Ten things to know about school in France

 

There are four tiers of school in France, Maternelle (nursery 4-6 years), Primaire (primary 6-11 years), College (secondary 11-15 years), Lycée (sixth form 15-18 years) The majority of children in France go to their local and usually closest primary and secondary school which are state funded and controlled Private education only . . . → Read More: Ten things to know about school in France

Striking skiing – the school day in France

A tough day at school!

We have discovered since living in France that, most of the time here, it is best just to go with the flow. Hence, when we learned on Monday that Tuesday school was cancelled (teachers on strike for the day), rather than stressing about childcare and cancelled meetings, we decided . . . → Read More: Striking skiing – the school day in France

Autumn is beach time in the Pyrenees

 

It’s that time of year again when everyone is back at work and school and hence the beaches, both Mediterranean and Atlantic are now empty. Which means that it is also the ideal time of year for a day at the seaside. The difficult thing living here is not just the . . . → Read More: Autumn is beach time in the Pyrenees

Why?

This article published recently in The Telegraph tries to answer a question I am frequently asked:

 

 

 

The first question we are often asked when people discover we live in France is why did we move, lock stock and barrel with three young children to a place practically nobody has heard of? . . . → Read More: Why?