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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
What happens if you overstay your 90-day limit in France?
What happens if you overstay your 90-day limit in France? If you're visiting France from a non-EU country your time here is limited, unless you have a visa - but what happens to people who overstay and how strictly are the rules really enforced?
OPINION: Macron's pension reform is wildly unpopular and badly timed - but essential for France
OPINION: Macron's pension reform is wildly unpopular and badly timed - but essential for France One thing that everyone can agree on is that Emmanuel Macron's new pension reforms are likely to be highly unpopular and lead to strikes and demonstrations - so why is he doing it? John Lichfield looks at the president's thinking and why France, in fact, needs this reform.
Strikes, health, singers and taxes: 6 essential articles for life in France
Strikes, health, singers and taxes: 6 essential articles for life in France Health, taxes and - this being France - strikes are the staples of life, so we're taking a look at those in our 6 essential articles for French life, as well as some music recommendations, and weird language quirks.
PODCAST: France faces an autumn of strikes, Eurostar derailed and are mussels in danger?
PODCAST: France faces an autumn of strikes, Eurostar derailed and are mussels in danger? Our Talking France podcast is back with a new episode that ranges from the mussel beds of Brittany to the mushroom fields of south west France - via the controversial subject of pension reform, the woes of the Eurostar and a certain fashion-conscious French minister.
Nice attack trial hears trauma of twin sister who was left behind
Nice attack trial hears trauma of twin sister who was left behind In the first week of witness testimony, the Paris special criminal court was shaken by the emotion of a family mourning the loss of 13-year-old Laura, one of the 86 victims killed in the 2016 Nice truck attack. Laura's twin sister, Audrey, chose to testify separately. She spoke on Tuesday. Read More
‘We became more Russian than we were,’ says Moscow-born artist in Paris
‘We became more Russian than we were,’ says Moscow-born artist in Paris Painter Masha Schmidt always saw herself as a citizen of the world, but the war in Ukraine has forced her to identify as Russian and to rediscover a sense of purpose in her art.
Nine delicious seasonal French dishes to try this autumn
Nine delicious seasonal French dishes to try this autumn The fall is one of the best times for food-lovers in France, as the markets blossom with fresh and flavourful produce. Here's a look at some of the tastiest dishes you should try during the autumn.
What changes in France in October 2022
What changes in France in October 2022 The French government's energy sobriety plan, taxes due, and school holidays - here is what is happening in France in October 2022.
Inside France: Knitwear, beaches and why the French are preparing for a 'social battle'
Inside France: Knitwear, beaches and why the French are preparing for a 'social battle' From predictions of a troubled autumn on the street to central heating, bad French puns and the reason that France's finance minister sparked a wave of knitwear-related mockery, our weekly newsletter Inside France looks at what we have been talking about in France this week.
EXPLAINED: Does France really have a hijab ban?
EXPLAINED: Does France really have a hijab ban? As Iranian women burn their hijabs in protest at the country's repressive laws you might have heard people contrasting this to the French 'hijab ban' - but is the Muslim headscarf actually banned in France?
Paris landlord fined for renting out 5 square-metre apartment
Paris landlord fined for renting out 5 square-metre apartment A Paris has landlord has been ordered to pay more than €20,000 letting out an apartment that measured just five square metres - below the legal minimum of 9 sq m for living space.
Plastic Odyssey sets off on round-the-world mission to fight marine pollution
Plastic Odyssey sets off on round-the-world mission to fight marine pollution Plastic Odyssey will leave the port of Marseille, in the south of France, on 1 October for a three-year expedition. Its main goal is to find ways to reduce marine pollution by plastics in the 30 countries most affected by this issue in Africa, South East Asia and South America. Read More
Ask the expert: How to write the perfect French resume
Ask the expert: How to write the perfect French resume If you want to work in France you will probably need a French CV - and the format might be different to what you're used to. We spoke to a recruitment expert to find out how to write one properly.
French minister criticises Liz Truss for provoking UK economic disaster
French minister criticises Liz Truss for provoking UK economic disaster France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday that he was worried by the financial turbulence in Britain, criticising Prime Minister Liz Truss's economic policies for causing a "disaster" of high borrowing rates for her country.
French Expression of the Day: Une vache à lait
French Expression of the Day: Une vache à lait This might sound like the cheese for children, but it actually has nothing to do with dairy products.
French motorway breakdown services cost rises
French motorway breakdown services cost rises Breaking down on a French motorway just got more expensive, as the government raised the prices that breakdown services can charge.
Victoria Beckham hopes to stitch up French fashion makeover with Paris debut
Victoria Beckham hopes to stitch up French fashion makeover with Paris debut Having turned to French experts to overhaul her struggling ready-to-wear clothing business, Victoria Beckham is hoping for the highest validation available in the fashion world with her first runway show in Paris on Friday.
French economy minister 'worried' by British 'disaster'
French economy minister 'worried' by British 'disaster' France's economy minister said Friday that he was worried by the financial turbulence in Britain, criticising Prime Minister Liz Truss's economic policies for causing a "disaster" of high borrowing rates for her country.
‘Hell behind the scenes’: French Senate blasts porn industry after abuse scandal
‘Hell behind the scenes’: French Senate blasts porn industry after abuse scandal Police in Paris arrested three men on Tuesday as part of a sprawling investigation into alleged abuse of vulnerable women in the French pornography industry. In response French senators have proposed a raft of measures including stronger regulations to block under-18s from accessing online porn. 
France’s Frappart among trio of women referees at World Cup in Qatar
France’s Frappart among trio of women referees at World Cup in Qatar The presence of women referees at the 2022 World Cup will send "a strong sign", said trailblazing French referee Stéphanie Frappart on Thursday, one of three women officials selected for the tournament in Qatar.
Paris issues warning on menace of reckless misuse of electric scooters
Paris issues warning on menace of reckless misuse of electric scooters Authorities in the French capital have given operators of electric scooter fleets one month to come up with measures to limit reckless riding, careless parking and other misuses or risk the loss of their operating licences.
French gastronomy: Is Paris an exception to the rule?
French gastronomy: Is Paris an exception to the rule? Wherever you go in France, a vast variety of dishes reflect the history and identity of each region. But while the capital is the heart of cultural life in France, with some of the best restaurants in the world, people don't usually associate Paris with a particular dish. And yet, typical Read More

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