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Moving to Eymet, France

An expat in Eymet wrote, "So many beautiful areas in France - so many people spend months finding a house - stick to one area and search." (Read More)

Moving to Saint Raphael, France

Another expat in Saint Raphael advised, "Try to get an "in" with a local, or use the classifieds. You can stay cheaply in a hotel until you find a place, and you could easily come here and start looking in classifieds. It would be good to speak some French since the locals only know a few phrases, for the most part." (Read More)

Moving to Orleans, France

An expat living in Orleans commented, "The housing and neighborhoods south of the Loire river is more expensive but are nicer. When deciding where to live, think about the traffic you will face daily to get to and from work. All rental contracts in France allow the renter to get out with three month notice to the owner. If the owner want" (Read More)

Moving to Montpellier, France

An expat in Montpellier wrote, "Rent first until you know the area. Furnished rentals are the best for short-term, otherwise you are expected to take a 3-year lease.

Check out my information site on moving to France,at www.moving-to-france-made-easy.com." (Read More)

Moving to Dijon, France

Another expat in Dijon advised, "Ask collegues that live in that place to help you find a home. Or just visit a lot of estate agencies and visit the houses/appartments they offer you. Give me a call, I'll be glad to help!" (Read More)

Moving to Cannes, France

An expat living in Cannes commented, "Moving here was the best thing I've ever done. The French lifestyle suits me better, although there are plenty of things I miss. I was quite surprised when I learned how the people outside of the US view Americans and the American way of life. I felt suddenly very exposed. I suppose I had assum" (Read More)

Moving to Paris, France

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8-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-to-FranceMoving to France: 8 Things to Know Before You Move to France

Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. Find important advice about finding a place to live, expat banking services in France and much more.

Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. Find important advice...

Finding-the-Right-International-School-in-FranceFinding the Right International School in France

Choosing an international school in France can be a difficult decision. This article provides an overview of some popular international schools in Paris and other areas of France.

Choosing an international school in France can be a difficult decision. This article provides an overview of some popular international schools in Paris and other areas of France....

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A retiree in Marseille says that the cost of living is lower than you would think. He rents and housing is his biggest cost. If you try to speak French, you'll find that locals will be friendlier and more welcoming.

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Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in the world.

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Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

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Guide to Living in France covering expat life, local culture, finding a home, diversity and more.

Moving to FranceMoving to France Guide

Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. (more)

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Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system. (more)

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Expats offer tips on health insurance, renting in Paris, culture shock, meeting people and more.

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