Admin, money and chatter: 6 essential articles for life in France

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Admin, money and chatter: 6 essential articles for life in France

Let’s start this week with a French perennial: bureaucracy. Understanding French administration can be tricky – especially since procedures move online – but you may be able to get answers to your questions through in-person assistance at a “France Services”.

What is “France Services” and how can it help foreigners in France?

From food to fuel, medical bills to property taxes, here’s how we can expect the cost of living to rise in 2024 in France and how much you may need to budget for everyday expenses.

How much more expensive will life be in France in 2024?

If you want to visit Paris and are wondering how to best get around the city, here’s why driving may not be the best option.

Reader Question: Should I rent a car in Paris?

Speaking of transport… Whether new ‘berths’ or eastward expansions, a host of new internal and intra-European train routes and timetables are set to launch in 2024, including 9 new routes in France. Here are more details thanks to The Man in Seat 61.

EXPLAINED: The big changes for train travel across Europe in 2024


You may have noticed that it’s been a little chilly lately… As temperatures drop, it’s time to start thinking about foods that are rich, hearty, and warming. Fortunately, France is the ideal country for this. Warning: Waist sizes may expand.

The 10 heartiest French dishes to get you through the winter – with recipes

And to top off the must-haves of the week, the rules of chatting in France. If you spend a lot of time in France, you will find yourself in a situation where you may need – or want – to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know. But what are the rules of chatter in France?

How to chat in France

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