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Expert Advice On Moving To France And Surviving Expat Life

Hi I'm Annie, a French Expat from North America living in France with my husband and 3 children. I write stuff to help you move to France, settle down and survive French culture and life once you get there. Read more

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International and French Business Etiquette A Visual Guide Infographic
Going to France or abroad somewhere else for business? Don't accidentally do something stupid to embarrass yourself. Study up on these basic international customs on business etiquette so you can make a great impression.
6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go To France In May: French Holidays Explained!
If you plan to go to France in May or you're a newly arrived French expat, beware of all the French holidays and celebrations in the Month of May. They could put a crimp in your plans.
French Texting: 20 Common Text Message Abbreviations For Phone, Emails and Facebook
Let's face it, texting or using text message abbreviations like LOL or ROLF to communicate is no longer restricted to[...]
Why Is April Fools Day In France Such A Fishy Affair?
Curious about how the French celebrate April Fools day in France? Discover the supposed origins of April fools day and how to properly celebrate it like a true Frenchman.
Living In France Travel Meme: What People Think I do vs What I Really Do
People have all sorts of contorted ideas about what it's like to live in France. Check out this travel meme I created “What I really Do” about what it's like living in France.
11 Unbelievably Weird, Funny French Laws That Still Exist Today!
France has its fair share of antiquated or weird laws. Here are but 11 for you to giggle over.

What I Write About


how to move to france for a yar and be happy once you get there

  • What it's like living in France?
  • What If I want to move to France but can't find a job?
  • Do I need to speak French?
  • Will the kids like it?
  • Blah blah blah blah!

I try to answer all the questions you might have about our move to France and share my experiences about living in France too. 

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French Visa
An A to Z Guide

Everything you want and need to know about the French "Long Stay Visa" that let's you live in France for 1 year

how to move to france step by step guide book
  • How to fill out the visa form which allows you to stay in France for one year.
  • What to expect and things they don't tell you but shout at the French consulate
  • How much money you need to have in the bank to qualify
  • What to do if you want to bring your family and kids!
  • How long does the process take?
  • Can you apply in France?
  • Whether or not you can work while you are in France
  • And more.....