The expat in France newcomer guide

Want to move to France?

Moving overseas is an exciting and challenging project. It can sometimes feel overwhelming when we don’t know where to start.

You will find in this blog many resources to help you organise your move to France but also settle the right way!

My aim is to make the French red tape easier and also help you understand the French culture so you can enjoy your new life in France!

My name is Guillemette, a complicated old French name, but you can call me Guiga. If you want to know more about me, check out this page.

In short, I’m a French serial expat and I have 12 years of experience in helping expats all over the world. I’m a Global Mobility expert!

Practical information to start with

Your expat guides

Your move to France roadmap

You will find a roadmap to the seven best ways to move to France & stay in the below free guide.

Your expat guide to French housing

I have also created a comprehensive free housing guide to help expats find rental accommodation and understand the French rental market.

With this guide, you’ll be able to understand your rights as a tenant and the owner’s responsibilities. I also give you a step-by-step explanation to check if you can be entitled to CAF housing benefits because very few people know that it is not only for students! You will also find essential information to find a rental without a guarantor in France.

This guide is for every expat, the newcomers, the ones already settled but unsure about French real-estate rules, or just looking for more tips!

Your free French classes list

This list of free or cheap French courses & other useful resources will help you improve your French. Working toward an intermediate level in France will give you access to so much more in France!

If you are looking for information on a specific topic, I advise you to go to the site map, where all my posts are classified by categories. Also if you have a suggestion of topics, you can email me at [email protected].