FrenchEntrée Digital Editor

Zoe Smith

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About the author:

As well as being digital editor at FrenchEntrée, Zoë is a freelance journalist who has written for the Telegraph, HuffPost, and CNN, and a guidebook updater for the Rough Guide to France and Rough Guide to Dordogne & Lot. She lives in the French countryside just outside of Nantes, where she writes her blog Râler Like a French Girl, a humorous look at the English-French experience.


Articles by Zoë Smith


Life After Brexit: Moving to France During a Pandemic

In our new Life After Brexit series, we look at how British expats in France are facing life post-Brexit. What are the personal and professional changes and challenges that lie ahead for small businesses, homeowners, and retirees?  In our third

Selection of popular British condiments-Branson pickle, marmite, etc

Life After Brexit: The Branston Pickle Effect

  In our new Life After Brexit series, we look at how British expats in France are facing life post-Brexit. What are the personal and professional changes and challenges that lie ahead for small businesses, homeowners, and retirees? In our second

Half EU and half Union Jack flag

Life After Brexit: Curry in the Time of COVID

In our new Life After Brexit series, we look at how British expats in France are facing life post-Brexit. What are the personal and professional changes and challenges that lie ahead for small businesses, homeowners, and retirees? In the first of

Eiffel Tower in Paris against a blue sky

Moving to France After Brexit: Your Rights

As the UK is no longer part of the European Union, British workers, students, and travellers will no longer have the right to Freedom of Movement in the EU. This doesn’t mean an end to British expats in France, but

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Buying a Property in France After Brexit: 2021 Onwards

The UK has officially left the EU and the Withdrawal Agreement is now in effect, but what does this mean for future France property buyers? Brexit won’t prevent British people retiring to France or purchasing a second home in France,

Retirees and Pensions in France After Brexit: 2021 Onwards

  The rights of British expats retired in France are protected under the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, but you probably still have a lot of questions about what changes moving forward. Here’s what you need to know about your securing

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Healthcare in France After Brexit: 2021 Onwards

British expats resident in France before January 1st, 2021, have their rights protected under the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU. But what does that mean with regards to healthcare? Do you need to apply for a Carte Vitale? Are

Taxes in France After Brexit: 2021 Onwards

Will the UK’s exit from the EU affect your French tax and social charges in 2021? Will your pension be taxed differently if you live in France? Will second-home owners in France now be liable for capital gains tax if

An old-style UK passport for travel before Brexit

Travel Between the UK and France: Brexit and COVID-19 Rules

With new Brexit rules and regulations from January 2021 and strict COVID-19 travel restrictions currently in place, what does this mean for British people looking to travel to the EU? Here’s everything you need to know about travel between the