From the excellent base of French-property.com is born ‘France Insider’, replacing the original service.
Brexit, Brexit, Brexit! Without residency rights, Brits with second homes, like all other third country nationals, are limited to 90 days in France (or any other EU country) over a 180-day period.
Back in the UK, we all know, or have used, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for situations in which we feel our rights have been impinged. But here in France, if you want to make a complaint, do you know how to go about it?
Did you know that Prat is the Catalan word for prairie or meadow?
One of the first French words we learn in school is ‘bic’, for ballpoint pen.(Qu’est ce qu’il y a dans ta trousse?)
Havaneres Named after the capital town of Cuba, La Habana (Havana), these sea shanties were brought back from Cuba by soldiers, sailors and expats in the 19th Century, originally to the coastal towns…
Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ describes the traffic chaos on the roads of France late July/early August as the whole world and his wife heads off to or home from their hols, and the end of both months when the hols are over.
A whole host of interesting facts about the region and further afield for your reading pleasure. So, did you know…?
Pétanque actually comes from the term ‘pès tancats’ or ‘pieds tanqués’, Marseilles dialect meaning literally ‘feet anchored’ as the feet must remain close together.
Fancy a trip over the border to Barcelona? Well know it’s easier and more affordable than ever before with buses from Flixbus and trains from Renfe