Is making French friends a mystery to you? As you are starting over your life, you need to build connections, friendships. Yes, it becomes a need! But how to make French friends? We often take our friendships as granted at home. Now it is a whole other story… Are the French so difficult? Let’s find out how to make French friends!
Do you hibernate in winter or do you still want to make most of your time?
Winter in Lyon… I give you my Lyon off the beaten tracks things to do as the locals do!
Do you want to create your business in France? The Profession Liberale visa allows freelance work in France. You won’t need to find an employer to sponsor your visa. You will even have access to a multiple year permit! And if you follow the process correctly, it can even become your pathway to a French passport. It is a great chance to make your dream of living in France come true. It takes a bit of effort, but it is worth it!
How to get a job abroad before moving? You are dreaming to move to France. You have responded to numerous job ads, you have spent your evenings writing cover letters, maybe even in French, and you scan daily the douzaine of websites you are receiving job openings. But nothing! No response, not even a rejection! Is the French job market so difficult? You know there is a solution (or maybe not, but you soon will) but you think it can’t help you as a foreigner. This is where you are wrong!
You are British and have lived in France for some time or Brexit rushed your life plans to make the big move you have been dreaming of for some time? Moving to France before Brexit, or more accurately before the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, will give you access to the new residence permit and its specific advantages
Did you know you could buy books from an online bookstore in France and support your local shops? Buying online has become a habit for many of us, and even more when we are forced to stay at home. Finding convenient ways to consume is useful but finding ethical and convenient ways to consume is even better! Let’s find out how we can keep buying our books online and still support our local bookstore.
I’m happy to present you the first edition of the Expat in France linky. The goal of this linky is to gather expat bloggers views living in France on a specific topic. This month’s topic is The Top Things I’ve Learnt Being an Expat in France. Moving abroad is not a fairy tale and it is full of challenges. It makes it a great opportunity to learn about a new culture but also about ourselves. Let’s see what our first bloggers shared with us.
You first came to France to study and you are dreaming to stay in France and make a living here. If you have graduated with a French diploma, your dream may come true! I’ll tell you how you can stay in France after studies with a specific visa granting you the right to work for one year ever before you find your first job to sponsor your permit!
Did you know there were compulsory insurances in France? In many instances, you will be requested to take out insurance, even though it is not mandatory. Also, you may even already be insured without knowing it. Here are some pointers to help you decide whether you actually need to take this insurance or not. Make sure you have the compulsory insurance in France, then, the choice is up to you.
French cheese is a jewel of French gastronomy. French people love it and eat it every day. When it comes to food, the French eating etiquette rules and the cheese doesn’t make an exception. Here is everything you should know to be able to buy, serve, eat and keep your cheese the French way!