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Provence is famous not only for its historical and cultural heritage but also for its Mediterranean climate and colorful breathtaking landscapes. Located in the Southeast of France, it is integrated to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, providing a sweet and gentle lifestyle under the sun.

By moving to Provence, expats will be delighted to discover an unparalleled cuisine along with good wines.

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Despite its rainy weather, Lille is a warm and colourful city endowed with beautiful architecture. The city boasts about three public universities and offers an affordable cost of living, a developed public transport network, and a range of leisure activities and events for students. No wonder Lille is such a dynamic city student city with nearly 150,000 students.

The French educational system enjoys an excellent reputation internationally. On top of being home to some of the best schools and universities in the world, studying in France also has the added benefit of being significantly cheaper than in other educational powerhouses of the world. Whether you intend to study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, France should definitely be high up your list of countries to consider for further studies.

Many of the countries of the world which are famed for their quality of life are to be found in Europe. However, few manage to reconcile joie de vivre with strong economics, innovation and opportunities for the highly skilled in the way France does. Burdened with clichés and approximations, France has long been considered by foreign observers as a country where lunches last two hours, drowned in copious amounts of wine, followed by a 5pm departure from the office.

As the most visited country in the world, France is no stranger to international attention and welcomes myriads of tourists all year round. Charismatic, chic and captivating, it’s on every nomad’s list and in every romantic’s dream.

Moving to France with a pet is a relatively straightforward and streamlined process. The French ministry of agriculture sets out a clear set of guidelines regarding the processes involved as well the types of animals which can be brought into France. One essential point to bear in mind is that many breeds which are allowed in certain parts of the world are banned, so be sure to check beforehand whether it will be possible for you to bring your pet over before making a firm commitment to moving to France.

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CuriousProvence

3 years ago

Curious Provence is about local markets, food, festivals and things to do in Provence as well as about living abroad as an anglophone trying to fit into the Provencal lifestyle. Join me on my adventures!

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Ma Vie en France

5 years ago

This blog chronicles my journey from the US to France. From a bartender to an au pair. It isn't genre-specific, but you can find many answers to your questions here--whether you are moving abroad for the first time or if you're visiting the Provençal area. I lived, worked, and studied in the Aix-en-Provence area from September 2012 until July 2013. I au-paired for a local family and lived with them. The kids I watched were 3, 11 (triplets), 13, and 14. I love my host family and am lucky to be close to them. We are still deeply connected though I have moved back to the states. There are also posts about my travels in France and the surrounding areas. Please message me if you have any immediate questions. I'm here to help!

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Halt, Salute and...

5 years ago

I've spent years being the devoted Pony Mum, driving daughters and equines all over Ireland and being a helper and organiser at horsey events of all types. Now the daughters are grown up, but instead of suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome, I'm just landed in Provence to embark on a new adventure with my horses, dogs and Long Suffering Husband. Join me as I creak and groan my way across two countries, into my sixth decade and beyond!

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