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On Moving To France And Surviving Expat Life

Hi I'm Annie, serial expat from North America and French sabbatical expert. I live in France with my husband and 3 children where I freelance and work remotely as an SEO copywriter / digital and website marketing specialist for hire. At my other job, this blog, I write stuff to inspire you to do what we did; move, settle down, and survive French life and culture once you get there. Read more

What I Write About

I try to answer all the questions you might have about about moving to France and I also share me and my families personal experiences while living in France too. 

how to move to France and survive French Expat life

  • 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?
  • What are some quirky stories about France
  • Blah, blah, blah, blah!!

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Why France Is The Best Country To Live In Europe
France is without a doubt the best country to live in Europe. Just ask Ernest Hemingway, Johnny Depp, Julia Childs and Brad Pitt. Here is a tongue and cheek, totally biased look at why we prefer France.
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.

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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.....