Here’s an essential guide to make sure you’re properly insured while living in France. Compulsory insurance Insurance is a legal requirement for vehicle owners (assurance automobile), homes whether rented or owned (assurance habitation), for civil liability (assurance responsabilité civile or chef…
Insurance in France
It is not uncommon for new arrivals in France to fall into the trap of assuming that insurance contracts and providers will be governed in a way similar to other countries. In these pages you will find tips, advice and general information regarding property, health, vehicle, and school insurance in France, as well as some of the peculiarities of the French system. Check the guide below to make sure you are properly insured at all times… no unpleasant surprises!
Holiday Home Insurance:
What should you do if a disaster strikes and you need to make a claim from your insurer for your holiday home? Find out what to do here.
French School Insurance:
When you register your child for school you will be asked for an attestation d’assurance scolaire. Find out more here.
Cancelling or changing insurance contracts:
Cancelling insurance in France just became easier: the Loi Hamon.
French Car Insurance:
Understand all you need to know about insuring your vehicle in France, including what to do if you have a car accident. See here.
Life Insurance in France:
Life insurance is not compulsory in France. If you do wish to take it out, though, make sure you get assurance décès. Discover more here.
French Insurance Vocabulary:
Useful French insurance phases you may come across when taking out insurance in France. View the vocabulary list.
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