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My Long and Winding Road to Finding Work in France

An adventurous British expat recounts the unexpected twists of her trials and tribulations on her journey to finding work in France.
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15 Important Things to Know Before Becoming or Hiring a Nanny

Are you thinking of becoming an au pair or nanny as a way of traveling to France or finding work? Or are you an employer seriously looking for that special someone to take care of your most valuable possessions: your children? Here are some things both sides should discuss before the deal is done.
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How Good Should Your French Be to Live in France?

From ordering a coffee to dealing with French administration, Author Lizzie Harwood shares her French language savoir-faire with you.
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Top 5 Essential Tips to Capturing the Best Views of Paris

To help you capture Paris like a pro, photographer Brandie Raasch says to think outside of the box for the best views of the city's iconic sites.
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The Ins and Outs to Legally Rent Out Your Paris Apartment

Ever get that suspicious look when mentioning you rent out your Paris apartment? I mean, you have an apartment in Paris and you’re paying for it. Isn’t what you do with it your business?
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Get Smart! 5 Tips on How to Live and Work with the French

Are you an expat trying to figure out the intricacies of living and working in France? The French are not as complicated as you think when you're armed with these tips...
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Learn French in 15 Minutes a Day with Frantastique

Want to improve your French through fun, personalized lessons in just 15 minutes a day? Frantastique can help you fit French language and culture lessons into your busy schedule by delivering customized courses straight to your inbox or smartphone.
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5 Tips to Handle the Onslaught of Visitors to Paris

Every year, approximately 46 million visitors will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Paris, and when you live in Paris, you sometimes feel like you are personally responsible for about half of them. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is true that when you live in the City of Light, everyone you know will want to visit at some point, and you’ll find that once the spring season has begun, your spare couch will suddenly become the busiest hotel in the city.
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How a Simple Walk Can Make Your Day Extraordinary

A health and wellness coach explains how mindful walking in Paris can release stress, improve creativity and change the way you see the world.

18 Key Changes in France That Affect your Pocketbook and Lifestyle in 2020

What changes in France can you hope for in 2020? The start of the New Year may bring some important changes to our French laws and pocketbooks.