Moving to France

From its historic cities and monuments to magnificent scenery and dramatic landscapes, France is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. French cities are full of character, from Paris to Lyon, Bordeaux to Nice; each is completely unique, with world-famous gastronomy and architecture. With so much to offer, it is not surprising that many international families from all over the world choose to move to France each year.

 

The country has an impressive and growing start-up scene, with an increasing number of freelancers and a good support system in place for entrepreneurs. Most multinational corporations have substantial bases in France. There is a high demand for English speaking staff in the hospitality and retail sector in most French cities and a steady supply of seasonal work too. The French state education system is highly thought of around the world, with a variety of reputable International Schools throughout the country also.

 

MumAbroad.com have curated a practical guide for families looking to relocate to France, with useful information on all of the practical aspects of an international move.

Education and Schools in France

Education and Schools in France

France is known for its excellent childcare facilities and a high standard of education from pre-school to university. French schools are open and free to every child who legally resides in the country, beginning with optional preschool.

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Finding Somewhere to Live in France

Finding Somewhere to Live in France

From inner city apartments to seafront villas or homes in the countryside, many expats choose to rent in France, and there is a thriving rental market in most French regions.

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Healthcare in France

Healthcare in France

The French healthcare system has been consistently ranked one of the top five in the world by the World Health Organisation and residents benefit from an extensive network of medical facilities.

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Setting Up your Finances in France

Setting Up your Finances in France

Opening a bank account in France is a relatively straightforward process, with different types of accounts available for residents, students and non-residents.

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The Cost of Living in France

The Cost of Living in France

The cost of living in France varies enormously depending on your location. Larger cities such as Paris, Lyon and Marseille tend to be more costly than smaller towns and rural regions.

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Visas and Paperwork in France

Visas and Paperwork in France

The visas and paperwork required when moving to France will vary by nationality and an individual's needs and circumstances. France is known for its' bureaucracy, but with the correct documents the system can be navigated with ease.

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Other useful resources

 

English speaking jobs

www.thelocal.fr/jobs/

 

French Government Website in English

www.gouvernement.fr/en/coming-to-france

 

Internations France

www.internations.org/france-expats