Want To Move To France?

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Annie here! I created this site to help you do what my husband and I did: Take a career break or sabbatical from your everyday life to live in France for a while and do something truly amazing. Learn French, a new skill, or just relax and eat cheese....(even if you're not rich or have kids) Read more

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Forget Groundhog Day! Let's Eat Crepes All Day And Celebrate National Crepe day in France!
While the Us and Canada are waiting for a groundhog to poke out, the French gorge out on Crepes all day long. Find out why and learn an easy crepe recipe
101 Cute, Romantic & Quirky French Terms Of Endearment For Your Sweetie Pie or Honey Bunny
I dare you to use just one of these romantic, cute and quirky French terms of endearment on your lover. Sure to turn him or her to putty in your hands. Or use one on your kids to embarrass the hell out of them.
How We Downsized, Sold, Got Rid Of Our Stuff Before We Moved To France For A Year
Saying goodbye to years of accumulated stuff is harder than you think. Here's a look at what it was like when our family did it for our move to 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.
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.
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.

What I Write About


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

Want to move to France but you have
questions:

  • What it's like?
  • How do you do it?

I answer those questions because they are the same ones I had when our family of five was planning our own sabbatical year in France. 

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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.....