With so many of us choosing France as a retirement destination, a new study casts some light on where the French themselves decide to retire.
02 Jun 2015
Which were the sunniest departments in France in 2014?
03 Apr 2015
The French Parliament has finally decided on a new administrative map for the country, reducing from 22 to 13 the number of regional councils.
07 Jan 2015
The 11 public holidays in France in 2015, so here are the dates to put in your diary.
Winegrowers from the Pyrénées to Alsace have been hit by storm damage again this year, but only a minority have adequate protection against financial losses.
05 Aug 2014
France has finally embraced the five day school week for nursery and primary school children. Well, almost.
There are four levels of government in France each with a flotilla of politicians, most of whom pick up a monthly cheque.
08 Apr 2014
The relocation of the television broadcasting satellite has meant that many expats in France are having to invest or adapt to continue to receive UK television channels, says Chris Kenway.
11 Mar 2014
The weather in France in 2013 was wetter and less sunny than normal, but with temperatures broadly stable. We do a quick tour of the weather map of France for last year.
05 Feb 2014
There are 11 public holidays in France, so here are the dates you need to note in your diary for 2014.
Some local politicians appear to be mixing private profit with public duties over the installation of wind farms in their communes.
07 Jan 2014
The departments on the Cote d'Azur will always outshine other areas of France, but some other departments are not far behind.
05 Nov 2013
A review of the rules and procedures governing the regular test of roadworthiness for vehicles in France.
02 Aug 2013
The Baccalaureate examination is too expensive and complicated, according to a study carried out by the association of French school principals.
04 Jul 2013
What is the procedure for reporting vehicle accidents in France?
06 Jun 2013
Bureaucracy is a way of life in France, and while it can sometimes be a struggle dealing with it, formal complaints systems are in place to deal with grievances.
02 May 2013
Where are the sunniest departments in mainland France?
With something clearly rotten in the state of France at the present time, we review two recent cases of abuse of public office by local mayors.
04 Apr 2013
A reader on a partner website poses the ultimate question for all those wanting to live in France - how to make a successful and happy life for yourself?
Five Asian tourists travelling to Lourdes mistake the Celestial City for a village in Brittany.
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