New Zealand versus the Ariège (not rugby!)

According to a recent article in the New Yorker; in the week following Trump’s election, 13,401 Americans, took the first official step toward New Zealand residency by registering with the country’s immigration authorities, presumably looking for some kind of bolt-hole should it become necessary. I mentioned this to a French friend and his . . . → Read More: New Zealand versus the Ariège (not rugby!)

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

An Immigrant’s View

As an immigrant in France since 2003, I know how I would feel if my neighbours here had all voted to leave the EU in order to get rid of us.

I am British but have lived and worked in France for the last 13 years with my husband and four children. . . . → Read More: An Immigrant’s View

The Midi-Pyrénées ranks as the best place to live in France

When planning to buy a house in France, whether for holidays or to live permanently, there is no doubt that one of the most important criteria is the quality of life in the region combined with the style and affordability of the houses, the climate, the people and, of course, the food . . . → Read More: The Midi-Pyrénées ranks as the best place to live in France