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Here you'll find useful articles about various aspects of moving to, and living in, France.

La Turballe beach, Loire-Atlantique
School days organisation in France

Monday 28th May

School days organisation in France

One thing that never fails to remind me that I live in a foreign country, is the sight of school children wearing their school uniform. I think the uniform is very emblematic of British education. I also often get caught in the rush for the schoo...

How to travel with your pet in France?

Wednesday 16th May

How to travel with your pet in France?

This article will focus on travelling within France, as opposed to travelling between France and the UK. You may wish to travel with your animal to visit relatives or friends, or even just to visit sites of interest around the country. In any cas...

What I've learnt about us French while leaving abroad

Sunday 22nd April

What I've learnt about us French while leaving abroad

One of the reasons I decided to go and live abroad was to experience different mindsets and attitudes. I had become a bit bored of the general currents of thoughts in France, often consisting of complaining for all and everything, and being very v...

Driking and driving in France

Thursday 5th April

Driking and driving in France

The way the French drink is slightly different from the way the Britons do. I think the main difference lies in the fact that alcohol consumption in France is nearly always associated with food consumption. People may come back from work or have some...

5 Very French Theme Parks

Sunday 4th March

5 Very French Theme Parks

Move over Mickey Mouse, there are many theme parks in France and here is a selection  that you won't find anywhere else. Parc Asterix This park is themed around Asterix, a character from a French comic book. He is a fearless and cunning...

Is there a choice of energy providers in France?

Friday 9th February

Is there a choice of energy providers in France?

Since July 2007, all households in France can choose their electricity and gas providers. Before that, they could only get their energy through what is called "historic" providers who originally provided energy via regulated tariffs. These histori...