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Americans in Alsace (AIA)

AIA is a volunteer based organisation based in Strasbourg. Whether you are new to the region or a long-time resident, AIA is a great place to meet new people.

Bloggers

  • Our House in Provence - Michel and Shirley live in California and own a house in Sablet, Vaucluse.
  • Living the Life in Saint-Aignan - Ken Broadhurst from North Carolina lives in the Loire Valley, France.
  • Little Miss Frenchified - Francophile and American thoughts from the beautiful Strasbourg, Alsace.
  • A French American Life - Perspectives on a bicultural family.
  • A Patricia Parisienne - Life in Paris, according to a California girl.

  • AIT, Americans-in-Toulouse Club


    Copyright: Ville de Toulouse

    Welcoming families, couples and individuals of all nationalities living in or visiting the Toulouse area, whatever the length of their stay.

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    FATCA: tax compliance requirement for Americans in France

    ©avarooa via fotoliaThe Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a statute that requires US citizens, including those who live outside the United States, to report their financial accounts held outside of the US... more...

    An American in Paris

    A tale of three continents
    ©feelslikehomeinparis.com There are many things that Yetunde loves about France: the countryside, the Mediterranean, the grandeur of Paris, the traditions and the language. One thing she didn’t love so much was standing in line at the Préfecture.
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    French mortgages for Americans

    © ferkelraggae - Fotolia.comFrance has always been a popular second home destination for Americans. more...

    Bike Tours in France That Go Beyond Luxury

    Duvine Bike ToursImagine bike tours in France with intimate group sizes that never exceed 14 riders, world-class local guides, top-of-the-line bicycles, hand-crafted cycling routes designed specifically to your tastes, gourmet meals paired with authentic local wines and a royal night’s rest at boutique four- and five-star accommodations. Does it all sound too good to be true? more...

    Car rental - simple and easy!

    Kemwel Drive EuropeKemwel makes renting a car anywhere in the world simple and easy. No matter what your car rental needs, kemwel has the right car at the right price. more...

    U.S. citizens voting from France

    Vote UsaAll American citizens over 18 are eligible to vote except in certain special cases—such as U.S. citizens who have never lived in the United States (usually the adult children of U.S. citizens living abroad). more...

    From Texas to the Dordogne • Jeff and Liz find a home

    ©Jeff PosterJeff and Liz were dismayed to be shown a house that was different from their specifications, not in the small hamlet they had envisioned, not stone construction, and was very formal in style. It was also substantially over budget. In short, it was perfect.
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    Getting a driver’s license in France, for Americans.

    Not all American driving licences are exchangeable for a French one. Find out if yours is - and if not, the step-by-step process to acquiring a French licence.
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    American groceries delivered to France

    British Corner Shop - American GroceriesThe way of life in France can be dramatically different to that of America, with food and food traditions being one of the most easily spotted differences. This can therefore be one of the toughest aspects to overcome when moving abroad. Especially as America is such a large country and each state has its own style of cuisine. more...

    A guide to residency in France for Americans

    American passportThere are a number of steps which American, and other non-EU nationals will need to take in order to live in France, starting with the application of the visa de séjour temporaire. more...

    A stylish cottage renovation in the Dordogne

    Meet the Brubackers Dordogne cottage renovationRenovating and owning a house in France has been an incredible adventure that allowed us to feel like we’re a small part of a village and opened up a whole new way to experience France.
    Meet the Brubaker's

    American entrepreneurs in France

    Lindsey & Chloe set up Lola’s Cookies in Paris © Meg GagnardLindsey and Chloe came to Paris from America... and brought their cookies with them! Their business, Lola’s Cookies, sells handmade American style cookies, brownies and bars to the French (and expat community) in France's capital city. more...

    Planning an escape to France?

    A guide for Americans (Picture 43764tl)Whether you’re going for a short time or a lifetime, traveling to (and through) France is one of the most rewarding adventures you’ll ever embark on. Undoubtedly, your journey will begin in Paris, the city of l’amour. more...

    Watching films in French

    Make language learning fun

    © Franck Thomasse - Fotolia.comWatching films in French is a great way to familiarise yourself with the language, wherever you are in the world. Settle down with a DVD at home and just allow the words to wash over you. This simple exercise will help your ear to 'tune in'.

    Education in France - FAQ

    Going to school in FranceIf you are moving to France, you may have many questions about how to get your child into school and how they will adapt. Jacqueline Karp has taught in French schools and put her own child through the system. Here she answers your FAQs.

    Leaving Minnesota for the Lot et Garonne

    Katie runs a cookery website from France KatieWhen Katie and her husband moved from the US to France, they bought a vineyard in the Vendée before taking on a farmhouse in Lot et Garonne. Here she tells FrenchEntrée about their journey so far and the cookery website that is keeping her busy. more...

    Texting in French

    Understanding the ki, kwa, kan, pk (who, what, when and why)

    Mobile phoneThere was a time when it was enough to be able to converse in the boulangerie and skim read the local journal to get by in France. But what should you do when a friend sends you a message like ‘mrci pr le kfe’? The answer is to text them back...

    American artists open gallery in Dordogne

    Château de SaussignacMike Snow (a painter) and Timothy White (a photographer) moved from the US and opened an art gallery within a château in the Dordogne. In between workshops at their base in Saussignac, Mike sat down to take FrenchEntrée through their journey...

    How to become a French citizen

    © Albachiaraa - Fotolia.comWant to become a French citizen? Find out about the criteria, details of how to apply - for yourself or on behalf of a child - and the process involved, not forgetting the issue of dual nationality.

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    Expert French mortgage advice

    French mortgagesVisit the mortgage zone for up-to-date information, FAQs and best buy French mortgages. Repayment and interest only French mortgages available.

    World War 1 - The Centenary Special Edition

    World War 1 - The Centenary Special EditionTo mark the centenary of World War 1, the publishers of FrenchEntrée magazine have produced a NEW special edition publication - 148 pages of stunning images and amazing history. Click here to buy now!

    Save a Fortune on Currency Exchange

    Currency ExchangeWhether you need advice or free international money transfers, FrenchEntree's currency partner - Moneycorp - can help. Visit our France currency exchange zone.

    French Alps Ski Property

    MGM Ski Chalet MGM Constructeur, the leading property developer in the French Alps currently markets high quality apartments in more than 40 locations: ski resorts, alpine villages and by Lake Annecy. More info

    French Property Tips

    (picture 43607tr)Keep up to date with the latest French property news, featured property hotspots, law and finance stories. Sign-up for our newsletter or visit the archive to view previous examples.

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