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All you need to know about dogs

If there’s one thing that the Parisians love, it’s their dogs. In fact, there’s a statistic bandied around that there are more chiens in the city than children. Whether that’s true or not, we don’t know, but it’s certainly rare to walk down the street without seeing at least a couple of pampered pooches. Indeed,…

Understanding French social security

As in many countries, the French social security system, also known as la sécu, can seem a bit daunting at first. But once you break it down into bite-size bits it soon starts to make sense. To begin with, the key thing to know is that the social security system is divided into four categories…

Opening a French bank account

One of the first things you’ll need to do when setting up your new life in Paris is to open a bank account. It’s important for lots of reasons, ranging from paying utility companies, some of which can insist on direct debits, to arranging a mortgage if required. It’s true that there’s a fair bit…

Rubbish, recycling and being eco-friendly

One of the things we’re asked about most often by our clients is what recycling facilities are available in Paris. So, here, we bring you our simple guide… To begin with, most apartment buildings provide three separate dustbins, each with a different coloured top. These are normally broken down into household waste such as teabags,…

Applying for French citizenship

If you see your long-term future in France, you may wish to consider applying for either permanent residence or French citizenship – though, in both cases, you do need to have been living in the country for at least five years. In a nutshell, both options allow you to stay in France long-term, although some…

How do I choose a school in France?

In France, the importance of education has always been stressed as a key aspect of growing up into French culture. However, adapting to the French school system can be a little intimidating as it is quite different from the US and UK. Here, we bring you a straightforward introduction…

A simple guide to home insurance

In France, home insurance is essential in order to protect your property if things go wrong; for example, problems such as water damage, fire, theft, vandalism and glass breakage. To help get you started with things, here’s our simple guide to what you need to know… When to take out home insurance If you are the…

Understanding locks and keys

Simple though they may sound, locks and keys really do deserve to have their own article because in France they have a very different way of functioning than in places like the U.S. For one thing, the service prices are far higher and the locks are more complex. The upshot is that if something goes…

Healthcare in France: A basic introduction

Internationally renowned for its excellent healthcare, France is widely considered to be among the best in the world when it comes to medical provision. However, whether visiting for a holiday, temporarily relocating or moving here permanently, getting access to the French healthcare system can be a little daunting (this is France, after all!). So, here…