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French school holidays 2015/2016 – Update!

There are three terms in the school year, starting in September. Dates vary according to the Zone you live in. The school zones have already been modified for the school year 2015/2016 to match the upcoming territorial reform.

Buying a car in France

How to buy a used car in France

Buying a used car in France – Introductory guide While some people moving to France will take their right-hand drive car with them, at least for the first few months, others will want to make a fresh start on the

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French food classics: Tarte Tatin

This upside-down apple tart originated in the Sologne region under rather unconventional circumstances. Florence Derrick investigates the story behind one of France’s best-loved desserts.

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Car hire in France advice: the new rules

We speak to the AA about the controversial DVLA scheme for car hire abroad For some care hire in France customers this summer there was chaos and confusion, but the dust has now settled on the DVLA’s decision to introduce a digital-only

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Inside tips: speak French like a native

We asked our FrenchEntrée Forum members for their top tips on learning French. Most of them live in France and communicate in French every day, to varying degrees of expertise – and all of them have a personal story about their experience of learning French.