LIVING IN FRANCE

Practical information and lifestyle inspiration

Essential reading for your life in France

links button

Important References

The main government organizations, resources and services in France all in one place.
green cross

Emergency Numbers

  A handy list of important numbers:   These are important numbers for the emergency services in France. You can…

Latest articles on living in France

Chateau de Challagne, Loire Valley

5 Dream Regions For Your French Destination Wedding

So you’ve made the big decision – you’re going to get married in France. Félicitations! There’s nothing that quite captures the same sense of sophistication, extravagance and style than tying the knot in what’s arguably the most romantic country in

Gardiane de taureau; Frances Lincoln

French recipe: Joël Robuchon’s beef stew

French cookery legend Joël Robuchon reflects upon his culinary journey and presents a favourite recipe from his new book: gardiane de taureau I was born in Poitiers, in the Poitou. It is my ‘homeland’ – the region of my childhood

The famous pink biscuits of Reims maison fossier

Taste of the terroir: Marne

We propose a toast to Marne, where grapes are grown and both red and white wines flow! From coq au vin de Bouzy, to chocolate liqueurs, this departement’s delicacies are inextricably linked to the fruit of its vines.

Comte

Tried and tested: Comté cheese

Who knew that France produces more Comté – or Gruyère de Comté, to give it its proper name – than any other of its AOC cheeses? There’s got to be good reason…