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Carte de Séjour – French Identity Card: Round 2

I wrote about Round 1 of our efforts to renew our Cartes de Séjour here. When we first moved to France in 1997, these cards were obligatory. They are no longer so for EU citizens but we decided we wanted … Continue reading

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Sexism is alive and well in France

I’ve felt this post coming on for a long time – about 13 years, in fact.  Much as I love France, there’s one aspect to which I will never be reconciled: the attitude to women, especially the further south you … Continue reading

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Votes for expats?

As an expat in France you have to get used to being a 2nd-class citizen in a very important respect – voting.

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