Tools and resources you need to make your stay in France a happier and less stressful experience.
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your move abroad needs.
For now I’m starting off with these sections below. I’ll add to it as I find new resources so I recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience.
Not speaking at least basic French while in France is like someone living in the US and not speaking English. It’s possible but will make your experience less than fulfilling, so do yourself a favour and learn a little French.
Finding A Place To Stay
Here are the sites I use to find places to stay when we travel throughought the world.
AirBnB is my most favourite service and site to use. Airbnb is a marketplace for people to find local hosts who rent out their entire home or just a room to travellers. We use it because it is very cost effective for us to rent a whole house out for our family vs getting 2 hotel rooms. Often the homes are located in awesome areas. Check it out yourself.
Electricité de France (EDF)
EDF is the company to contact about setting up your gas and electric in your home in France.
Need help in English? EDF also has a helpful English speaking service should you have questions about your electricity bill, service, problems or to simply change your service. Be prepared, they get pretty busy and you could get a recorded message stating “lines are busy call back”
Outside France phone: +33 5 62 16 49 08
In France phone: 05 62 16 49 08
WEBSITE AND MARKETING STUFF
If you are interested in starting your own website like mine, here are some of the tools I use and recommend.
SEM Rush is an advanced keyword and competitor research tool I use daily for my website. I highly recommend this tool if you are looking to get serious with your website. Sign up and try it for free and then pay 69 USD per month.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links I recommend in each section are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you anything to use them and I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. This is how I am able to offer a lot of free content with the support of you my readers. Please understand that I only recommend products and services that I have 100% faith in because of extensive research or first hand experience. In other words, I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. And remember, only buy products if you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.