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CLP replied to the thread Where to locate in France? Help!!! on the France forum on July 24, 2014:
AnAmericanCliche initially posted:
I am mid- fifties, speak very little French but am learning. I bike, hike & love to explore. But love the big city life, as well. I am looking to move to France in 2015. I prefer rich French culture, architecture, but would like expat support too. Not a beach person & prefer moderate temperatures to heat. Suggestions?
CLP replied 11 hours ago with:
Haute Savoie (Annecy area) sounds good for climate and the activities you like but you DO NEED TO SPEAK FRENCH HERE and the people are much colder than other regions of France. Lyon is only about 1 hour and 20 minutes and Geneva is only 30 minutes but it is expensive. Lyon may be a good option since you like the city and there is a lot of transportation you can take to explore France from there and you can get by with basic French. The south of France is nice, but it may be too hot for you and you may get bored since you it is mainly beaches. Another option is the Lille region. It's beautiful and people are much more open and friendly. Good luck! :)
Lindesu replied on July 19, 2014 with:
Where have you visited in the past and what was your opinion of each French area? Depending on you situation expenses may be a big factor. MUCH more costly to live in Paris or Provence. Langdouc in the south westt has much of the charm of Provence at half the price. Brittany and Normandy are more affordable. These areas also more likely to have English expats. If you have not traveled extensively in France, I would recommend a 3 -4 week road trip ( or a couple of 2 week trips) to explore the options.
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markantony posted Pet and house sitter looking for assignment in September on the France forum on July 20, 2014:
I am a philosophy student at Columbia University who is very interested in looking after your home and pets in September (dates flexible). I speak English, Russian, and a bit of French and seek somewhere quiet and relaxing to work on my poetry before enrolling at Oxford in October. I grew up with cats and dogs, so I am very comfortable around them. I also have experience gardening and maintaining my family’s country home. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you think we can work something out. Again, my dates within the month of September (I could even arrive at the very end of August and leave in the early days of October) are flexible. Thanks, Mark
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greengrass10 posted claiming VAT on amazon.fr purchases on the France forum on July 20, 2014:
Hello, Does anyone know if it's possible to claim our VAT on online purchases made on www.amazon.fr when we leave the country? We can usually claim and get back the VAT on purchases made in France if we stop by the VAT office at the airport. But does that apply to online purchases made in France as well? Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you.
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alexandrashaw posted A Place In The Sun (Channel 4) - Carcassonne on the France forum on July 16, 2014:
A Place In The Sun (Channel 4) is looking for a British expat couple living around Carcassonne to take part in an upcoming programme. The couple should be happy to appear on camera talking to our presenter about their experiences of moving and living abroad. If you are interested in taking part, please e-mail alexandra.shaw[at]aplaceinthesun.com with your contact details and a brief account of the motives for your move. Thank you!
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fly4fish2 posted Fractionals in France on the France forum on July 15, 2014:
Is anyone familiar with the process for purchase of fractional share interest in an apartment? We two seniors currently looking at (haven't yet visited) Halcyon Retreat (you can Google it) near Limoges, France. Have you purchased at Halcyon Retreat, or know of someone who has purchased?
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gladis posted Please can someone help on taxes on the France forum on July 13, 2014:
I'm thinking of moving to France from Britain with my boyfriend and buying a rural property that we will run through solar and wind power, and have our own well with a septic tank. As we would be living off what we grow and because we would be living in a very small community we would be bartering for food with skills and produce, so no income, could someone advice us on an estimate cost it would cost us annually in taxes to live rurally in Morvan, Burgandy please.
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Hello, We are a French family with 3 children ( 8, 6 and 2 years) and we come near Cambridge to learn English, language and culture from 1st Sept. 2014 to 28 February 2015. We have a friend who lives there and we know well the school, but we try to exchange our house with a english family which would like to come to live 6 months in our house in the South of France, 30 miles in the South of Toulouse, in the campaign, to learn French! Our house has 4 rooms, a big terrace, a big garden and we have a wonderful view on Pyrenees. http://www.guesttoguest.com/fr/echange-maison/france/le-fossat/64647 The school is 0.7 mile, in the village of "Le Fossat" (look on Google Map;-)) and is very nice (quite new 100 pupils). I can obviously help for the installation here and all the papers of registration at the school or the others... Then, we live at 1 hours of ski resorts, 1:30 of Méditerranée and 1:15 of Carcassonne (Ryanair - Stansted). You could contact me to my personnal e-mail : clac[@]9online.fr (anti-spam) Excuse my english, Regards Christelle
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apostilleexpert replied to the thread Procedures apostille diploma degree on the France forum:
alexandragaitan initially posted:
Hi. I wonder to know if ¿In France exist some company that is responsible to make procedures and perform the apostille for a degree from the University of Limoges in France.? The process involves collecting the college diploma, obtain a certified copy and take it to the Cour d'Appel to process the apostille. After three days later, picked up right there and send it to Colombia. Thank you.
apostilleexpert replied most recently with:
Dear Alexandr Gaitan, I read you post in expat excahnge. I may have a solution for you. Please concat me luis@apostille.net 212-495-9323 http://www.apostille.net
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YourEurope replied to the thread Health System - please help on the France forum:
Francemove1 initially posted:
My partner and I (57 and 55) are planning moving to the Herault Department next spring. I have owned a studio flat there for about 10 years so we are familiar with the area and plan to live there. We are in the midst of planning and are finding the health system confusing and worrying. Clearly its an important part of our move but we don't know where to start. I have a moderate pension and we have some income from property elsewhere so we don't propose working in France. Is there anyone out there who can help guide us through the process step by step? It seems that health insurance is very expensive and getting a carte vitale doesn't seem likely. Can you help put our minds at ease? Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thank you
YourEurope replied most recently with:
Hi Francemove1, Are you an EU national? If so, when you move to another EU country you can get healthcare under the same conditions as other local residents. Which country's health care system ultimately pays for your medical treatment will depend on your specific situation. If you receive a pension from another EU country (not France), then you belong to that country’s health insurance system. You need to request a certificate of entitlement to healthcare – the S1 form (formerly known as an E 121) from the health insurance authority in the country whose healthcare insurance system you belong to. This document establishes your right to full healthcare coverage in France. You must submit it to the health insurance authority there. If you take prescription medicines, remember that the prescribed medicine might not be available, or it may have a different name in another EU country. These links could be useful: Finding the right healthcare provider abroad - europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/health/planned-healthcare/hospitals/index_en.htm Your health insurance cover when living abroad - europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/health/when-living-abroad/health-insurance-cover/index_en.htm
YourEurope replied most recently with:
Hi Francemove1, Are you an EU national? If so, when you move to another EU country you can get healthcare under the same conditions as other local residents. Which country's health care system ultimately pays for your medical treatment will depend on your specific situation. If you receive a pension from another EU country (not France), then you belong to that country’s health insurance system. You need to request a certificate of entitlement to healthcare – the S1 form (formerly known as an E 121) from the health insurance authority in the country whose healthcare insurance system you belong to. This document establishes your right to full healthcare coverage in France. You must submit it to the health insurance authority there. If you take prescription medicines, remember that the prescribed medicine might not be available, or it may have a different name in another EU country. These links could be useful: Finding the right healthcare provider abroad - europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/health/planned-healthcare/hospitals/index_en.htm Your health insurance cover when living abroad - europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/health/when-living-abroad/health-insurance-cover/index_en.htm
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