Moving to France
Planning on moving to Paris? Tips on moving to France as an expat, where to live in Paris and more.
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Get to know the ins and outs of buying a property in France. From real estate vocabulary, the purchase process and signing the final sale agreement.
Get top tips from locals on purchasing a house in France, and get the checklist of items of what to look out for. From servitudes, potential liabilities, and more.
Find out interesting facts about French schools, from the typical school day, what kids learn, holidays, exams, and more.
Get the in-depth guide to renting an apartment in Paris. From location advice, tips from locals, scams to look out for, and more.
Learn about different types of childcare in France, from how to get into crèche (nursery), to the cost of a nanny, nounou, au pair, assistante maternelle, and more.
Find out what preschool in France is really like, from the workshops, daily routines, teachers' expectations in maternelle and more.
Taxes in France are notoriously high. Find out why and compare current French income tax rates, social charges, capital gains taxes, and more.
With the French emphasis on quality of life and social protections, we take a look at the many (many) interesting benefits in France, offered to employees and workers.
Hausmannian Buildings on the Seine River in Paris
An indepth look at the cost of living in Paris for students, couples, and families. From accommodation, transport, groceries, childcare, taxes, and more.
Dive into the French education system, with schools in France starting at 2.5 to 3 years old. Get insights from locals and learn about French primary, middle school, high school, higher education university, and more.
Explore the cost of living in France, in big cities as well as countryside. Take an indepth look at the prices of accommodation, transport, groceries, childcare and more.
Reverse culture shock, that strange feeling upon returning home after moving abroad. Long-term expatriates explore the feeling of disconnection and questions of identity.
If you are thinking of buying a house in France, and even if you are not, you might be interested to know that there are certain differences between homes in France and homes in the United States. Let's explore those quirks, shall we?
Moving with a family to Paris's suburbs? We explore expat life, transport, parks, bilingual schools and more. Yvelines, Hauts de Seine and beyond.
Bilingual schools, triangle d'or and more, welcome to the Paris west suburb of Yvelines! A favorite for expats moving to Paris and Ile de France.
If you are looking to moving to Paris, you may want to think about moving to the eastern suburb of Val de Marne. Cheaper prices, Disney Paris, and the RER train line A to central Paris? Join us east of Paris as we look at life in the Parisian suburbs of Marne-la-Vallée and more.
Working in La Defence and thinking of moving to the Parisian west suburb of Hauts de Seine? Come along as we explore the suburbs of Saint Cloud, Courbevoie, Sevres and more.
Thinking of moving to the northern suburbs of Paris? Does Seine-Saint-Denis have a reputation? We cover public transport access, schooling, park space and more.
Planning a road trip in France? Brush on your French rules of the road, and go through a few items before you start driving in France.
Office of the President of France
Think the French only work 35 hours a week? Perhaps the French are just not good at keeping track of their hours. We explore the myth of French productivity, work ethic, and vacations.