Doing It in France

Social security, finding a job, and even how to deal with dying. Your rights and responsibilities as a consumer. Comments about prices and service. Banking and money matters. Full articles, tips, and snippets of information from our staff writers.

Resolution of French social charges: No gain, no pain for ex-pats
7 illegal things that may happen in restaurants in France
Electric shock: EDF’s retroactive price rise is on its way
Exemption from French social charges with S1 form, a taxing system
It’s official: women do bulk of housework in France
Victory for second-home owners in France, social charges deemed illegal
Social contributions on properties: A break for EU non-residents in France?
50 Ways to Close Your French Shutters
Christmas in France: Have yourself a Merry little ... Noël
French politics goes local - the role of Mayor
Banning strollers in public places, is it legal?
International removal companies help pack up your troubles
Moving locally or abroad: get it right
Who can retire when, time is on their side
Pumping us dry with a diesel tax increase
Sobering thoughts for the wine trade
Moving? Here's who you need to tell and when
How not to put a foot wrong in France – especially if you're a woman
Efficiency of the French police with foreign victims
Is the French working environment a happy one?
French TV licence: you have to pay
Taking a taxi? Know your rights
Is it really a bargain?
How will Sauce Hollandaise will affect property taxes for foreigners?
How to be a good neighbour in France
Marriage in France for non-French citizens
Attitudes to Friday the thirteenth
What is PMU?
The French Healthcare System (II)
The French Healthcare System (I)
Got a beef with the SNCF?
Buying a used car privately in France
Selling a used car in France
French legal system - who does what?
BPCA provides measures to help Var flood victims
Euro cheque on foreign bank? Don't bother!
Stability of French banks
Rural Living in France - an essential read first
Official French websites in English
Using a foreign car in France
Bank card scam - What next?
Made in Monaco - a personal account of motherhood
What exactly is PACS?
EHIC/CEAM Play the right card!
Interdiction bancaire – or being banned by the bank
Retrieving lost objects
The Bailiff (l’huissier de justice)
Is State Pension a Hassle?
A euro note is a euro note. Or is it?
Of doctors, fees and delivery dates
Fighting the good fight against inflated prices, lying ads … and stale sausage
They’re not just rude, they’re French
Getting that rental deposit back
UFC : France’s equivalent of the Consumer’s Association
Careful with those Christmas bargains across the frontier!
How long should you keep paperwork?
Setting up an Association in France
Canned music and SACEM, the French performing rights agency
Road rage ... in French