Canicule- Heat wave

Canicule- Heat wave

We have not been experiencing any heat waves so far this year so this is more in hope than expectations!!!This is the worst summer in France I have...
Election municipal and what is the job of the Maire

Election municipal and what is the job of the Maire

The election municipal is not just to elect your Maire but also his team of conseiller municipaux. It will take place on the 15th and 22nd of March 2020. You do not vote for a Maire but for a list of people. The first one on the list is the person who is candidate to...
Going back to the UK-What to do:

Going back to the UK-What to do:

Well, I guess not everybody is happy in France!! So some of you may wish to go back to the UK or leave for sunnier countries like Spain! So here is what you need to do: Tax: You must i nform your local tax office by a simple letter with your new address in the UK on...
Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Most of us insure our house, cars but not often do we think of what will happen to our closest ones if we die. Life insurance contracts are made for that. So, here is what you can get with the Allianz Prevoyance contract: Death insurance: Well, that is the main...
Health top up april hospital only cover

Health top up april hospital only cover

Some of you are sometimes put off by the high premium of top up health insurance. You probably think that because you are in good health, there is no need for it. However, being in good health does not prevent an accident!! The cost of an ambulance is 1 400 euro and...
How long do you keep paperwork for ?

How long do you keep paperwork for ?

As you might have found out in France, we love paperwork! Well, French people do not like it, but it would seem that our government and civil servants do…. And maybe insurance companies, banks, etc do as well! But fear no more! If you are fed up with filing, you can...
La chandeleur

La chandeleur

After the “galette des rois” in January, we have the “crêpes” (pancakes) of February!! Needless to say that if you have taken a New year resolution such as losing weight, January and February in France are not helping!! The Chandeleur which means the candle feast is...