Issue 040: 1st August 2008
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The French take more annual leave than any other country on the planet, but a new law, effectively abolishing the 35-hour week, now threatens that crown.
The popular tax-free savings account Livret A is a ‘must’ for anyone who owns property in France, as the rate rises to 4%.
A light-hearted revision guide for adults on sex and erotica has been the surprise big hit on the French booksellers list of best holiday reads for 2008.
Cahier de Vacances Erotiques
Carla Bruni last week knocked Coldplay off the top of the album charts in France, with 65,000 sales of her album Comme si de rien n’était in 10 days.
Carla Bruni Hit
A leading French nudist resort in Languedoc has been given approval to hold a ‘blacklist’ of banned bathers from its beach.
UK bank transfers into France and the rest of Europe are amongst the highest in Europe, despite EU regulations that seek to reduce these charges.
Money Transfers into France