Important References

Important References

The following is a list of useful links that we put together with the help of the members of the FrenchEntrée France Forum, to help you navigate through the different government organizations, health resources and other services in France.

Please let us know if there is a new link that should be included in the list, or if you notice any link that has changed or needs to be updated.

Government, Law, Taxes

Public Service (general information on rules and regulations and public services)


Prime Minister, Portal of the French Government

Ministry of the budget, Public Accounts and Civil Servants

Ministry of work, Public Relations, Family, Solidarity and Cities

Ministry for Housing

Ministry of the Interior, for Overseas Departments and Territorial Collectivities.

Ministry of Immigration of Integration, National Identity and Codevelopment

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs

Defense Ministry

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Youth and Sports

Ministry of Ecology, of Energy, Durable Development and Town and Country Planning

Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing

Ministry of Culture and Communication

British Embassy in Paris

Education and Training

School calendar

List of bilingual lycées in France

List of bilingual colléges in France


Out-of-hours pharmacy / pharmacies de garde

Assurance Maladie – Official Social Security Healthcare site

Employment and Business

Information from the Ministry of Labor and Employment

Official Autoentrepreneur site

Job/Career Center

Profession Libérale – Working independently


Emergency phone numbers


Road Conditions

Yellow Pages – phone directory

Post codes

Help with geographical or unlisted numbers

Free classifieds (in French)

To nofity your change of address

Environmental and Energy Saving advice

Travelling with Pets to/from the UK -DEFRA

Help for writing letters (examples)

Webcams in France

•Sylvia Davis, Property & Living Editor
With many thanks to the forum members for your help. You made this list so much better!

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