LIVING IN FRANCE

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Important References

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

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Driving licence FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the eligibility of foreign licences, how to obtain a French driving licence, the penalty points and other important rules

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Le great French bake off!

This October on TV5MONDE there’s fantastic foodie TV on the menu with our top gastronomy programmes all subtitled in English for everyone to enjoy – Sky 796 / Virgin 825

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Ephrussi: the French Riviera’s villa of dreams

Guy Hibbert journeys southwards to tour the nine themed gardens of the spectacular Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a fantastic confection which sits jewel-like above the azure waters of the Mediterranean

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My village: At home in St-Antonin

I always knew we’d chosen wisely when we bought our house in France, but now everyone can get a flavour of where we live. Our small town, St Antonin Noble Val, is the setting for the recently-released film, The Hundred-foot

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My village: loving life in Tarn-et-Garonne

Val Johnstone talks fondly about life in her special corner of Tarn-et-Garonne I have always been greedy, so can I write about our three villages. We live in the country, on top of the world at Mas del Sol, practically equidistant between