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Fresh French baguettes in Paris,  France
Fresh crusty French baguettes. Photo by Lies Ouwerkerk from 10 Creative Alternatives for Solo Travelers to Wine and Dine in Paris.

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in France
Living in France: Dos and Don'ts by Finn Skovgaard
Living and Working in France With or Without a Visa by Narelle Lewis
Living in the French Alps by Wendy Hollands
The Dream and the Reality of Life in the South of France by Aidan Larson
Moving to France: Everything You Need To Know to Settle In by Phyllis Cohen
Expatriate Salons in Paris by Linda Lappin
French in the Fast Lane: Retire in Style on the French Riviera by Ferriel Brooks
Renting in France by Finn Skovgaard
Affordable Paris: Rent an Apartment Then Have Your Cake and Eat it Too by Joanna Hubbs
Schools in Paris: Find the Right One for Your Child by Tamara Cuthrell
Living in the Limousin Region of France: Vacation Rentals in the Heart of France by Volker Poelzl
Buying a Home in France: It Only Takes a Little Money and Nerve by Lorren L. Repton
Property in France: How to Find It, Buy It, And Live in It by Phyllis Cohen
Bienvenu en France: A Guide to Parisian Apartment Hunting by Amber Foster
Nice Like a Local: Rent an Apartment and Settle In by Kelby Hartson Carr
Ship a Car to France by Donna Dugay
Rent a Gîte in a Forgotten Region by Pierre Epstein
Gîte: A Taste of Paradise in France by Anne Woodyard
Working Abroad in France by Volker Poelzl
Working in France by Finn Skovgaard 
Working in France: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Job by Liza Hall
Freelance Work on the Riviera in France by Kelby Hartson Carr
Teaching English in France: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success by Amber Foster
Teaching English in Paris: Where There is a Will, There is Always a Way by Natalie Faulkner
Teaching English in France as an Assistant: A Unique Opportuntity for Americans to Work in France by Kelby Hartson Carr
Work as Volunteer in France and Learn to Restore a French Village with La Sabranenque by Linda Handiak 
Volunteer Workcamps in France: An Inexpensive and Rewarding Way to Go by Angelica Leone
Working and Learning French in Montpellier, France by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
Studying French in Montpellier, France: Cultural and Linguistic Tourism by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
Studying Abroad in Paris with Columbia University by Isabel Bohrer
Staying in France for Free: Volunteer at a Youth Hostel for Room and Board by Lisa Cordeiro
Choosing a French Language School: How to Find the Best Immersion Program by Kathy Christiansen
Learn French at L’Atelier 9 in Paris by Sally Ottaway 
Studying French in France: The Only Difficulty is Narrowing Down Your Options by Sharon Goldstein
Study Abroad in Paris: Tips for Your Semester Abroad by Audrey Queyreyre and John Chrisman
Study Abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris by
No Age Limits for Study Abroad in France by Carolita Blythe
How to Study in France: Former Students Reflect on Their Experiences by Wendy Lyons
Traveling to Learn in France: Vacation Courses Offer Opportunities for Immersion by Anna Gibson
10 Creative Alternatives for Solo Travelers to Wine and Dine in Paris by Lies Ouwerkerk
Cooking Vacations in France by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Slow Food in France on a Budget by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Slow Food Regions of France by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Learning about Burgundy Wines on a Budget: Combine Cycling Through the Vineyards and Drinking Fine Wine in France by Michael Kerwin
France on a Budget: Travel on the Cheap in France is Still Possible by Kelby Hartson Carr 
Budget Transportation in France by Finn Skovgaard
Budget Travel in France: An Insider's Tips by Finn Skovgaard
Exploring the Diversity of Provence: The Foods, Wines, Markets, and Cultural Life of Avignon by Beebe Bahrami
Touring the Food and Wine Regions of Southern France from Montpellier by Beebe Bahrami
12 Guidelines for Eating Well in Paris: Culinary Deals and Delights in the Capital of France by Phyllis Cohen
Bicycling in Paris: A Moving Feast by Volker Poelzl
The Cave Man Cometh: Travel in France's Dordogne River Valley by Rick Steves
Provence and the French Riviera: Pick Your Home Base, then Relax and Explore by Rick Steves
Make a Detour to France’s Gypsy Mecca by Michele Peterson
Two Families in Antibes: Going Together Adds to Adventure by Mary E. DeMuth

 Expatriate Websites and Resources for France

Anglo Info provides many insights and excellent practical advice for expatriate Brits in France.

Americans in France is a no-nonsense resource for people wishing to live or travel in France. Information is provided regarding French culture, people, transportations, government, politics, and much more.

Expat Focus provides information and resources for expatriates for a large number of countries, including Living in France. The website also host forums and blogs for expats.

Expatica provides news, information, online resources as well as I am not a tourist Fairs in a large number of European countries, including France. This site also offers a platform to find a job and to get in contact with other expats. is an online community for expatriates that has a section on France, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

Expats Paris is a promising and growing new online community with a forum, blog, and hosting events.

French Entree is a portal and expatriate community site covering France. French properties and resources, legal and tax advice, education and health, traveling to and living in France are provided.

Meetup lists group meetings in cities around the world to help bring people with common interests together and promote the development of active local communities. Check out the France section, listing groups all over the country.

The Local is an interesting English-language newspaper covering a variety of expat issues as well.


 News and Media in France

France is famous for its great variety of quality newspapers reflecting different points of view, regional and national, serious and satirical, print and online. Here is a list of the many sources in France.

Le Monde is a French newspaper for the educated, which goes into great depth when it comes to current events. provides continuously updated links to thousands of online radio stations worldwide, including France.


 Recommended Reading on France

France Guidebook by Rick Steves

Paris Guidebook by Rick Steves

Provence & the French Riviera Guidebook by Rick Steves

Moon Living Abroad in France by Aurelia d'Andrea

Lonely Planet France by Nicola Williams

The Rough Guide to France

France (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by DK Publishing

The Guide to Lodging in France's Monasteries by Eileen Barish

When in France, Do as the French Do by Ross Steele

Fodor's France

French or Foe?: Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France by Polly Platt

Frommer's France by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Culture Shock! France: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Sally A. Taylor


 Travel Information for France

France Guide is the "Official website of the French Government Tourist Office."

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, including France.

Rough Guides Destinations offers a lot of useful travel advice and information for most countries, including France.

Frommers provides destination guides for countries worldwide, with a section on Europe, including France.


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