What are the next ‘marches’ for Macron?

There is clearly a lot of relief this week both here in France and around the world following the French election result. There is a real sense of renewed energy and optimism amongst both the French population and those of us who have made France our home.

Certainly there are plenty of . . . → Read More: What are the next ‘marches’ for Macron?

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

Europe in the Foothills

The more mired down the Brexit issue gets in the arguments of immigration, the more we should realise how important it is that we have open borders, the freedom to travel and live abroad and education to help us understand foreign cultures. Even in our tucked away and rural region of France, . . . → Read More: Europe in the Foothills