Wedding songs in France

Wedding season is upon us and while the weather may not be making many happy brides so far this year, a good party will always turn the day around. It’s the same all over the world, there are some songs that no bride wants played, but once the champagne starts to flow she’s the first…

The different types of French work contracts

If you’re getting a job in France you should make sure you know what you’re signing up for. Not just in terms of your duties and responsibilities, but also the obligations and benefits that come with it. This post will explain the differences between the different types of French work contracts you can expect to…

The EURO2016 in Marseille guide

Are you heading to the south of France for the EURO2016 in Marseille? In this post you’ll find the best place to eat and drink during your visit and the easiest way to get to the stadium from the city centre. One of the most popular and scenic places to go out in Marseille is Le Vieux…

The EURO2016 in Nice guide

Are you heading to the south of France for the EURO2016 in Nice? In this post you’ll find the best bars to visit and the easiest way to get to the stadium from the city centre. Take a stroll down the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy the incredible Mediterranean air of the Côte d’Azur with sun, terraces, and…

The EURO2016 guide for Brits

No matter what your team is, international competitions bring everyone together to support the nation. So whether you’re Welsh, English, or Irish, here’s the EURO2016 guide for Brits. We’ll take a look at when and where all the home nations are playing in the group stages. Find out how to travel to the stadium and the best…

Getting home from France on a budget

Sometimes cash can be a little short. Even if not, visiting friends and family can be an expensive trip. This is particularly the case when it’s a bank holiday weekend or similar. So getting home from France on a budget is important as it can leave you with some extra cash to go to the pub…

The best French biscuits

Why would you need to know what the best French biscuits are? Well I’m British. And just like most Brits I love a good cup of tea. But there is nothing worse than brewing up a fresh pot when you get home from a long day at work and finding your biscuit tin empty. It’s even…

Get a job as an expat in France with no qualifications

If, like me, you don’t have any formal education, there is still hope. You don’t need to be a software developer, engineer, marketing wizard, or top business person to get a job and live in your dream country or city. There is one thing you possess which people all over the world want: your native…

Best value mobile phone contract for expats in France

When moving to a new country, one of the most important things to sort out is your mobile phone contract. Using your foreign network abroad can be expensive so it will help you save quite a lot of money. Additionally, an employer may be hesitant to call a foreign phone number, so it will make life easier…

The best place to watch movies in English in Paris

One of the great things about being an expat in France is the fact that young people (and some older people too) are becoming more and more into watching their movies and TV shows in the original language. This is awesome news! If like me, you love going to the cinema, then this is something…