Welcome to the zone dedicated to Americans interested in visiting or moving to France.
Since early May 2011, the US dollar has strengthened against the euro from around 0.68 to 0.77. This has made property in France significantly cheaper for buyers from across the Atlantic. France has always been a popular second home destination for Americans.
A tale of three continents
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.
Jeff 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.
We ask an American living in Corsica what it's like to work there, raise her children on the island and what makes the frustrations worthwhile. Cara Straforelli shares some highlights with FrenchEntrée. more...
Meet the Brubackers
Renovating 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
Lindsey & Chloe set up Lola’s Cookies in Paris
Lindsey 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.
A guide for Americans
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
Make language learning fun
Watching 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'.
If 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.
Katie runs a cookery website from France
When 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.
Understanding the ki, kwa, kan, pk (who, what, when and why)
There 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...
Mike 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...
Want 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.
Cynthia now lives in the French Alps
Cynthia Caughey Annet moved to France in 2008. She spends half her time in Florida and the other half in the French Alps. Here Cynthia reveals how she, as an American, came to be living and working abroad.
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Expert French mortgage advice
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Chateau de Challain
Welcome to Château de Challain, the "Petit Chambord". We are the ideal setting for your castle wedding
or castle holiday
Futuroscope leisure park
Futuroscope is one of the best-loved leisure parks in France. Have a great day out and enjoy more than 25 breathtaking and unique experience... Fun and excitement for everyone! Find out more...
Save a Fortune on Currency Exchange
Whether you need advice or free international money transfers, FrenchEntree's currency partner - Moneycorp - can help. Visit our France currency exchange
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FrenchEntrée's independent property finders help buyers get the right house at the best price.
French Alps Ski Property
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
Insure your holiday home
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