Valence Provence the gateway to the south of France

3 Jan

Valence is in the department of Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (formerly Rhone-Alpes). Just an hour south of Lyon, Valence is a beautiful and surprising city. It’s known as the gateway to the south of France. From Paris, you can be there in a couple of hours on the TGV which steams its way through and on south […]

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When it comes to income tax in France good planning is essential

15 May

Talk of income tax in France is something that can cause the jitters. But if you’re thinking about buying a second home in France, or making a complete move, the advantages from a tax perspective may represent great value. Jennie Poate, Head of Operations, France for Beacon Global Wealth Management explains… Income tax in France There […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Spring 2018

17 Mar

The Good Life France Magazine – the Spring issue. As always it’s bursting with inspiration, filled with fabulous photos and packed with articles on places, to go, culture, gastronomy and life in France. It’s completely free to read online or download a PDF, you can subscribe for free and share it with your friends for […]

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Paris introduces mandatory pollution stickers for vehicles

8 Feb

The authorities in Paris, Lyon and Grenoble have introduced a scheme which means that all vehicles in those cities must display a sticker which reflects their carbon emissions. It’s in the name of pollution control and with immediate effect (Feb 2017) failure to display the mandatory stickers, including foreign vehicles, may result in a fine of […]

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Win French lessons by video

27 Jan

We’ve got a set of French lessons by video to give away. 8 video lessons with acclaimed French teacher Geri Metz whose core teaching focuses on helping you to correctly form and pronounce French words and sound authentically French, unlearning the “Anglo-American mouth”. Geri teaches you to finesse your French and sound more like a […]

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