Driving in France: What You Need to Know

At some point in your France travels you’ll likely want to rent a car. It’s helpful for getting to those out-of-the-way detours in Brittany or Provence, and you certainly don’t want to miss those. And with a car, you aren’t bound by train schedules, as practical as they are. Before you hit the road, you should know the following LEGAL and PRACTICAL tips for driving in France. Legal You must be 18 years old to drive in France.   You’ll…

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Living in France

There are several reasons you might want to live in France for a while. You’ll be in good company: Over 4 million foreigners live there, about 30,000 of whom are Americans, with a third of these in Paris. Your company can transfer you there for a month, two, or more. You may study abroad. You may have a short-term assignment with a nonprofit, such as a ministry or other charity, you could be an au pair, a retired or self-employed…

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Studying French in France

Everyone knows the best way to learn a language is to live in the country. But maybe you aren’t able to pull up roots and move to France so you can practice with the locals and pick up new vocabulary words on a daily basis. What if you could do this on a short-term basis? A week or two, a summer, a year? You could take a language vacation, for example, that enables you to learn French in the mornings…

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