France for Americans

Your guide to vacations and a new life in France



First date with a Frenchman

First dates can be nerve-wracking enough, but cooking a three-course French dinner for a Frenchman can turn into a downright disaster – as Cathe learnt the hard way!

©Jacqueline Davis, Ma Maison Parfaite

Settling into French life

Working as a property finder, people often ask Jacqueline how easy it is to settle into French life. She finds inspiration in Lynn, who took to her new life in France like a duck to water.

Euro mortgage

French mortgages for Americans

France has always been a popular second home destination for many Americans, whether it is the chic central districts of urban Paris or the emerald blue sea of the Côte d’Azur. Certain economic challenges over the last few years have


Leaving Minnesota for the Lot et Garonne

When Katie and her husband moved from the US to France, they bought a vineyard in the Vendée before taking on a farmhouse in Lot et Garonne. Here she tells FrenchEntrée about their journey so far and the cookery website that is keeping her busy.

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Employing People in France

In my experience the French Police and Courts are cracking down on people who illegally employ workers (who, more often than not, are foreigners). This might be done through blissful ignorance – but the Courts do not always accept ignorance as a defence plea.

Vote Usa

U.S. citizens voting from France

All American citizens over 18 are eligible to vote except in certain special cases—such as U.S. citizens who have never lived in the United States (usually the adult children of U.S. citizens living abroad).