5:41 am - Wednesday September 20, 2017

Living in France

It is definitely worthy to live in a country which has been rated by the World Health Organization as “the best overall healthcare provider. France is also known for its highest life expectancy and lowest incidence of obesity.

living in France

Expats living in France reported to a survey of their best and not-so-good experiences in France. The top three things for which people love to live in France are calm pace of life, weather and standard education. French people do not work their butts off. They take leisure lunch and coffee breaks at work. Somebody skipping lunch in order to complete an office assignment will be looked at weird. However, many new settlers in France find the rules and laws difficult to be followed. French people are sincere when it comes to following rules. If you are used to crossing the road at red signal in your place, remind yourself that you cannot do that in France.

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People find the weather a pleasant factor to live in France, in general. It however depends on the region where you live in. Summers are extremely hot in a few areas like the south west coast. Cities like Cannes and Lille remain pleasant through the year. Good education system is another positive factor that parents find good about living in France. School education is free in France and also known for being one of the longest holiday providing countries in Western Europe.

If you are planning about moving to France shortly, there can be haphazard questions and worries teaming over your head by now.  Most people retire to France or move for work. Explore the climate and cost-of-living of various regions to choose the best one for you. Some prefer Normandy while others love to live in the beautiful Provence. Some like the mountains while others might like to live by the South-west coast. If you are considering buying a property in France for living, make sure you check the finance, distance from work place, transport and other factors before you close the deal. Don’t forget to check the hotels in France for your initial stay.

An essential learning before moving to France is the language. By far, French is most spoken throughout the country though English-speaking expats survive without much difficulty within their community. A formal French course can help a little, however, spending real time speaking and listening to the French can only improve your language over time. Watching television programmes in French on an everyday basis can help you greatly as well.

Overall, it will be a wonderful experience to live in a country like France, even if it is for a few years.

 

 

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