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

Here's a guide to using French trains from foreigners who know how confusing, infuriating yet ultimately rewarding it can be.

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Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders
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Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

What you need to know about taking a taxi in Paris
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What you need to know about taking a taxi in Paris

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

90-day rule: How long can British second-home owners stay in France after Brexit?
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90-day rule: How long can British second-home owners stay in France after Brexit?

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

QUIZ: Take the big France quiz of the year 2019
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QUIZ: Take the big France quiz of the year 2019

EXPLAINED: How the strikes in France have hit transport on Thursday
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EXPLAINED: How the strikes in France have hit transport on Thursday

Tell us: How do you find the standard of care in French hospitals?
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Tell us: How do you find the standard of care in French hospitals?

‘Unlimited’ strikes in France in December: What you need to know
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‘Unlimited’ strikes in France in December: What you need to know

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

These are the days off that workers in France are entitled to
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These are the days off that workers in France are entitled to

Five things to know about renting out your holiday home in France
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Five things to know about renting out your holiday home in France

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?

ANALYSIS: Why do so many French people have a visceral aversion to the Muslim headscarf?
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ANALYSIS: Why do so many French people have a visceral aversion to the Muslim headscarf?

Why are French police holding an historic ‘angry march’ in Paris?
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Why are French police holding an historic ‘angry march’ in Paris?

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

OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation
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OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation

Second home or main address? French property tax rules explained
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Second home or main address? French property tax rules explained

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

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

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?

What you need to know about new rules for buses, bikes and Metro in Paris
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What you need to know about new rules for buses, bikes and Metro in Paris

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

‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’
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‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’

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

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

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?

Brexit: Will I still be able to move to France after the end of the transition period?
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Brexit: Will I still be able to move to France after the end of the transition period?

‘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

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

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

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?

Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children
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Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

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

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

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

Naturism: Why foreigners (including Brits) flock to France to get naked
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Naturism: Why foreigners (including Brits) flock to France to get naked

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

Why are the French so anti-vaccines and so fond of conspiracy theories?
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Why are the French so anti-vaccines and so fond of conspiracy theories?

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

ANALYSIS: Why do so many Paris apartment block fires prove fatal?
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ANALYSIS: Why do so many Paris apartment block fires prove fatal?

How Paris public transport works could disrupt your summer
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How Paris public transport works could disrupt your summer

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?

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

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

New tax laws create hidden costs for second home owners in France
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New tax laws create hidden costs for second home owners in France

Paris parents left furious after school hands kids pre-packaged sandwiches for lunch
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Paris parents left furious after school hands kids pre-packaged sandwiches for lunch

Revealed: The ‘black market’ in residency permit appointments in France

Revealed: The ‘black market’ in residency permit appointments in France

Australians planning to retire to France warned over little-known pension trap
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Australians planning to retire to France warned over little-known pension trap

Quiz: How well do you know your French driving laws?
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Quiz: How well do you know your French driving laws?

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

What we know about the Louvre strike so far (and how long will it last?)
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What we know about the Louvre strike so far (and how long will it last?)

Act 28: Will this weekend’s protests signal the end of France’s ‘yellow vests’?
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Act 28: Will this weekend’s protests signal the end of France’s ‘yellow vests’?

Carte vitale: Five surprising things available on your French health insurance
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Carte vitale: Five surprising things available on your French health insurance

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

Why British people in France may not be able to vote in European elections

Why British people in France may not be able to vote in European elections

Do Paris taxi drivers really deserve their reputation as scam artists?
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Do Paris taxi drivers really deserve their reputation as scam artists?

EXPLAINED: What France’s return to the 90 km/h speed limit will mean
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EXPLAINED: What France’s return to the 90 km/h speed limit will mean

What you need to know about travelling between the UK and France with your dog
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What you need to know about travelling between the UK and France with your dog

Carte vitale: How much will dental and eye care appointments cost me?
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Carte vitale: How much will dental and eye care appointments cost me?

OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health
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OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health

EXPLAINED: The real role of a notaire when buying a house in France
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EXPLAINED: The real role of a notaire when buying a house in France

From taxes to toilets: All you need to know about renovating a house in France
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From taxes to toilets: All you need to know about renovating a house in France

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to

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 of the best exhibitions in Paris this summer
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Five of the best exhibitions in Paris this summer

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

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?

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

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

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?

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’

Why people living in France will be €850 better off in 2019

Why people living in France will be €850 better off in 2019

The reasons why you’ll need a notaire in France
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The reasons why you’ll need a notaire in France

Why giving to charity will save you money in France
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Why giving to charity will save you money in France

QUIZ: How well do you know the rules of cycling in France?
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QUIZ: How well do you know the rules of cycling in France?

EXPLAINED: The ‘absurd slaughterhouse’ that leaves France with a shortage of doctors

EXPLAINED: The ‘absurd slaughterhouse’ that leaves France with a shortage of doctors

How to make a success of working alone in France

How to make a success of working alone in France

How sick leave in France compares to the UK, the US and the EU
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How sick leave in France compares to the UK, the US and the EU

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

FOCUS: Will France’s Macron really risk a referendum?

FOCUS: Will France’s Macron really risk a referendum?

‘It’s a lot of money’: French no-deal bill spells worries and extra costs for Britons in France

‘It’s a lot of money’: French no-deal bill spells worries and extra costs for Britons in France

How France’s high suicide rate hits certain regions more than others

How France’s high suicide rate hits certain regions more than others

What changes about life in France from February 2019
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What changes about life in France from February 2019

‘300 applications a day’: The latest news on how to get a French driving licence
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‘300 applications a day’: The latest news on how to get a French driving licence

‘Do the viaduct’: Why 2019 is a great year in France for public holidays
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‘Do the viaduct’: Why 2019 is a great year in France for public holidays

Know your consumer rights during France’s winter sales bonanza
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Know your consumer rights during France’s winter sales bonanza

Twenty years since its introduction, how does PACS compare to marriage in France?
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Twenty years since its introduction, how does PACS compare to marriage in France?

How to avoid being burgled in France (and what to do if you are)
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How to avoid being burgled in France (and what to do if you are)

The important changes for drivers in France in 2019
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The important changes for drivers in France in 2019

What’s on the agenda for France and the French in 2019

What’s on the agenda for France and the French in 2019

10 reasons to come to France in 2019
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10 reasons to come to France in 2019

Everything that changes in France from January 2019

Everything that changes in France from January 2019

Shopping in France: The consumer rights you should know about
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Shopping in France: The consumer rights you should know about

EXPLAINED: Why do so many French people go to see a ‘shrink’?
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EXPLAINED: Why do so many French people go to see a ‘shrink’?

What changes about life in France from December 2018

What changes about life in France from December 2018

Tourism in France: Good news for the north, but bad for the south

Tourism in France: Good news for the north, but bad for the south

How France plans to improve transport links in rural areas

How France plans to improve transport links in rural areas

The key facts that tell the story of life in France in 2018

The key facts that tell the story of life in France in 2018

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?

‘Stay calm’: Advice for drivers in France caught in the ‘yellow vest’ road blocks

‘Stay calm’: Advice for drivers in France caught in the ‘yellow vest’ road blocks

Neglected and less reassured than ever: Brits in France face more Brexit anxiety
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Neglected and less reassured than ever: Brits in France face more Brexit anxiety

‘A Bobo’s pipe dream’: Can the centre of Paris really be made car-free?

‘A Bobo’s pipe dream’: Can the centre of Paris really be made car-free?

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

Where are the best property bargains to be had in France?
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Where are the best property bargains to be had in France?

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?

How living in France is getting a lot more expensive
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How living in France is getting a lot more expensive

As prices soar here’s where to find the cheapest fuel in France
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As prices soar here’s where to find the cheapest fuel in France

‘Black diamonds’: What you need to know about France’s truffle hunting season

‘Black diamonds’: What you need to know about France’s truffle hunting season

Do the French just not care enough about recycling?

Do the French just not care enough about recycling?

Congestion charges: The French cities you might soon have to pay to drive into

Congestion charges: The French cities you might soon have to pay to drive into

What we know about France’s plan for city-centre congestion charges (and how much you could pay)

What we know about France’s plan for city-centre congestion charges (and how much you could pay)

In Maps: The parts of France most at risk from disastrous floods

In Maps: The parts of France most at risk from disastrous floods

In Numbers: In what state of health is the French language in 2018?
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In Numbers: In what state of health is the French language 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 should rent property in France (rather than buy)
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Why you should rent property in France (rather than buy)

What changes about life in France from October 2018
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What changes about life in France from October 2018

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

The 17 maps you need to see to understand Normandy
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The 17 maps you need to see to understand Normandy

The new French budget measures that affect how much money you will have
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The new French budget measures that affect how much money you will have

The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about

The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about

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

What you need to know about exchanging your UK driving licence for a French one
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What you need to know about exchanging your UK driving licence for a French one

My French story: Having my visa rejected makes me question if I belong in France
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My French story: Having my visa rejected makes me question if I belong in France

Members’ Forum: Why is it so hard for foreigners to find work in France?
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Members’ Forum: Why is it so hard for foreigners to find work in France?

How Americans can find work in France
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How Americans can find work in France

17 days off a year: How much of a problem is sick leave in France?
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17 days off a year: How much of a problem is sick leave in France?

The ‘crimes’ foreigners are bound to commit in France
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The ‘crimes’ foreigners are bound to commit in France

Renting property in France: Know your rights as a tenant
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Renting property in France: Know your rights as a tenant

Q&A: What the big change to income tax in France means for you
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Q&A: What the big change to income tax in France means for you

Brexit: Brits in France urged to get clued up about their rights
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Brexit: Brits in France urged to get clued up about their rights

Finding childcare in France: Where is the best place to live?
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Finding childcare in France: Where is the best place to live?

What changes about life in France from September 2018
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What changes about life in France from September 2018

Healthcare: What you need to know if you’re going to retire in France

Healthcare: What you need to know if you’re going to retire in France

Bon appétit: The words you need to decode a French restaurant menu
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Bon appétit: The words you need to decode a French restaurant menu

Visas and residency: How to make your dream of retiring in France a reality
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Visas and residency: How to make your dream of retiring in France a reality

OPINION: French parents don’t value a child’s independence as much as the British
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OPINION: French parents don’t value a child’s independence as much as the British

Are these the ten most beautiful drives in France?
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Are these the ten most beautiful drives in France?

What’s on in France: 10 unmissable events in August

What’s on in France: 10 unmissable events in August

Quiz: How well do you know your French ‘false friends’
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Quiz: How well do you know your French ‘false friends’

The reasons why you’d be mad to leave Paris in August
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The reasons why you’d be mad to leave Paris in August

What changes about life in France from August 2018

What changes about life in France from August 2018

The beaches in France you might want to avoid this summer
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The beaches in France you might want to avoid this summer

What do French women mean when they say they have ‘heavy legs’?
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What do French women mean when they say they have ‘heavy legs’?

The areas of France most at risk from raging wildfires (and how to avoid them)
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The areas of France most at risk from raging wildfires (and how to avoid them)

Nutella shame: The junk foods the French just can’t resist
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Nutella shame: The junk foods the French just can’t resist

My French story: How a visit to the doctor in France left me naked and on all fours
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My French story: How a visit to the doctor in France left me naked and on all fours

Fake laws: The real rules for driving in France you need to know
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Fake laws: The real rules for driving in France you need to know

The dangers of swimming in France’s seas, lakes, rivers and pools you need to know about
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The dangers of swimming in France’s seas, lakes, rivers and pools you need to know about

Where in France you are most (and least) likely to have your vehicle stolen
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Where in France you are most (and least) likely to have your vehicle stolen

The 10 gems in south-west France you really must visit this summer
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The 10 gems in south-west France you really must visit this summer

The things you need to know about Paris Metro tickets (before they go)
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The things you need to know about Paris Metro tickets (before they go)

‘They make France what it is’: Why village mayors are so important
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‘They make France what it is’: Why village mayors are so important

Are you missing out on the billions of unclaimed family benefits in France?

Are you missing out on the billions of unclaimed family benefits in France?

Are the French really obsessed with manners and etiquette?
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Are the French really obsessed with manners and etiquette?

Childcare headache: What do parents in France do with their kids all summer?
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Childcare headache: What do parents in France do with their kids all summer?

Naked ambition: Understanding the naturism boom in France
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Naked ambition: Understanding the naturism boom in France

My French story: The epic quest to get a Carte Vitale
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My French story: The epic quest to get a Carte Vitale

Essential dos and don’ts for running a gîte in France
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Essential dos and don’ts for running a gîte in France

QUIZ: How well do you know your French cities?

QUIZ: How well do you know your French cities?

Everything that changes in France from July 2018
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Everything that changes in France from July 2018

Rent prices in France: What can you get for your money in each city?
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Rent prices in France: What can you get for your money in each city?

‘It makes the taxes worth it’: Is the work-life balance in France really that good?

‘It makes the taxes worth it’: Is the work-life balance in France really that good?

What you need to know about French working culture
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What you need to know about French working culture

Why are there (almost) no charity shops in France?
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Why are there (almost) no charity shops in France?

Why does Paris have so many independent shops?
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Why does Paris have so many independent shops?

The peculiar Franco-British habits I just can’t shake
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The peculiar Franco-British habits I just can’t shake

In maps: A look at the most dangerous roads in your part of France

In maps: A look at the most dangerous roads in your part of France

Eight tips for how the French could improve their English

Eight tips for how the French could improve their English

France has changed the speed limit: Here’s what you need to know
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France has changed the speed limit: Here’s what you need to know

‘If you can move to France before Brexit, then get on with it’
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‘If you can move to France before Brexit, then get on with it’

How to get your foreign qualifications recognised in France
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How to get your foreign qualifications recognised in France

Healthcare in France: The essential French language you’ll need if you’re ill
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Healthcare in France: The essential French language you’ll need if you’re ill

Quiz: Just how French have you become?

Quiz: Just how French have you become?

Ten things to think about when buying property in France
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Ten things to think about when buying property in France

How your healthcare cover is set to change in France
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How your healthcare cover is set to change in France

Map: Where in France you are most likely to be a victim of crime
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Map: Where in France you are most likely to be a victim of crime

Which parts of France are the safest to live in?
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Which parts of France are the safest to live in?

The questions Americans should ask before moving to France
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The questions Americans should ask before moving to France

The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France
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The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France

Tolls, traffic and speeding drivers: The motorways in France you might want to avoid
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Tolls, traffic and speeding drivers: The motorways in France you might want to avoid

Carte de séjour: The key questions about French residency permits you need answering

Carte de séjour: The key questions about French residency permits you need answering

Crap food and constant drizzle: Have the French got the wrong idea about Britain?
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Crap food and constant drizzle: Have the French got the wrong idea about Britain?

Are French men really totally obsessed with sex?
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Are French men really totally obsessed with sex?

Insider’s guide: All you need to know about life in Bordeaux

Insider’s guide: All you need to know about life in Bordeaux

The essential language you need to understand the French school system

The essential language you need to understand the French school system

What’s on in France: 17 great events not to miss this summer
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What’s on in France: 17 great events not to miss this summer

How Dordogne has been hit hard by a steep rise in home burglaries
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How Dordogne has been hit hard by a steep rise in home burglaries

How not to annoy the French when you are in France
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How not to annoy the French when you are in France

Where in France are you most (and least) likely to be burgled?
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Where in France are you most (and least) likely to be burgled?

What kind of school in France is best for my kids?
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What kind of school in France is best for my kids?

Rules of the road: Everything you need to know about cycling in France
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Rules of the road: Everything you need to know about cycling in France

What to do if you’re the victim of a crime in France
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What to do if you’re the victim of a crime in France

France rolls out new compulsory car tests today: What you need to know

France rolls out new compulsory car tests today: What you need to know

Should you move to France without a word of French?
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Should you move to France without a word of French?

The French laws you need to know about if you are in France
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The French laws you need to know about if you are in France

The jobs you can do in France (if you don’t want to teach English)
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The jobs you can do in France (if you don’t want to teach English)

What to do if you have a medical emergency in France
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What to do if you have a medical emergency in France

Members’ Forum: Why are racial jokes and clichés still acceptable in France?

Members’ Forum: Why are racial jokes and clichés still acceptable in France?

Members’ Q&A: Where is the cheapest place to live in France?
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Members’ Q&A: Where is the cheapest place to live in France?

What changes about life in France from May 2018
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What changes about life in France from May 2018

French income tax declaration: Here’s what you need to remember
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French income tax declaration: Here’s what you need to remember

The 43 maps you need to understand Provence and the French Riviera
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The 43 maps you need to understand Provence and the French Riviera

How much holiday time do the French really get every year?
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How much holiday time do the French really get every year?

Members’ Forum: Is living in France really better for your health?
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Members’ Forum: Is living in France really better for your health?

Money saving tips: How to enjoy life in France without breaking the bank
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Money saving tips: How to enjoy life in France without breaking the bank

Forget the sunny south, here’s why you should move to northern France
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Forget the sunny south, here’s why you should move to northern France

Bare necessities: The rules for taking your clothes off in France
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Bare necessities: The rules for taking your clothes off in France

Money saving tips: How to survive Paris on a budget
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Money saving tips: How to survive Paris on a budget

Where in France are the countryside roads the most dangerous?
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Where in France are the countryside roads the most dangerous?

The 10-point checklist: What to do to get that job in France
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The 10-point checklist: What to do to get that job in France

How can you avoid mistakes when you move to France?
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How can you avoid mistakes when you move to France?

The jobs you can do if you live in deepest rural France
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The jobs you can do if you live in deepest rural France

Living in France: So which mobile phone provider should I go with?

Living in France: So which mobile phone provider should I go with?

Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen
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Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen

How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats

How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats

The questions fellow Americans ask about life in France

The questions fellow Americans ask about life in France

‘Don’t wait to make that will’: Know your inheritance rules and taxes in France
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‘Don’t wait to make that will’: Know your inheritance rules and taxes in France

Where are all the New Zealanders living in France?
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Where are all the New Zealanders living in France?

The words you need to know if you have children in France
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The words you need to know if you have children in France

Members’ Q&A: Why are so many shops in France closed on Mondays?
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Members’ Q&A: Why are so many shops in France closed on Mondays?

The 39 maps you need to understand south-west France
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The 39 maps you need to understand south-west France

Where in France do all the Canadians live?
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Where in France do all the Canadians live?

So where do all the Irish live in France?
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So where do all the Irish live in France?

Revealed: Where the Indian population lives in France
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Revealed: Where the Indian population lives in France

Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?
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Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?

Where do all the English speaking expats live in France?

Where do all the English speaking expats live in France?

Why taking classes at your local Town Hall could be the key to mastering French
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Why taking classes at your local Town Hall could be the key to mastering French

All you need to know about the unemployment benefits you can claim in France
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All you need to know about the unemployment benefits you can claim in France

The family benefits you can claim in France… but probably didn’t know about
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The family benefits you can claim in France… but probably didn’t know about

Self-employed in France: What type of company should I set up?
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Self-employed in France: What type of company should I set up?

All you need to know about shopping at French food markets

All you need to know about shopping at French food markets

How to make friends with your French neighbours in rural France
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How to make friends with your French neighbours in rural France

Where to find the best pubs around France
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Where to find the best pubs around France

What you need to think about before buying that dream house in France
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What you need to think about before buying that dream house in France

OPINION: France’s fight against new English words is ‘totally stupid’
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OPINION: France’s fight against new English words is ‘totally stupid’

These are ‘the best’ places to get a curry in France
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These are ‘the best’ places to get a curry in France

EXPLAINED: The French metropole, département and commune system
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EXPLAINED: The French metropole, département and commune system

Booming Bordeaux: How the south west’s ‘sleeping beauty’ has woken up
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Booming Bordeaux: How the south west’s ‘sleeping beauty’ has woken up

The strange rules of the Paris Metro you probably should know about
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The strange rules of the Paris Metro you probably should know about

Calvados to Chartreuse: The ultimate booze map of France
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Calvados to Chartreuse: The ultimate booze map of France

Nine delicious seasonal French dishes to try this autumn
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Nine delicious seasonal French dishes to try this autumn

How to dress like a French woman: Five tips to remember (and five to forget)
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How to dress like a French woman: Five tips to remember (and five to forget)

Why do French women (and some men) inhale their ‘oui’?
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Why do French women (and some men) inhale their ‘oui’?

Department by department: Where in France are all the Brits living?
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Department by department: Where in France are all the Brits living?

Mutuelles: Why is French health insurance getting more expensive?
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Mutuelles: Why is French health insurance getting more expensive?

20 annoying English words that should be banished from French
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20 annoying English words that should be banished from French

The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France
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The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France

Driving in France: The common scams thieves try on foreign motorists
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Driving in France: The common scams thieves try on foreign motorists

From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?
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From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?

Twelve traditions that make a French Christmas

Twelve traditions that make a French Christmas

MAP: Where in France has the highest burglary rates?
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MAP: Where in France has the highest burglary rates?

‘Les étrennes’: What you need to know about France’s New Year’s tipping custom
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‘Les étrennes’: What you need to know about France’s New Year’s tipping custom

How to get a carte vitale in France and why you need one
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How to get a carte vitale in France and why you need one

How much should you tip the waiter or waitress in France?
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How much should you tip the waiter or waitress in France?

MAP: See the new Paris bus network
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MAP: See the new Paris bus network