Jan 152019
 
An Overview Of French Taxes

The French tax system is complicated and consistently being reformed, with several important changes being introduced in 2019. This guide aims to cover the main areas that will be applicable to expats, but as taxes change frequently and often significantly, please consult with a financial specialist before making any decisions. You are liable to pay […]

Apr 132018
 
The French Inheritance System

French media went into meltdown earlier this year when it was revealed that the late, iconic rockstar Johnny Hallyday had disinherited his two biological children, Laura Smet and David Hallyday. Wasn’t he said to have enjoyed a warm relationship with them both, they asked, and what about their touching display of affection with Johnny’s widow, […]

Apr 032018
 
The Hidden Villages Of The French Riviera

When we think of the French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur, we tend to picture the beautiful coastline, with its glamorous towns and picturesque settings inhabited by billionaires, royalty and celebrities. Yet venture inland a little and you’ll find plenty of towns and villages that offer a simpler and less expensive way of life, all within […]

Mar 012018
 
Expats On The French Riviera

By reputation, the French Riviera is a place for oligarchs and billionaires, socialites and celebrities – a place of decadence, glamour and stunning belle époque architecture. Less charitably, author Somerset Maugham once described it as a ‘sunny place for shady people’. But how true is all this today? Is the French Riviera seriously only for […]

Dec 152017
 
Christmas in France

Is this going to be your first Christmas in France? Here’s an idea of what to expect, and even what not to expect, during the Festive Season. Christmas markets are a long-standing tradition, with many of France’s most popular located in the east, close to the borders of Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Usually starting in […]