Author, Michelle Lawson, studies British migration and what it means to live the British dream in France, publishing her findings in a travel narrative.
Artist Antoni Clavé was one of the many thousands of Spaniards who had to flee from the forces of Franco (the “retirada”) and ended up in a camp near Perpignan.
A new year in France usually sees the introduction of some new tax rules or rates. This year’s changes are rather muted compared to 2018.
In response to ongoing Gilets Jaunes protests, Macron has instigated a nationwide grand débat, inviting everyone to debate the issues facing French people.
State auctions – Adjugé, Vendu! State auctions (les ventes domaniales) take place throughout France and are organised by the DNID, responsible for selling off a variety of state owned property, assets and estates..
Whether new to the region, or long time residents, there are several international organisations in the P-O providing links between nationalities. They help people to settle in, reply to questions and problems, and offer new skills and interests within a social, supportive environment.
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.
The new year is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring.
At the time of writing (November 2018) Britain is still part of the EU, and UK citizens are NOT required to have a Carte de Séjour. However, many ex pats living in France are taking the safe option and applying for the Carte de Séjour now.
One of the main causes of the French Revolution was financial crisis which forced King Louis XVI to levy a new land tax in the hope of solving his monetary problems.