There are many attractions and advantages to living in France. However there are some drawbacks too, such as unfamiliar local bureaucracy and a complex, expensive and frequently changing tax regime.
Look out for changes to the ‘contrôle technique’ from May 2018, in an attempt to make the French equivalent of the MOT more thorough and prevent unroadworthy vehicles from taking to the roads legally.
The PO has swapped flags for hundreds of year as kith and kin battled over the region’s riches. . Taking a few moments to talk to the neighbours can help us enjoy the region we love.
Our story is created by sheer determination and passion. We love France and want to live here. It’s not easy, and you have to be prepared to work hard at it.
As usual, PO Life brings you walks, restaurant reviews, recipes, airport news, French and English language exercises, silly jokes, days out…… and a host of talented guest writers who have volunteered (or been volunteered) to be your personal guides around the region.
Tuesday 20 March at 15h00 the new Médiathèque “Antonio Machado” will open its doors to the public.
Did you know that the French charity which most closely resembles Cancer Research UK is La Ligue nationale contre le cancer?
Did you know that the word ‘apéritif’ comes from the Latin ‘aperire’ meaning to open or uncover? As it is typically served before a meal to whet the appetite, (as opposed to a ‘digestif’, which is served at the end of a meal to aid digestion), it opens both appetites and a bottle or two.
Vous or Tu? Wherefore art thou Romeo? Tu and vous – which ‘you’ two yous? Did you know that English is now one of the only languages without an equivalent to the “tu-vous” distinction in…
Mon père était fonctionnaire et ma mère ne faisait rien non plus. Colluche – French comedian and actor, famous for his irreverent sense of humour (fonctionnaire – civil servant non plus – either) ….. a…