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In Western Europe, France is a choice destination for expatriates mastering or wishing to learn the language. In addition to Paris, its capital city, the country offers a variety of regions to settle in, each one having its special charms and assets.

As a historically rich multicultural country, France is admired by millions of expatriates worldwide. It is also one of the founders and leaders of the European Union.

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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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