Changing your French matrimonial regime These notes apply not only to those who are thinking of buying real property in France (“French immeubles”), but also to those who already own French immeubles either as a…

Gently into Retirement No 6 – Frantic with Flatpacks Bringing Mum and Dad out at the autumn half-term for their first visit since we’d bought our French home was quite emotional bearing in mind how…

Gently into Retirement No 5 – A Hot Date with a Cool Maître While events were certainly moving along nicely in France with completion set for the first week of September, things were definitely not…

Legal requirements to work in France Documents required for moving to France As an EU citizen, the only documentation necessary to enable you to work in France is a valid passport  A work permit/ visa (carte de séjour) is no…

Working in France As a EU citizen, you have a right to live and work within the EU community. You are advised however to inform your social security office, the Inland Revenue National Insurance Contributions…

Retiring to France If you are taking early retirement and do not yet qualify for your state pension, or if you are not planning to work, it is important that you apply to the DSS…