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FRANCE Country Information and Travel Guide

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US Consular Country Information Sheets Gives a detailed description of conditions
US State Dept Travel warnings
europa.eu Help and advice for EU nationals and their family
Wikipedia the free encyclopaedia
Google - Maps - France

FRENCH NATIONAL INFORMATION

About-France.com the France information and tourism portal . A discovery of France, its people, and the French way of life.
AngloINFO: Everyday life in France
Brits in France Webring
expatica
Expatica.com
News and information for the international community
FRANCE Magazine The next best thing to being there
France Pub All you need to know about France and the French
FrenchEntrée French Property & Living in France
How to Live in Paris. Com Living and Working in the city of lights-- told by transplants, expats and adopted citizens
Insiders Abroad English speaking community with inside information and yellow pages directory for Italy, Spain, France
Living France Your essential guide to owning French property
Living In France Forums Connecting people that live in France "
Lost in France? Looking for a plumber, builder or electrician? Somewhere to stay?
The British Community Committee
The Connexion a newspaper for English-speakers in France.
ThisFrenchLife.com Living life the French way
The Local France's News in English

PARIS INFORMATION

Eye Prefer Paris Tours see Paris from the inside on one of Richard Nahem's fun, offbeat tours or read an ex-New Yorkers insiders blog guide to Paris.
Fusac free magazine for the English-speaking world of Paris
GirlsGuideToParis.com We are a one stop shopping website for women living or travelling to Paris
Laughing & Music Matters in Paris Stand-Up Comedy in Paris
Paris-Anglo.com eat. drink. work. play. understand.
Paris Connection provide Airport Transfers & Guided Tours in and around Paris
The British and Commonwealth Women's Association (Paris) library, activities, etc.

FRENCH REGIONAL INFORMATION

AMB Cote d'Azur online French Riviera companion from Menton to St. Tropez
Bonneau Services (Brittany) Your relocation agent for all problems from prospecting to management of the home or business. Experienced translator and interpreter
Burgundy Eye is an on line guide and magazine for visitors to Burgundy
Burgundy Friends a network for English-speaking residents of Burgundy.
burgundytoday.com An information site about the Burgundy region, also known as Bourgogne, in the heart of France
Cathar Country Info Visit this site for free advertising, classifieds, amusing articles, help, and information about the Ariege & Aude area
dordogne-on-line.info Coming on holiday, or want to find out about the area with a view to househunting? Lots of useful info on our pages
ExperienceLoire.com guide to the Loire Valley
Guide2midipyrenees.com The on-line guide to the Midi-Pyrenees region of South West France.
limousin-on-line.info Holidays or house hunting? Days out or classifieds? You will find it on our pages!
MayenneLife.com is your complete online Directory for searching and finding local Businesses within La Mayenne
Riviera-Reporter.com The information magazine for French Riviera residents.
TheAriegeNetwork.com Life in Ariege-Pyrenees, in English
The Languedoc Page Guide to the Languedoc region, advice for expats in France

BANKING (ALSO SEE OUR INTERNATIONAL BANKING SECTION)

Britline The French Bank that makes French Banking easy for you
Barclays.fr

CAR HIRE

Car Hire France providers of discount car hire throughout France including all major cities, train stations and airports in France. One stop shop for car rental in France.
IIB Autos we are dedicated to finding you the cheapest deal on car hire in France

COMPUTING / IT

Gers IT PC Help - Advice - Assistance - Support - Repairs - Tuition serving the Gers, Landes, Hautes Pyrenees and Pyrenees Atlantiques, Midi - Pyrenees.
The IT Helper Based in the bay of St Tropez, we serve depts 83 and 06 for PC repair and all of France for our other services. We help business and home users with PC maintenance upgrades and repair, network services, website development/design, search engine optimization, IT training software development/database design and much more. We also specialise in unique rewriteable websites and .net Software development.”
Riviera IT Solutions based in Cannes. offer a full range of technical solutions for corporate, yachting and private clients including, PC technical support, wireless networking, remote CCTV security, telephone solutions and complete entertainment systems.

FEATURES

Living In Ariege Tony Butcher

FINANCIAL ADVISORS / ACCOUNTANTS / INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Audit Pyrenees Accounting Auditing & Tax Expertise
Trans Manche Accountancy services Jeremy Godwin is an accountant living in northwest France with 20+ years experience of English and French systems, offering a no frills service at affordable rates for expats.

FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE

FC Exchange offer better rates of exchange as we buy from a plethora of investment banks in London. Transfers are free over transactions of £10,000 upwards, just a flat £10 for values beneath this threshold.
HiFX plc currency brokers, exchange rates, purchase travel money online and brokerage
TorFX independent foreign exchange specialist, competitive rates of exchange to both corporate and private clients, for international trading, buying property abroad, emigrating and other overseas payments.

HEALTH

SOS Help Feeling down? Call us up! confidential English language listening line in France

INSURANCE

Asttral Insurance We are an Independent French Insurance Broker with a dedicated English speaking team. We specialise in Health, Car, Home, Life, Commercial and Marine insurance. Based in the Minervois, Languedoc-Rousillon, we cover all regions in France.
Insurance France AXA branch run by David Atkins in Marthon which is located on the Charente / Dordogne border. The company has over 1500 British clients and offers all types of insurance including  health, home and car.
 intasure 
Intasure
property and holiday home insurance that speaks your language
Sofica's Specialising in health insurance for the "Anglophone " population living in France or on the point of doing so. See http://www.soficas.fr/resources/dowloads.aspx for useful guides
SwissLife Bordeaux Agence Laurent Lavoy We are the only SwissLife agency in France to work with English speaking clients. We offer a wide range of Healthcare Insurance and General Insurance solutions backed by one of Europe’s leading Insurance providers.

LANGUAGE COURSES

BBC Learning French
AcceleratedLearning.com language course products include French, German, Spanish, Italian in audio tape or CD form
Accent Francais French school in Montpellier, South of France. French courses for adults, students, professional & senior
Berlitz language courses for adults, kids and teens for professional and private purposes
Linguaphone is the world leader in self-study language learning products
Rosetta Stone UK language software provides language instruction for 30 different languages and is used by more than 5 million people worldwide.
Institut Verlaine Langue French Language School in Paris
L'Atelier 9 French School offers friendly, affordable French instruction in the heart of Paris
French Language Connection - French language courses in the Languedoc region offering courses to expats or intending expats
EXPATS Free Language survival course

MISCELLANEOUS

Artisan Anglais Find a registered artisan who speaks English anywhere in France
Daily English are currently recruiting native English speaking host families throughout France in all regions
Findatradeinfrance.com Helping trades people to find customers and French home owners to find trades people
Fergusson Coal We supply prepack coal to uk and france We can make considerable savings for French deliveries over local prces
Girls Do Coffee a Thursday morning live radio show on Expat Radio broadcasting from France.

PETS

Cats Whiskers Cattery Lower Normandy, We cater solely for cats and will ensure your pet is cared for in a calm and happy environment
Champlong Chatterie We have caring, quiet accommodation just five minutes from Junction 22 of the A20. We offer individual or family accommodation for your cats, in a purpose- designed, secure cattery, all with outside runs.

PROPERTY, ESTATE AGENTS, MORTGAGES, REMOVALS, FEATURES.

Property, Estate Agents, Mortgages, Removals, Features page >.

SHOPPING - FOOD

AbsolutelyBBQ.com - BBQ Spit roast catering hire and sales in the Dordogne/Aquitaine
Piccadilly Time On-line sale and delivery of British and English food, groceries, original accessories and gifts for you, your family and friends
Sterling Shopping "We deliver food from Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer, " We deliver into south-west France from Poitiers downwards "

SATELLITE SALES

Astrasat TV Sky Installations, Free to air satellite and TV subscription, installation and service. Sky HD, Sky 3D TV. We work in the French Alps, Lyon, Geneve
Big Dish Satellite British Digital TV and Radio in France
Citysat English language satellite TV channels - Sky Digital in Paris, France, Europe
CreuseTec Satellite TV installation , sales and repairs , Sky Freesat, French systems TV and gen electronic repairs. 23200 Aubusson
Crosschanneltv UK satellite TV in France - covering Poitou, Charentes and surrounding departments
DD Electronics offer a complete range of TV services in the large Paris area providing the equipment, home installation and subscriptions
Euroinstallations.com British Television and Radio in France
Exsat Satellite and alarm services UK television and radio direct to your French home in the Languedoc region of southern France.
Orbit Direct offer a comprehensive range of satellite equipment as well as High Definition TV systems. Near Riberac in the northern Dordogne
Sky In France Sky Satellite Installation Service in France
TV Brittany The Number One Satellite and English TV Installer in Brittany

SPORTS & RECREATION

British Rugby Football Club of Paris
Nearly Heaven Flying lessons and holidays in Limoges / Limousin region

SOLAR

Mysolarshop The solar specialists with easy to install DIY Solar panel kits for lighting heating and power. We are a small family company, offering a huge range of renewable energy products to Expats all over Europe.

TELEPHONES

LeFrenchMobile allows people staying for few months (from 2 to 12 months) in France to use their mobile phone with rates 50% cheaper then with roaming or with prepaid. (all the documentation in English.)
UK Telecom First for Expats in France. Big savings on all international calls.

TRANSLATORS

France Support English speaking Assistance Helpline and Translation services, affordable for ALL French property owners.

International Dial Code : +33
Time zone : GMT +1
Visa Info : NR
Mains Info : 220V 50Hz 2 round pin
Health Inoculations : NR

EXPAT BARS

Paris
parispubs.com Guide to Pubs and Bars in Paris
Frog Pubs
Frog & Rosbif, 116 rue St-Denis, 75002, Tel 01.42.36.34.73
Frog & Princes, 9 rue Princess, 75006, Tel 01.40.51.77.38
Frog at Bercy Village, 25 cour St Emilion, 75012, Tel 01.43.40.70.71
The Frog & British Library
The Bombardier 2 place de Pantheon, 75005, Tel 01.43.54.79.22
The Pure Malt is the only scottish owned, scottish run, scottish pub in Paris
The Wild Geese Traditional Irish Pub 140 Bd Richard Lenor-II, Tel 01.48.06.14.36 (HR)
Celtic Corner Pub 88 Rue de la Croix Nivert, 75015, Tel / Fax 01.42.50.74.11, Metro Commerce / Cranbronne

FRENCH EXPAT WEBSITES

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