desks

France legalises employees eating at their desks

Five things to know about Valentine’s Day in France

Five things to know about Valentine’s Day in France

MAP: The proposed new routes for night trains in France

MAP: The proposed new routes for night trains in France

Reader question: Is there any kind of logic behind France’s school holiday zones?
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Reader question: Is there any kind of logic behind France’s school holiday zones?

10 things the year-long Covid crisis has taught us about France

10 things the year-long Covid crisis has taught us about France

France reinforces testing and self-isolation rules for new Covid variants

France reinforces testing and self-isolation rules for new Covid variants

The real cost of buying a house in France

The real cost of buying a house in France

‘It makes no sense’: French hospital chiefs fear Macron’s lockdown gamble will backfire

‘It makes no sense’: French hospital chiefs fear Macron’s lockdown gamble will backfire

IN DETAIL: Are France’s latest Covid stats good enough to avoid a third lockdown?

IN DETAIL: Are France’s latest Covid stats good enough to avoid a third lockdown?

CEAM: How to get a French European health insurance card

CEAM: How to get a French European health insurance card

Reader question: What’s the difference between French residency and citizenship?
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Reader question: What’s the difference between French residency and citizenship?

France extends winter eviction truce for second year in a row

France extends winter eviction truce for second year in a row

What does it mean in France when you ‘declare on your honour’?

What does it mean in France when you ‘declare on your honour’?

Philosophy, household chores and cheese – what might you be asked in the French citizenship interview?

Philosophy, household chores and cheese – what might you be asked in the French citizenship interview?

Reader Brexit question: Do I need a residency card if I am married to a French person?
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Reader Brexit question: Do I need a residency card if I am married to a French person?

OPINION: The terror of French bureaucracy and why it’s good to have a friend at the local Mairie

OPINION: The terror of French bureaucracy and why it’s good to have a friend at the local Mairie

Am I eligible for French citizenship?
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Am I eligible for French citizenship?

Micro-entrepreneur: How to set up as a small business in France
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Micro-entrepreneur: How to set up as a small business in France

France launches its delayed winter sales

France launches its delayed winter sales

What does it mean that France is extending its state of health emergency until June?

What does it mean that France is extending its state of health emergency until June?

OPINION: Why arguing over the dinner table is a crucial skill in France

OPINION: Why arguing over the dinner table is a crucial skill in France

EXPLAINED: Which types of face mask are now recommended for everyday use in France

EXPLAINED: Which types of face mask are now recommended for everyday use in France

France advises against fabric face masks due to new Covid variants

France advises against fabric face masks due to new Covid variants

MAP: Where to find the Covid vaccine centre closest to you

MAP: Where to find the Covid vaccine centre closest to you

Reader question: Can I get a take away during curfew in France?

Reader question: Can I get a take away during curfew in France?

Reader question: Can foreigners in France get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Reader question: Can foreigners in France get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Reader question: Can foreigners in France get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Reader question: Can foreigners in France get the Covid-19 vaccine?

MAP: The 25 départements in France with a 6pm curfew

MAP: The 25 départements in France with a 6pm curfew

From takeways to coffee cups: Here’s what France’s new anti-waste law means
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From takeways to coffee cups: Here’s what France’s new anti-waste law means

What changes in France in 2021?
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What changes in France in 2021?

What changes about life in France in January 2021?
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What changes about life in France in January 2021?

Why this is a crunch week for Covid-19 restrictions in France

Why this is a crunch week for Covid-19 restrictions in France

New rules and extra charges in sending parcels between UK and France

New rules and extra charges in sending parcels between UK and France

Quatorzaine to glottophobie: The French words of 2020

Quatorzaine to glottophobie: The French words of 2020

How will changes to France’s labour laws affect you in 2021?

How will changes to France’s labour laws affect you in 2021?

EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st
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EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st

OPINION: Why the Paris Oyster Man is the hero who redeemed 2020

OPINION: Why the Paris Oyster Man is the hero who redeemed 2020

France to begin Covid-19 vaccine programme ‘on Sunday’

France to begin Covid-19 vaccine programme ‘on Sunday’

What can you do in France over Christmas under Covid-19 rules?

What can you do in France over Christmas under Covid-19 rules?

These are the ‘best’ cities in France – according to the people who live there

These are the ‘best’ cities in France – according to the people who live there

Black diamonds are forever: The importance of the truffle trade in rural France

Black diamonds are forever: The importance of the truffle trade in rural France

MAP: Where in France are the phone and internet ‘dead spots’?

MAP: Where in France are the phone and internet ‘dead spots’?

What changes about life in France in December 2020?
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What changes about life in France in December 2020?

Seven reasons to move to Montpellier

Seven reasons to move to Montpellier

What you need to know about France’s lockdown rules on sport and outdoor activities

What you need to know about France’s lockdown rules on sport and outdoor activities

REVEALED: Where in France has the lowest cost of living?
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REVEALED: Where in France has the lowest cost of living?

Why Nice beats Paris as the best French city for foreigners to live

Why Nice beats Paris as the best French city for foreigners to live

Are these the most annoying words in the whole French language?

Are these the most annoying words in the whole French language?

UPDATE: Your questions answered about international travel to and from France

UPDATE: Your questions answered about international travel to and from France

From bargain wines to bike-sharing – locals reveal how to live cheaply in Paris

From bargain wines to bike-sharing – locals reveal how to live cheaply in Paris

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

The 12 least touristy parts of France for a peaceful visit this summer
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The 12 least touristy parts of France for a peaceful visit this summer

Attestations: The three permission forms you need in France to leave your home

Attestations: The three permission forms you need in France to leave your home

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

What changes about life in France in November 2020?
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What changes about life in France in November 2020?

IN NUMBERS: Covid-19 deaths, cases and hospital patients in France

IN NUMBERS: Covid-19 deaths, cases and hospital patients in France

Contrôle technique: How to save money on your compulsory French car inspection

Contrôle technique: How to save money on your compulsory French car inspection

ANALYSIS: How long will France’s second lockdown last?

ANALYSIS: How long will France’s second lockdown last?

How to support your local shops in France during lockdown

How to support your local shops in France during lockdown

Why the tabac is essential to life in France – even if you don’t smoke

Why the tabac is essential to life in France – even if you don’t smoke

9 reasons why a French person might be staring at you

9 reasons why a French person might be staring at you

Five tips to avoid getting your bike stolen in Paris

Five tips to avoid getting your bike stolen in Paris

School closures rise in France as government relaxes rules for parents

School closures rise in France as government relaxes rules for parents

Tenants in France to get extra protection over shared energy bills

Tenants in France to get extra protection over shared energy bills

Half of France on ‘orange’ weather alert as temperatures soar

Half of France on ‘orange’ weather alert as temperatures soar

MAP: Where in France has water restrictions in place

MAP: Where in France has water restrictions in place

France clamps down on nuisance calls with new law and steep fines

France clamps down on nuisance calls with new law and steep fines

What changes about life in France in August 2020?
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What changes about life in France in August 2020?

The 10 best French expressions for the everyday exasperation of life

The 10 best French expressions for the everyday exasperation of life

France reveals first measures to combat climate change

France reveals first measures to combat climate change

Studying in France: How will Covid-19 measures affect students in September?

Studying in France: How will Covid-19 measures affect students in September?

Income tax 2020: Who gets a rebate and who might owe money?
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Income tax 2020: Who gets a rebate and who might owe money?

Who will have to pay France’s household tax this year?
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Who will have to pay France’s household tax this year?

MAP: ‘Deadly’ tiger mosquitoes have colonised almost all of Paris region

MAP: ‘Deadly’ tiger mosquitoes have colonised almost all of Paris region

80km/h or 90km/h? Map shows the speed limits in different parts of France

80km/h or 90km/h? Map shows the speed limits in different parts of France

Parents in France urged to avoid 41 sun creams for children

Parents in France urged to avoid 41 sun creams for children

Paris region imposes driving restrictions as pollution levels spike amid soaring temperatures

Paris region imposes driving restrictions as pollution levels spike amid soaring temperatures

Main Paris commuter train line hit by major delays after derailment

Main Paris commuter train line hit by major delays after derailment

The Paris Metro and train disruptions to look out for this summer
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The Paris Metro and train disruptions to look out for this summer

110km/h speed limit in France: Macron delays decision

110km/h speed limit in France: Macron delays decision

A 28-hour work week and vegetarian menus: What France’s citizen’s convention recommends

A 28-hour work week and vegetarian menus: What France’s citizen’s convention recommends

France backtracks from ban on chokeholds by police

France backtracks from ban on chokeholds by police

Dijon rocked by unrest blamed on score-settling Chechens

Dijon rocked by unrest blamed on score-settling Chechens

Racial data proposal sparks new controversy in France

Racial data proposal sparks new controversy in France

Why have police in France thrown down their handcuffs?

Why have police in France thrown down their handcuffs?

As statues tumble across the world Bordeaux opts for info plaques on slaver street names

As statues tumble across the world Bordeaux opts for info plaques on slaver street names

What are the best paying jobs in France?

What are the best paying jobs in France?

Surge in property demand as Parisians flee the capital

Surge in property demand as Parisians flee the capital

Readers recommend: The hidden gems to explore in France this summer

Readers recommend: The hidden gems to explore in France this summer

French workers to get €38 restaurant vouchers

French workers to get €38 restaurant vouchers

‘Not catastrophic’ – France’s summer sales enter final day

‘Not catastrophic’ – France’s summer sales enter final day

France slams Ryanair ‘blackmail’ over job ultimatum

France slams Ryanair ‘blackmail’ over job ultimatum

Using a phone while driving in France could now cost you your licence

Using a phone while driving in France could now cost you your licence

France officially scraps law requiring drivers to keep breathalysers in the car

France officially scraps law requiring drivers to keep breathalysers in the car

What changes about life in France in June 2020
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What changes about life in France in June 2020

EXPLAINED: Why is France’s 35-hour week such a sacred cow?

EXPLAINED: Why is France’s 35-hour week such a sacred cow?

Why France is planning a massive overhaul of its healthcare system

Why France is planning a massive overhaul of its healthcare system

Paris loses top spot as one of world’s most expensive cities

Paris loses top spot as one of world’s most expensive cities

When should you register your child for school in France?

When should you register your child for school in France?

France builds more new homes than any other European country

France builds more new homes than any other European country

French rail operator SNCF posts €800 million loss for 2019

French rail operator SNCF posts €800 million loss for 2019

France’s best villages: 14 hidden gems that the French love
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France’s best villages: 14 hidden gems that the French love

How good does your French need to be to get citizenship?
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How good does your French need to be to get citizenship?

France removes exemption for over 60s as it toughens language levels for citizenship

France removes exemption for over 60s as it toughens language levels for citizenship

What changes about life in France in March 2020
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What changes about life in France in March 2020

REVEALED: A fifth of French men don’t change their underwear every day

REVEALED: A fifth of French men don’t change their underwear every day

The (very complicated) rules for electing the Mayor of Paris

The (very complicated) rules for electing the Mayor of Paris

French fonctionnaires: What are they and who is eligible for the job?
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French fonctionnaires: What are they and who is eligible for the job?

What you need to know about France’s (very complicated) municipal elections

What you need to know about France’s (very complicated) municipal elections

What are the rules for moving to France if you are not from the EU?
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What are the rules for moving to France if you are not from the EU?

French National Service for teenagers – applications now open

French National Service for teenagers – applications now open

Long lunches, daily bread and complaining: The habits you pick up in France

Long lunches, daily bread and complaining: The habits you pick up in France

‘My body, my choice’ – French Muslim women speak out about headscarves

‘My body, my choice’ – French Muslim women speak out about headscarves

French President defends controversial teenager’s right to criticise Islam

French President defends controversial teenager’s right to criticise Islam

Tell us: What new habits have you picked up since moving to France?

Tell us: What new habits have you picked up since moving to France?

How the ‘yellow vests’ made France have a national conversation about police violence
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How the ‘yellow vests’ made France have a national conversation about police violence

These are the French towns benefiting most from the ‘yellow vest’ tax cuts

These are the French towns benefiting most from the ‘yellow vest’ tax cuts

UPDATE: The ‘essential’ reasons people in France can leave their homes during the new lockdown

UPDATE: The ‘essential’ reasons people in France can leave their homes during the new lockdown

Civil unrest and aggressive drivers: What Americans are warned about in France

Civil unrest and aggressive drivers: What Americans are warned about in France

Why the proposed new French law on leave after a child’s death is controversial

Why the proposed new French law on leave after a child’s death is controversial

Living in France: ‘Beware the offers of new heating system installation – they are not all they seem’

Living in France: ‘Beware the offers of new heating system installation – they are not all they seem’

France’s digital minister moves to close the gap between cities and countryside

France’s digital minister moves to close the gap between cities and countryside

Moving to France: Share the highs, lows and what you learned along the way

Moving to France: Share the highs, lows and what you learned along the way

EXPLAINED: Why teaching English in French schools is so difficult
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EXPLAINED: Why teaching English in French schools is so difficult

What changes about life in France in February 2020
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What changes about life in France in February 2020

Why 17 million taxpayers in France will get a pleasant surprise this month

Why 17 million taxpayers in France will get a pleasant surprise this month

How to understand your French payslip
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How to understand your French payslip

The cost of registering a car in France

The cost of registering a car in France

EXPLAINED: What Sweden could teach France about English classes

EXPLAINED: What Sweden could teach France about English classes

Why being a pedestrian in Paris is a high-risk activity

Why being a pedestrian in Paris is a high-risk activity

EXPLAINED: The foreign languages children learn in French schools
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EXPLAINED: The foreign languages children learn in French schools

Quality of life: Why Annecy is the ‘best town in France to live’

Quality of life: Why Annecy is the ‘best town in France to live’

How to get €35 train tickets to travel around France

How to get €35 train tickets to travel around France

Why are French shops asking customers to round up the price of their purchases?

Why are French shops asking customers to round up the price of their purchases?

France’s 2020 census – who will be counted and when?

France’s 2020 census – who will be counted and when?

IN NUMBERS: What you need to know about France’s population

IN NUMBERS: What you need to know about France’s population

MAP: Where in France do people drink the most?

MAP: Where in France do people drink the most?

Why people in rural France might not be getting their mail

Why people in rural France might not be getting their mail

Why you could be fined €135 for buying cigarettes in France

Why you could be fined €135 for buying cigarettes in France

Speed limits, scooters and car bans: What changes on the roads in France in 2020
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Speed limits, scooters and car bans: What changes on the roads in France in 2020

The banks in France that are hiking their fees in 2020 (and by how much)

The banks in France that are hiking their fees in 2020 (and by how much)

Oyster sales banned in northern France over stomach flu contamination

Oyster sales banned in northern France over stomach flu contamination

Revealed: The ‘best companies’ to work for in France in 2020

Revealed: The ‘best companies’ to work for in France in 2020

Five big challenges facing Emmanuel Macron in 2020

Five big challenges facing Emmanuel Macron in 2020

Can British people be blood donors in France?

Can British people be blood donors in France?

Why a wave of ‘neglected’ anti-Asian assaults is causing alarm in France

Why a wave of ‘neglected’ anti-Asian assaults is causing alarm in France

10 of the best things to do in France in 2020

10 of the best things to do in France in 2020

Seven things we learned in France in 2019

Seven things we learned in France in 2019

EU sides with Americans in France in the fight against US tax schemes

EU sides with Americans in France in the fight against US tax schemes

In numbers: Just how much crime is there in France?

In numbers: Just how much crime is there in France?

Why 2020 is a good year for public holidays in France

Why 2020 is a good year for public holidays in France

Climate activists sabotage electric scooters in French cities

Climate activists sabotage electric scooters in French cities

French schools among the most unequal in the world, new report reveals

French schools among the most unequal in the world, new report reveals

Hundreds of fuel stations in France run dry as oil depot blockade continues

Hundreds of fuel stations in France run dry as oil depot blockade continues

How my nickname nearly cost me my French driving licence

How my nickname nearly cost me my French driving licence

What’s in a name? Understanding how to fill out forms in France
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What’s in a name? Understanding how to fill out forms in France

Everything that changes about life in France in December 2019
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Everything that changes about life in France in December 2019

Why France might be banning Black Friday
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Why France might be banning Black Friday

Who are ‘Les Restos du Cœur’ and why are they collecting in French supermarkets?

Who are ‘Les Restos du Cœur’ and why are they collecting in French supermarkets?

Why a French passport is the ‘best’ one to have

Why a French passport is the ‘best’ one to have

France unveils long-awaited plan to fight violence against women

France unveils long-awaited plan to fight violence against women

Flooding in France: What to do if flood waters rise in your area

Flooding in France: What to do if flood waters rise in your area

Five things French residents who work in Switzerland should know

Five things French residents who work in Switzerland should know

France issues fraud warning over dodgy energy renovation companies

France issues fraud warning over dodgy energy renovation companies

Is France moving towards a zero drink drive limit?

Is France moving towards a zero drink drive limit?

What you need to know about France’s winter sales

What you need to know about France’s winter sales

ALERT: Read all our articles on France via The Local’s smartphone apps

ALERT: Read all our articles on France via The Local’s smartphone apps

When do the 2019 Christmas holidays begin in France?
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When do the 2019 Christmas holidays begin in France?

What date does the heating get switched on in apartment blocks in France?

What date does the heating get switched on in apartment blocks in France?

Five major protests planned in France over next four weeks
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Five major protests planned in France over next four weeks

Eight smartphone apps that make life in France a bit easier
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Eight smartphone apps that make life in France a bit easier

Five things to know about Armistice Day in France

Five things to know about Armistice Day in France

French motorway tolls set for further price hike

French motorway tolls set for further price hike

Workplace romance: The rules around dating colleagues in France

Workplace romance: The rules around dating colleagues in France

New guidelines to rules around funerals and registering a death in France

New guidelines to rules around funerals and registering a death in France

Everything that’s changing about life in France in November 2019
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Everything that’s changing about life in France in November 2019

La bise: Who to kiss in France, how many times and on which cheek

La bise: Who to kiss in France, how many times and on which cheek

Workplace medical: Why getting a new job in France ends with you in your underwear
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Workplace medical: Why getting a new job in France ends with you in your underwear

Not many pumpkins but a day off: How the French celebrate Halloween

Not many pumpkins but a day off: How the French celebrate Halloween

Nine maps that explain France’s north-south divide
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Nine maps that explain France’s north-south divide

The new website for claiming back transport costs to medical appointments in France
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The new website for claiming back transport costs to medical appointments in France

How your unemployment benefits will change in France from November 1st
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How your unemployment benefits will change in France from November 1st

Terraces to tipping: The etiquette for visiting a French café
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Terraces to tipping: The etiquette for visiting a French café

Reverse culture shock – what surprises are in store when you leave France?
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Reverse culture shock – what surprises are in store when you leave France?

How much more disposable income will you have under the 2020 French budget?
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How much more disposable income will you have under the 2020 French budget?

Why you might be due a refund from the French taxman

Why you might be due a refund from the French taxman

Rules of identity: What counts as an official form of ID in France?
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Rules of identity: What counts as an official form of ID in France?

Everything that changes about life in France in October 2019
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Everything that changes about life in France in October 2019

French Days are back after lockdown – but what are they?

French Days are back after lockdown – but what are they?

The French tax breaks you could benefit from next year
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The French tax breaks you could benefit from next year

Here’s what the French hate about bureaucracy in France

Here’s what the French hate about bureaucracy in France

Sésame the French horse is on trial… for producing too much manure

Sésame the French horse is on trial… for producing too much manure

Why are French farmers lighting bonfires across the country?

Why are French farmers lighting bonfires across the country?

Delays and cancellations: What you need to know about Tuesday’s French train strikes
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Delays and cancellations: What you need to know about Tuesday’s French train strikes

The secrets to settling in France: Readers reveal their five top tips
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The secrets to settling in France: Readers reveal their five top tips

The ever-growing hidden cost that French property buyers need to know about

The ever-growing hidden cost that French property buyers need to know about

Explained: How France’s rules around electronic cigarettes are different to the US?

Explained: How France’s rules around electronic cigarettes are different to the US?

France judged one of the hardest countries in the world for foreigners to settle in

France judged one of the hardest countries in the world for foreigners to settle in

Five French cities ban synthetic pesticides as anti-chemical movement grows

Five French cities ban synthetic pesticides as anti-chemical movement grows

This is why almost half of the French find tourists annoying

This is why almost half of the French find tourists annoying

The three big names that are promising to make shopping in France cheaper

The three big names that are promising to make shopping in France cheaper

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

Why there could be more hunters out in the fields of rural France this year

Why there could be more hunters out in the fields of rural France this year

Why French ‘poppy protests’ could be taking place monthly in small towns

Why French ‘poppy protests’ could be taking place monthly in small towns

Which vaccinations are compulsory for children in France?

Which vaccinations are compulsory for children in France?

Workers in France face changes to tax rates from September

Workers in France face changes to tax rates from September

Taxe foncière: What exactly is the French property tax and do I have to pay it?
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Taxe foncière: What exactly is the French property tax and do I have to pay it?

Why French school dinners are going vegetarian – at least for one day a week

Why French school dinners are going vegetarian – at least for one day a week

Quacking ducks v neighbours in latest noise row from rural France

Quacking ducks v neighbours in latest noise row from rural France

On the agenda: What’s happening across France this week?

On the agenda: What’s happening across France this week?

Gendarmes to policiers – who does what in the French police force?
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Gendarmes to policiers – who does what in the French police force?

Childcare in France: What are the options and how do you sign up
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Childcare in France: What are the options and how do you sign up

Thieves strike at three French villages and steal the antique church bells

Thieves strike at three French villages and steal the antique church bells

Macron’s surprise new idea for reforming the French pensions system
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Macron’s surprise new idea for reforming the French pensions system

France brings in new measures to crack down on violence in schools

France brings in new measures to crack down on violence in schools

How to avoid typical French tax scams and other frauds

How to avoid typical French tax scams and other frauds

The French school and bank holidays to look forward to this year

The French school and bank holidays to look forward to this year

France’s first Sunday opening of a hypermarket leads to protests

France’s first Sunday opening of a hypermarket leads to protests

Shortage of medicines in France is putting patients at risk, say doctors
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Shortage of medicines in France is putting patients at risk, say doctors

La rentrée: Everything that’s new about schools in France this September
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La rentrée: Everything that’s new about schools in France this September

Dozens of France’s new ‘invincible’ speed cameras have already been vandalised

Dozens of France’s new ‘invincible’ speed cameras have already been vandalised

Is the punching of a Paris protester a one-off or part of a wider problem with French policing?

Is the punching of a Paris protester a one-off or part of a wider problem with French policing?

French mayor in court after banning pesticides near homes in his village

French mayor in court after banning pesticides near homes in his village

From tax to pensions, the most common legal problems in France

From tax to pensions, the most common legal problems in France

Six tasks the French government faces as it returns to work
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Six tasks the French government faces as it returns to work

Assurance habitation: How to get home insurance in France
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Assurance habitation: How to get home insurance in France

Why are French cities full of bins with questions on them?

Why are French cities full of bins with questions on them?

The little-known French beach rule that could net you a €1,500 fine
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The little-known French beach rule that could net you a €1,500 fine

Government steps up measures against nuisance calls on French phones

Government steps up measures against nuisance calls on French phones

French Sunday supermarkets – highly convenient or a ‘dehumanised society’?

French Sunday supermarkets – highly convenient or a ‘dehumanised society’?

QUIZ: How well are you geared up for life in rural France?
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QUIZ: How well are you geared up for life in rural France?

What you need to know before going to a French recycling centre

What you need to know before going to a French recycling centre

The new trend that helps freelancers in France save money and make friends

The new trend that helps freelancers in France save money and make friends

Medical deserts: Why one in three French towns do not have enough doctors
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Medical deserts: Why one in three French towns do not have enough doctors

Americans in France face a struggle with French banking system

Americans in France face a struggle with French banking system

Daily dilemmas: Holidays in Brittany or the Côte d’Azur?

Daily dilemmas: Holidays in Brittany or the Côte d’Azur?

Americans in France: Tell us if you have difficulty with French banks

Americans in France: Tell us if you have difficulty with French banks

How poor public transport in rural France has led to car dependency

How poor public transport in rural France has led to car dependency

The little-known French driving law that could earn you a fine

The little-known French driving law that could earn you a fine

These are the biggest challenges of living in rural France

These are the biggest challenges of living in rural France

‘City dwellers are incapable of living in rural France’: Why anger is growing in the French countryside

‘City dwellers are incapable of living in rural France’: Why anger is growing in the French countryside

Second home owners in France: Can I register a car at my French address?
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Second home owners in France: Can I register a car at my French address?

Why is the French tax man sending out bills for €0?
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Why is the French tax man sending out bills for €0?

What changes about life in France in August 2019
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What changes about life in France in August 2019

French banks could be forced to close 40,000 accounts of ‘accidental Americans’

French banks could be forced to close 40,000 accounts of ‘accidental Americans’

Daily dilemmas: Bordeaux or Burgundy – what French wine should you drink?

Daily dilemmas: Bordeaux or Burgundy – what French wine should you drink?

Daily dilemmas: Channel tunnel v cross Channel ferry

Daily dilemmas: Channel tunnel v cross Channel ferry

Daily dilemmas: Would you shop at markets in France or supermarkets?

Daily dilemmas: Would you shop at markets in France or supermarkets?

Why French women are abandoning topless sunbathing

Why French women are abandoning topless sunbathing

The new rules for gaining a driving licence in France
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The new rules for gaining a driving licence in France

Daily dilemmas: Do you prefer France’s best beaches or its magnificent mountains?

Daily dilemmas: Do you prefer France’s best beaches or its magnificent mountains?

MAP: Where to find the cheapest fuel when you’re driving in France
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MAP: Where to find the cheapest fuel when you’re driving in France

Agenda: Everything that’s happening in France this week

Agenda: Everything that’s happening in France this week

‘Enter at your own risk’: Mayor of French village warns holidaymakers about rural sounds

‘Enter at your own risk’: Mayor of French village warns holidaymakers about rural sounds

Daily dilemmas: Would you prefer life in a French ville or a French village?

Daily dilemmas: Would you prefer life in a French ville or a French village?

What French women are looking for in a lover – according to their tweets

What French women are looking for in a lover – according to their tweets

French workers are highly productive despite short working hours – but for how much longer?

French workers are highly productive despite short working hours – but for how much longer?

Tati owners to close all French stores except one

Tati owners to close all French stores except one

Why is the cost of pork and petrol rising so sharply in France?

Why is the cost of pork and petrol rising so sharply in France?

The six month rule and other things to know about bringing a British car to France
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The six month rule and other things to know about bringing a British car to France

Fears in France over dangers of toxic green algae after man dies

Fears in France over dangers of toxic green algae after man dies

Expat or immigrant – if you’re a foreigner living in France, what are you?
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Expat or immigrant – if you’re a foreigner living in France, what are you?

ANALYSIS: Are traditional French work values on the way out?
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ANALYSIS: Are traditional French work values on the way out?

Why writing French is becoming (even) more complicated – in the name of equality
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Why writing French is becoming (even) more complicated – in the name of equality

Train tickets in France to be sold in tabacs

Train tickets in France to be sold in tabacs

Why you’ll soon have to pay out for homeopathy drugs in France
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Why you’ll soon have to pay out for homeopathy drugs in France

Air travel: Why your flights from France will soon be more expensive

Air travel: Why your flights from France will soon be more expensive

France set to confiscate driving licences from motorists caught using mobile phone
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France set to confiscate driving licences from motorists caught using mobile phone

Teachers’ strike delays final exam results for thousands of French high-school students

Teachers’ strike delays final exam results for thousands of French high-school students

MAP: Where in France has the best standard of living?
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MAP: Where in France has the best standard of living?

MAP: The places in France with a termite problem (and why that’s important)

MAP: The places in France with a termite problem (and why that’s important)

Tell us: What are the best ways to travel around France?

Tell us: What are the best ways to travel around France?

‘Deadly’ tiger mosquitos have now colonised half of France

‘Deadly’ tiger mosquitos have now colonised half of France

Revealed: These are the worst habits of French drivers

Revealed: These are the worst habits of French drivers

What’s on: Ten great things to do in July in France
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What’s on: Ten great things to do in July in France

‘They enrich France’: French minister tries to reassure Brits over Brexit

‘They enrich France’: French minister tries to reassure Brits over Brexit

What you should know about France’s new online hate speech bill

What you should know about France’s new online hate speech bill

Cost of living: How France compares to the UK on everything from restaurants to cars

Cost of living: How France compares to the UK on everything from restaurants to cars

Booze, meals out and clothes: What is expensive in France and how to find a bargain

Booze, meals out and clothes: What is expensive in France and how to find a bargain

What changes about life in France from July 1st 2019
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What changes about life in France from July 1st 2019

What you need to know about France’s summer sales

What you need to know about France’s summer sales

From speed limits to scooters – what does France’s new transport law mean for you?
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From speed limits to scooters – what does France’s new transport law mean for you?

What happens if I’ve missed the deadline for my French tax return?

What happens if I’ve missed the deadline for my French tax return?

How France’s new green laws could affect your energy bills
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How France’s new green laws could affect your energy bills

How the tightening of France’s unemployment benefits could affect you
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How the tightening of France’s unemployment benefits could affect you

Is France really bringing back national service for teenagers?

Is France really bringing back national service for teenagers?

From tax cuts to plastics ban: French PM reveals list of reforms for ‘Act II’ of Macron’s presidency

From tax cuts to plastics ban: French PM reveals list of reforms for ‘Act II’ of Macron’s presidency

France’s hated 80km/h speed limit could be scrapped after vote in parliament

France’s hated 80km/h speed limit could be scrapped after vote in parliament

ANALYSIS: How France killed its small towns and why money is not the answer
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ANALYSIS: How France killed its small towns and why money is not the answer

France launches new website to offer helping hand with dreaded bureaucracy

France launches new website to offer helping hand with dreaded bureaucracy

France overtakes Britain and Germany in attractiveness ratings

France overtakes Britain and Germany in attractiveness ratings

Soaring Paris property prices widen gap between rich and poor

Soaring Paris property prices widen gap between rich and poor

Five things to know about the Women’s World Cup in France

Five things to know about the Women’s World Cup in France

What’s changing about life in France in June 2019

What’s changing about life in France in June 2019

Why French cities could be set to lose thousands of parking spaces

Why French cities could be set to lose thousands of parking spaces

Ascension weekend in France: Weather, roads and what’s on

Ascension weekend in France: Weather, roads and what’s on

How France is fighting to save its struggling wine industry
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How France is fighting to save its struggling wine industry

Could the sounds of rural France soon gain heritage status?

Could the sounds of rural France soon gain heritage status?

Does France’s return to the 90 km/h speed limit mean speeding fines will be cancelled?

Does France’s return to the 90 km/h speed limit mean speeding fines will be cancelled?

Macron’s ambitions on the line as French far right inches ahead in polls

Macron’s ambitions on the line as French far right inches ahead in polls

How to send packages from France to the UK and US (and how long it should take)

How to send packages from France to the UK and US (and how long it should take)

Tell us: What is the best delivery method to and from France?

Tell us: What is the best delivery method to and from France?

The three French regions set to get extra unmarked speed traps

The three French regions set to get extra unmarked speed traps

Is your département planning to scrap France’s 80km/h speed limit?

Is your département planning to scrap France’s 80km/h speed limit?

How France’s compulsory vehicle check is getting stricter and more expensive
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How France’s compulsory vehicle check is getting stricter and more expensive

Five poisonous plants that might be in your French garden

Five poisonous plants that might be in your French garden

The French taboos you should never break

The French taboos you should never break

Everything that’s happening in France this week

Everything that’s happening in France this week

In Pictures: What Paris Gare du Nord will look like in the future

In Pictures: What Paris Gare du Nord will look like in the future

Taxe d’habitation: France to go ahead with scrapping housing tax for most wealthy

Taxe d’habitation: France to go ahead with scrapping housing tax for most wealthy

Q&A: Just how bad is the drought situation in France?

Q&A: Just how bad is the drought situation in France?

Which are the 25 ‘deadliest’ départments of France?

Which are the 25 ‘deadliest’ départments of France?

Is France about to scrap its highly unpopular 80 km/h speed limit?

Is France about to scrap its highly unpopular 80 km/h speed limit?

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt jumps into Paris’ crowded electric scooter market

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt jumps into Paris’ crowded electric scooter market

Tell us: Which French taboos should you never break?

Tell us: Which French taboos should you never break?

Is the French hypermarché on its last legs?

Is the French hypermarché on its last legs?

What is France’s new education law and why is it so controversial?

What is France’s new education law and why is it so controversial?

Tell us: What is it really like in a French workplace?

Tell us: What is it really like in a French workplace?

Why it’s now cheaper to call and text from France to EU countries

Why it’s now cheaper to call and text from France to EU countries

From insults to violence: How homophobic attacks have jumped in France

From insults to violence: How homophobic attacks have jumped in France

French film blog: Six fun films to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mum

French film blog: Six fun films to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mum

How I used cold callers and lovelorn French farmers to learn the language

How I used cold callers and lovelorn French farmers to learn the language

Act 26: Is it all over for the ‘yellow vests’ in France?
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Act 26: Is it all over for the ‘yellow vests’ in France?

Five things the ‘yellow vests’ have been blamed for in France

Five things the ‘yellow vests’ have been blamed for in France

Ubériser: Here are the newest words to enter the French language

Ubériser: Here are the newest words to enter the French language

From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained
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From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained

Brits in France urged to share their carte de séjour problems

Brits in France urged to share their carte de séjour problems

How a new pricing website could ‘warm up’ the sluggish French property market

How a new pricing website could ‘warm up’ the sluggish French property market

French fuel prices soar almost to levels that sparked ‘yellow vest’ protest

French fuel prices soar almost to levels that sparked ‘yellow vest’ protest

Tell us: Have you had US tax issues because of your dual French – American nationality?

Tell us: Have you had US tax issues because of your dual French – American nationality?

What is a SIRET number and why is it crucial when hiring French tradesmen?
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What is a SIRET number and why is it crucial when hiring French tradesmen?

Why buying a house in France could be set to be a lot more transparent

Why buying a house in France could be set to be a lot more transparent

Swamped French officials beg Britons to stop sending driving licences to be exchanged
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Swamped French officials beg Britons to stop sending driving licences to be exchanged

Come and meet The Local France for an apéro and a chat
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Come and meet The Local France for an apéro and a chat

How to renounce American citizenship in France – and why you might want to
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How to renounce American citizenship in France – and why you might want to

French supermarket giant selling off 21 of its stores

French supermarket giant selling off 21 of its stores

The French region that will pay you €5,000 to buy a home there

The French region that will pay you €5,000 to buy a home there

French train passengers could buy their tickets at tobacconist

French train passengers could buy their tickets at tobacconist

European elections: Who can I vote for in France and what are the big issues?
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European elections: Who can I vote for in France and what are the big issues?

Top tips for finding the right job in France this summer

Top tips for finding the right job in France this summer

Yellow vests, Black Bloc and trade unions: What to expect from the protests in France on May 1st
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Yellow vests, Black Bloc and trade unions: What to expect from the protests in France on May 1st

Fifteen million people in France ‘will benefit from Macron’s tax cuts’

Fifteen million people in France ‘will benefit from Macron’s tax cuts’

How France’s health system will change for you in the future
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How France’s health system will change for you in the future

Tell us: What are the mistakes to avoid when renovating a French home?

Tell us: What are the mistakes to avoid when renovating a French home?

Why delays and cancellations on France’s rail network are the ‘worst ever’

Why delays and cancellations on France’s rail network are the ‘worst ever’

Carte de séjour: Is my work ‘genuine and effective’ enough for me to get French residency?
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Carte de séjour: Is my work ‘genuine and effective’ enough for me to get French residency?

Why has France’s birth rate dropped for a fourth year in a row?

Why has France’s birth rate dropped for a fourth year in a row?

What’s the one question you have about France or the French?
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MAP: Where in France is Covid-19 spreading the fastest?

MAP: Where in France is Covid-19 spreading the fastest?

Is this the last time France will switch to winter time?

Is this the last time France will switch to winter time?

Grenoble: Is the ‘capital of the Alps’ the best French city to live in?

Grenoble: Is the ‘capital of the Alps’ the best French city to live in?

In Pictures: France’s ‘yellow vests’ fuel protests

In Pictures: France’s ‘yellow vests’ fuel protests

France braces for travel turmoil as ‘yellow vests’ take on Macron

France braces for travel turmoil as ‘yellow vests’ take on Macron

Why French police fear Saturday’s nationwide fuel price protests

Why French police fear Saturday’s nationwide fuel price protests

How the ‘yellow vests’ are planning to block France’s roads on Saturday

How the ‘yellow vests’ are planning to block France’s roads on Saturday

Fuel protests: Where are Saturday’s planned road blocks in south west France?

Fuel protests: Where are Saturday’s planned road blocks in south west France?

France promises measures to pacify furious drivers but vows crackdown on road blocks

France promises measures to pacify furious drivers but vows crackdown on road blocks

The towns in France where people have the most (and least) money to spend
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The towns in France where people have the most (and least) money to spend

France’s Wednesday warning sirens to sound at different time

France’s Wednesday warning sirens to sound at different time

Fuel protests in France: MAP reveals locations of planned road blocks

Fuel protests in France: MAP reveals locations of planned road blocks

Furious French drivers to block roads in fuel price protest, but are they right to?
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Furious French drivers to block roads in fuel price protest, but are they right to?

France to impose more curfews and place areas into maximum Covid-19 alert

France to impose more curfews and place areas into maximum Covid-19 alert

Council tax: The 55 French towns where bills are going up in 2018

Council tax: The 55 French towns where bills are going up in 2018

What you need to know about your 2018 French council tax bill
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What you need to know about your 2018 French council tax bill

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

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

Why you can only get to know the real France if you leave Paris

Why you can only get to know the real France if you leave Paris

France’s fuel pump labels are changing – Here’s what you need to know

France’s fuel pump labels are changing – Here’s what you need to know

My French Story: Living in France but ‘working’ in the US
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My French Story: Living in France but ‘working’ in the US

The 20 essential maps you need to understand Brittany
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The 20 essential maps you need to understand Brittany

France launches the beginning of the end of the traditional TGV trains

France launches the beginning of the end of the traditional TGV trains

Insects in Orangina: French public warned of hidden animal traces in everyday foods

Insects in Orangina: French public warned of hidden animal traces in everyday foods

The new driving laws and penalties that come into force in France this week
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The new driving laws and penalties that come into force in France this week

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