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European Accident Statement / Car Insurance Claims

If you should have a collision in France, you will need to fill out a “constat amiable” (translated as a “friendly observation”). This document is supplied by your insurance company and is normally found in your glove compartment. The document can be slightly intimidating. A copy in English can be seen here : http://www.insurancefrance.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/European-Accident-Statement.pdf Since …

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Seeking advice and support on health matters in France

During our lives, there will sometimes be situations when we will need the support, advice and guidance of others. This could be as a result of personal health issues or because a member of our family, our spouse or a friend is experiencing difficult circumstances. When we speak French fluently, this may not feel as …

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The world is your oyster – places to go in 2017

The world is your oyster, as the saying goes … and today we thought we’d share with you a few of the amazing and interesting places to visit in different parts of the globe. Our first choice is here in France, the second a city break and finally a country that is attracting increasing interest …

What are my rights as a consumer in France?

If you’ve lived in France for a while you will be familiar with your consumer rights when you buy goods or services in shops or via the internet. But if you’ve recently moved or you are planning to do so, it’s useful to know where you stand so we’ve put together a few consumer rights …

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Health matters: accessing the French healthcare system

Accessing French healthcare may seem daunting but it’s important to understand how the system works… and potentially avoid a costly medical bill should you or your family become ill. To be considered legally resident in France you must make arrangements for your healthcare, so this post aims to help you by summarising the main options. …

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How to register your RHD car in France

If you’ve recently moved to France or are planning to do so, it’s crucial that your RHD car is properly registered to conform to French regulations and ensure that your insurance remains valid. There may be some variations between regions in interpreting the law, so it may be worth checking with your local mairie if …

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Finding the right artisan for the job in France

Finding the right builder or artisan to undertake renovations in your home can be problematic at times. If you have a second home in France, you may not be as familiar with the local trades and even if living here permanently there are a number of things to think about before hiring an artisan/builder. Most …