Insurance in France

Road signs FranceIt 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!



Introduction to insurance in France

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.

Further reading on insurance in France

A Simple Guide to French Insurance

  Don’t assume that insurance in France is the same as you’re used to in your home country – there are many quirks and differences to consider! Here’s an essential guide to make sure you’re properly insured while living in

car insurance in france

French Car Insurance

Insuring your vehicle in France is not dissimilar to doing so in the UK. There, are, however, some differences you need to be aware of, whether it is your only motor or a second one.

Holiday home security: top tips

Holiday Home Security: Top Tips

There are two main reasons that holiday home security is vital. Firstly, your holiday home isn’t likely to be continuously occupied. Secondly it isn’t likely to be located nearby, not even necessarily in your own country. It’s not just common