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Getting Used to the French Two Hour Lunch Break
Getting Used to the French Two Hour Lunch Break
Why not enjoy the two hour lunch break that France is famous for, rather than get annoyed that you can't go to the bank or pharmacy. Suggestions for getting used to…...
How to Be a Good Neighbour in France
How to Be a Good Neighbour in France
Suggestions for how to be a good neighbour in your new home in France - with a guide to village life, town life and city life...
How to Integrate Into a French Community
How to Integrate Into a French Community
A guide to fitting in to your new French community, with suggestions such as using local tradesmen instead of other expats and trying your hand at whatever local…...
Is the French Bureaucracy Cliché True?
Is the French Bureaucracy Cliché True?
A guide to understanding where the French reputation for terrible bureaucracy comes from, and how to try to avoid it!...
Joining Clubs in France
Joining Clubs in France
Top tips for joining clubs in France - a great way to meet like-minded people and boost your language skills...
Making Friends in France
Making Friends in France
Suggestions on how to make new friends when you start your new life in France, ranging from joining clubs and Anglo French organisations to frequenting the same local…...
Respecting Cultural Differences in France
Respecting Cultural Differences in France
A guide to respecting key cultural differences between France and the UK, such as expected behaviour, the importance of the family and the healthy respect for a good…...
Simple Tips for Learning the Language
Simple Tips for Learning the Language
For those wishes to brush up their vocabulary, or learn the language from scratch, here are realistic ways to boost your French language skills....
The Role of the Mairie in France
The Role of the Mairie in France
A look at the role of the mayor in town, village and city life in France - and how to make it work for you....
What's True About French Stereotypes?
What's True About French Stereotypes?
A rye look at the common and not-so-common French stereotypes....
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