Moving to France

21 things you should know before Driving in France

21 things you should know before Driving in France

Yes, I know you’re an expert driver, with many years of driving experience, but each country has its own set of rules. And more distinctly, their own driving culture. This isn’t Germany with its “no speed limits”, but there are definitely a few things in […]

French People and their Faux 35-Hour WorkWeek

French People and their Faux 35-Hour WorkWeek

Ahh France’s famous 35 Hour work week and it’s legendary holidays. If you’re dreaming of moving to France to achieve that illusory work-life balance, you should probably continue reading before you book your ticket. So let me just debunk this right here: most French people […]

5 Written Style Guide Differences you will pick up after moving to France

5 Written Style Guide Differences you will pick up after moving to France

If you are wondering what the heck “guillemets” are, you have come to the right place. English and French may both use the Latin alphabet, but the French writing style is quite different as are certain French punctuation marks. On this blog, I use the […]

French Healthcare: 12 Differences between U.S. and France

French Healthcare: 12 Differences between U.S. and France

Healthcare in France is covered by the State. Like most other first world countries, you say. (I’m looking at you, U.S.A.) Basically, the French healthcare system covers all legal residents as long as you have lived there for over 3 months. All regular and emergency […]

New job in France? A Guide to the MĂ©decin de Travail

New job in France? A Guide to the MĂ©decin de Travail

It used to be every two years. It was changed recently (in 2018) to every 5 years: Visiting the bl$%ÂŁy MĂ©decin de Travail. There are certain quirks of French life that you don’t really cross until you start working in France. That’s when you really […]

Moving to France | Are you a French resident yet?

Moving to France | Are you a French resident yet?

So you have just moved to France, dreaming of la vie Ă  la française, croissants in the morning, strolling along the Seine for lunch, and delicious little apĂ©ros in the evening. You have set yourself up in a hotel near Place de la Bastille near the […]


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