How To Live In France

A Humorously Pragmatic Guide
For Foreigners And Their Francophobic Friends

Hi I'm Annie

After getting laid off from our jobs in California, we didn't jump back on the "American Dream Bandwagon". Instead we took the road less traveled- We sold some of our stuff, put the rest in storage, applied for French visas and moved to France with our 3 kids. More than 5 years later, I've eaten my fair share of baguettes, drank way too much wine and have battle scars to prove I know how to manoeuvre French bureaucracy like a pro. In the process, I've accumulated a massive amount of useful information, resources and tips to help you survive moving to and living in France. Click here to read more!

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Why You’re Screwed If You Lose Your Prescription Eyeglasses In France
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How To Survive A Visit To A Prefecture In France To Renew Your Visa: Titre De Sejou
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Bureaucracy in France: Our Frustrating Experience At The Prefecture of Montpellier
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How To Buy A Fast Charging Universal USB Car Charger
Between your iPhone, your Smartphones, the kids tablets and any other of your devices that need ON-THE-GO charging, a universal[...]
15 Fabulous French Gifts For Francophiles Obsessed With France
Need to buy a gift for someone who happens to be a Francophile and loves all things French?  Forget cheesy[...]
5 Road Trip Must Haves For Ladies Who Want To Look And Feel Fresher
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween In France But Should
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