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Is Limousin France’s best-kept secret for retiring British expats

Is Limousin France’s best-kept secret for retiring British expats
If you’ve been holidaying in France for years and are now approaching retirement, where’s the best French region to settle down? France is crammed with attractive destinations for would-be expats with retirement in mind, but choosing the right location in which to spend the rest of your life can be a challenge. Every region has its...

Bringing in personal goods to France as a new expat

Posted on August 12, 2019 in France
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Bringing in personal goods to France as a new expat
If you’re thinking of expatriating to France, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with everything from the move itself to healthcare requirements, accommodation and even the French customs and excise system as it applies to imports of personal goods. Perhaps the first hard decision will be a tussle between bringing all your household...

Choosing the right destination for your expatriation to France

Choosing the right destination for your expatriation to France
If you’re still determined to emigrate to France but are unsure of the exact destination, a tour of these five regions might help you make up your mind. France is a fascinating mix of glorious countryside, beaches, mountains, historic towns and cities, vineyards, castles, charming small towns and Paris, one of the world’s most visited...

Importing your car into Spain before the UK quits the EU

Importing your car into Spain before the UK quits the EU
If you’re about to permanently leave the UK for Spain and can’t bear to part with your car, here’s how to import it. Spanish bureaucracy is infamous amongst the British expat community, with hoops set up for jumping through on almost all the important things in life. It’s not that officials want to give you a hard time as new...

Northern France no longer a bargain basement for expat property

Northern France no longer a bargain basement for expat property
Is it too late to escape Brexit via a short hop across the English Channel? For British would-be expats still keen to avoid the after effects of a no-deal Brexit, France is surely the most convenient get-up-and-go destination, with many already familiar with its northern region due to holiday and shorter visits. Until recently, property in...

France now the favourite destination for British expats

France now the favourite destination for British expats
Results of a new survey show France is now more popular than either the USA or Australia, with its quality of life a key part of the decision to emigrate. Whatever the reason for the current exodus of Britons from their homeland, those determined to make a new life overseas are more likely to choose France than any other world country....

Expatriate guide to the French healthcare system

Posted on May 29, 2019 in France
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Expatriate guide to the French healthcare system
For expats heading to France, a major benefit is the French healthcare system, ranked first in the world by the WHO. Whatever the reasons for emigrating to an unfamiliar land, one major concern for would-be expatriates is the quality of healthcare available and its cost. For those heading for France, its healthcare is rated first in the...

Expats helping expats feel at home in France

Posted on May 15, 2019 in France
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Expats helping expats feel at home in France
Moving to France can be the most exciting move of your entire life, but what to do when the excitement wears off? One aspect of emigrating which seem to be ignored is the fact that, wherever in the world they’re living, people need people. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’ve landed, exchanging brief, bilingual ‘good...

How to make a go of expa life in Paris

Posted on May 7, 2019 in France
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How to make a go of expa life in Paris
If living and working in Paris is your dream, understanding the city and its diverse culture will help it become reality. Known as the City of Lights, Paris is one of the world’s most loved and most visited cities for its sheer beauty, its magnificent history and heritage and its dynamic present day personality. It’s also home to a...

Detailing the French healthcare system as it applies to expats

Detailing the French healthcare system as it applies to expats
One advantage of choosing France as your expat retirement haven is the high quality of its healthcare. Judged as one of the best in the world by no less than the World Health Organisation, France’s healthcare services are now accessible to expat retirees on a payment-sharing basis. Since a rule change in 2016, the system allows for...