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Reading on the banks of the Seine in Paris. Photo by Lucas Peters from Living in Paris: Practical Tips for Expats.

  Expatriate Resources and Articles on France

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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling in France
How to Live in France by Leyla Giray Alyanak
Living in Paris: Practical Tips for Expats by Lucas Peters
The Dream and the Reality of Life in the South of France by Aidan Larson
Living in the French Alps by Wendy Hollands
A Guide to Buying a Property in France by Duncan Ritson-Elliott
French in the Fast Lane: Retire in Style on the French Riviera by Ferriel Brooks
Living in France: Dos and Don'ts by Finn Skovgaard
Living and Working in France With or Without a Visa by Narelle Lewis
Moving to France: Everything You Need To Know to Settle In by Phyllis Cohen
Renting in France by Finn Skovgaard
Affordable Paris: Rent an Apartment Then Have Your Cake and Eat it Too by Joanna Hubbs
Schools in Paris: Find the Right One for Your Child by Tamara Cuthrell
Living in the Limousin Region: Vacation Rentals in the Heart of the Country by Volker Poelzl
Buying a Home in France: It Only Takes a Little Money and Nerve by Lorren L. Repton
Property in France: How to Find It, Buy It, And Live in It by Phyllis Cohen
A Guide to Parisian Apartment Hunting by Amber Foster
Nice Like a Local: Rent an Apartment and Settle In by Kelby Hartson Carr
Ship a Car to France by Donna Dugay
Rent a Gîte in a Forgotten Region by Pierre Epstein
Working Abroad in France by Volker Poelzl
Working in France by Finn Skovgaard 
Working in France: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Job by Liza Hall
Freelance Work on the Riviera by Kelby Hartson Carr
Inside the Teaching Assistant Program in France By Sarena Tien
Teaching English in France as an Assistant: A Unique Opportuntity for Americans by Kelby Hartson Carr
Teaching English in France: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success by Amber Foster
Teaching English in Paris: Where There is a Will, There is Always a Way by Natalie Faulkner
Work as Volunteer and Learn to Restore a French Village with La Sabranenque by Linda Handiak
Volunteer Workcamps: An Inexpensive and Rewarding Way to Go by Angelica Leone
Working and Learning French in Montpellier, France by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
Studying French in Montpellier: Cultural and Linguistic Tourism by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
Studying Abroad in Paris with Columbia University by Isabel Bohrer
Staying in France for Free: Volunteer at a Youth Hostel for Room and Board by Lisa Cordeiro
Choosing a French Language School: How to Find the Best Immersion Program by Kathy Christiansen
Learn French at L’Atelier 9 in Paris by Sally Ottaway 
Learning French in France: The Many Lanaguage School Options by Sharon Goldstein
Study Abroad in Paris: Tips for Your Semester Abroad by Audrey Queyreyre and John Chrisman
Study Abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris by
No Age Limits to Learning French Language Abroad by Carolita Blythe
Traveling to Learn in France: Vacation Courses Offer Opportunities for Immersion by Anna Gibson
The Art of Saving: Paris for Less Than 50 Euros A Day by Lucas Peters
10 Creative Alternatives for Solo Travelers to Wine and Dine in Paris by Lies Ouwerkerk
A Guide to the Third Wave Coffee Culture in Paris By Lucas Peters
Cooking Vacations in France by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Traditional Food in France on a Budget by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Traditional Food Regions of France by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Learning about Burgundy Wines on a Budget: Combine Cycling Through the Vineyards and Drinking Fine Wine in France by Michael Kerwin
France on a Budget: Travel on the Cheap in France is Still Possible by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Budget Transportation in France by Finn Skovgaard
Budget Travel in France: An Insider's Tips by Finn Skovgaard
Exploring the Diversity of Provence: The Foods, Wines, Markets, and Cultural Life of Avignon by Beebe Bahrami
Touring the Food and Wine Regions of Southern France from Montpellier by Beebe Bahrami
12 Guidelines for Eating Well in Paris: Culinary Deals and Delights in the Capital of France by Phyllis Cohen
Bicycling in Paris: A Moving Feast by Volker Poelzl
The Cave Man Cometh: Travel in France's Dordogne River Valley by Rick Steves
Provence and the French Riviera: Pick Your Home Base, then Relax and Explore by Rick Steves
Two Families in Antibes: Going Together Adds to Adventure by Mary E. DeMuth

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for France

Expat Focus: Move to France Easily provides information and resources for a large number of countries, including France, with articles on a variety of subjects to inform you about what is involved in moving to country and trying to make it easier — not an easy task.

Expatica provides news, information, online resources as well as I am not a tourist Fairs in a large number of European countries, including France. This site also offers a platform to find a job and to get in contact with other expats.

InterNations — Your Expat Community in France provides basic information for expats and the option to register with an expat community to share experiences and opportunities.

French Entree is a portal and expatriate community site covering France. French properties and resources, legal and tax advice, education and health, traveling to and living in France are provided.

Meetup lists group meetings in cities around the world to help bring people with common interests together and promote the development of active local communities. Check out the France section, listing groups all over the country.

The Local is an interesting English-language newspaper covering a variety of expat issues as well.

Visa Hunter is a minimalist but rich website providing visa information, job resources, housing, and other information helpful for a move to France.

Numbeo: France is a fine crowdsourced site that provides much aggregate and itemized information about the cost of living in the country, the main cities, and bigger towns which should help prepare you for the transition.


 News and Media in France

France is famous for its great variety of quality newspapers reflecting different points of view, regional and national, serious and satirical, print and online. Here is a list of the many sources in France.

Le Monde is a French newspaper for the educated, which goes into great depth when it comes to current events.


 Recommended Reading on France

France Guidebook by Rick Steves

Paris Guidebook by Rick Steves

Provence & the French Riviera Guidebook by Rick Steves

Lonely Planet France by Nicola Williams

The Rough Guide to France by Rough Guides

Moon Living Abroad in France by Aurelia d'Andrea

France (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by DK Publishing

Guide to Lodging in France's Monasteries by Eileen Barish


 Travel Information for France

France Guide is the "Official website of the French Government Tourist Office."

Offbeat France is an outstanding website reflects it name, and provides inside information on information not found anywhere else by one who has long lived in the country.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, including France.

Rough Guides Destinations offers a lot of useful travel advice and information for most countries, including France.

Frommers provides destination guides for countries worldwide, with a section on Europe, including France.


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