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If you want to stay in control of your French telephone and broadband services some new protection has just become available to address the unauthorised taking over of a customer’s account without their agreement.
Christmas in a glass! A classic recipe for vin chaud, the traditional French winter warmer, with red wine, orange and spices. It’s so easy to make at home…
Banks may not offer you the best deal or the most efficient service when transferring money abroad. Mar Bonnin-Palmer assesses the benefits of using a specialist foreign exchange provider instead of your bank when buying in France.
The first recipes of bredele in Strasbourg date back to the 14th century. These delicious bite-size biscuits come in many different shapes and flavours.
When sad events happen, it is difficult to find the words to express our support or sympathy in French. It is never easy, even in our own language. How should we react? What can we say or do to help?
Take a short break in Paris this winter and see if a breath of French air can’t make Christmas shopping memorable for all the right reasons: original gift ideas, money saving opportunities, pit-stops at Ladurée…
One of the many reasons given for moving to France is the beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife. Long-term Limousin resident Kathleen shares some tips on living peacefully alongside wildlife in France.
So what do you do when you find an owl in the bathroom?……….
The cross-border tax landscape has completely changed. It is essential that your tax planning conforms to the rules of taxation in France, or it could have consequences.
GIFT’s Christmas fair is bigger and better than ever, with a wide range of beautiful cards, calendars and gifts, and delicious homemade treats. Have fun and help raise funds for charity!
Relocating to France can be a great lifestyle decision, but it comes with challenges, not least in dealing with the mass of red tape and bureaucratic hurdles you will be required to negotiate when you move. Below are some vital…