Ever wondered why your rolex was only 25 euros, and your Nike trainers a mere 30 euros over the border?
Well, if you’ve noticed quite a few shops closed down over the past few months in Le Perthus/La Jonquera, around 50 in all, it’s because they were ‘fermées pour contrefaçons’ – closed for selling counterfeit goods, and are only just being allowed to reopen now.

Once you have realised the benefits of using a Foreign Exchange (FX) Broker to move your money to/from France what are the steps involved to get started? Well, any reputable broker will ask you to register as a client before you can make a transfer, or even get a live trading quote.

Growing up between the game reserves in South Africa and the wilderness of the Australian outback, Ian Pendry discovered a love for nature early on in life. At university in Sheffield he met Angela, an international mountain bike racer and skilled ski mountaineer. The rest, as they say, is history.

Carole Delga has announced the creation of a ‘marque ombrelle’ to be known as ‘Pays Catalan’ – a term that has already been used for many years by many of the tourisme agencies of the region when referring to the Pyrénées-Orientales.

The first round of the 2017 French presidential election will be held on 23 April 2017. Following closely on the heels of Britain’s Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US president, it will be interesting to see just what kind of politician France will choose for its new president. Here is some vocabulary to help you to follow the French Elections.

If you’re over 18, resident in France and a bit of a softie (last part not a legal requirement) you can claim 20% off the cost of treating yourself to a ‘un vélo à assistance électrique’, as long as the total price is not more than 200 €.

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