How to open a bank account in France as a foreigner? Be ready for some paperwork and discoveries! As a newcomer, you are considered a non-resident by French banks. I’ll explain to you what it means and what you can do about it. I’m also giving you specific advice to save money on bank fees and international transfer.
You are in France on Bastille Day or the 14th of July as French people call their National Day? And you want to celebrate it the French way? Celebrations for the French National Day but also authentic experiences, far from the touristic mainstream activities you will remember. Follow me and I’ll tell you what French people do on July 14th in France!
Welcome to my blog Expat in France! If you’re new here, you may want to read my FREE eBook “Renting in France: An expat guide to housing”. You will get exclusive tips to find a long term rental property without
Lost between the Bistro, Brasserie, Troquet… Bistro, brasserie, café, troquet, boui-boui, bouchon and even more…so many options where you can eat and/or drink in France that it gets confusing! How to make your choice and what is the difference?
The European Blue Card is one of the Passport-Talent residence permits in France. The EU Blue Card or Carte Bleue Européenne in French has been implemented following the EU regulations to attract foreign talents to the European job market. It
Finding a job is a challenging task in most countries! However, as a foreigner, it gets a bit more difficult to find a job in France, and even more, if you are looking for an English speaking job in France!
The passport-talent permit In 2016, the multiple-year Passeport-Talent permit was created to attract more skilled-foreigners. The French government has simplified the process to obtain certain working permits for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, and the Passeport-Talent permit is one of them. This
It is not part of French culture to talk about money. There might be some remains of the catholic culture where it is taboo to talk about money. “We do not show our payslip to anyone, and we do not
Live abroad to change your life has been my life motive! Living abroad has changed my life several times! Expatriation even became an addiction and maybe even a way of life! Relocating abroad is a lot of things: it is
Have you ever needed emergency assistance abroad? An emergency is stressful enough but it is even more in a foreign country and a foreign language. So it is better to be a bit prepared. Know the France emergency numbers to