Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin will now be stocked behind the counter in French pharmacies to promote appropriate use of pain-killing drugs.
Where a Bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many small businesses will ‘faire le pont’ (make a bridge) and take Friday or Monday off too to ;make a long weekend. This rarely applies to large shops, supermarkets etc, many of whom no longer close for most of the public holidays.
Travel to and from the P-O has become more and more problematic over the past few years. Not only do we have to look further away for suitable flights, but transport to and from the chosen airport can also pose different problems. Here readers share their experiences and advice.
The first round of the 2020 French Municipal election will be held on Sunday 15th March, the second round a week later on Sunday 22nd March. Here is some vocabulary to help you to follow the French Elections.
School holidays in France are organised according to three “holiday zones”, A, B and C, in order to manage the flow of French holidaymakers.
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INSEE, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, will begin the next sample census from Thursday, January 16th with a selection of approximately 9 million of the population.
Along with the usual seasonal flu, a ‘gastro’ epidemic (gastroenteritis) appears to be making an uninvited round of France. It’s usually caused by a bacterial or viral tummy bug. This nasty little bug is usually…
In the world of currency, 2020 is already shaping up to another hectic year for traders.
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There are several charitable organisations around the region who would be very happy to accept your donations, house clearances etc. Here is a glimpse into the origins of three of these charitable associations who hope you will be thinking of them this winter.