What Visas Do U.S. Citizens Need to Move to France?

Christophe GUAY // Thursday, 14 March 2019

What Visas Do U.S. Citizens Need to Move to France?

Are you planning a move to France? Depending on how long you want to stay and what you want to do in France, you may or may not need a French visa. There are several different types of visas that the French government requires U.S. citizens to hold. We’ll break down the different types of visas U.S. citizens can obtain depending on their goals for living or working in France.


When You Don’t Need a Visa

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Barry Watton's February Garden To Do List.

Christophe GUAY // Monday, 11 February 2019


By February I am more than sick of winter. The winter blues have thoroughly set in and yearning for warm, sunny days reaches maximum levels. But the signs are there: The tops of spring bulbs tease at what is to come by poking through. Daylight is creeping in the right direction and the nights noticeably start drawing out again. Average temperatures are on the increase too. It may be only a very small difference, but when you’re freezing brass monkeys in the garden every degree counts.

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Barry Watton Shares His Monthly Gardening Tips For November

Christophe GUAY // Thursday, 08 November 2018

Since moving into our new home in Voulême a month or so ago, things have now started coming together and I am ready for business. So it’s the perfect time to start the blog and let you know what my plans are for it.

Gardening in France

I am new to the Vienne department in France and whilst I feel that my horticultural experience and preferred selection of plants will be adapted to suit the conditions here, I still have much to learn about the soil, the weather and landscape vernacular here. I am expecting to have some planting failures as well as successes as I learn more, but I guess that is part and parcel of the fun of gardening.

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France's New Petrol Pump Labels

Christophe GUAY // Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Petrol pump labels are set to change in France and indeed across Europe as part of the European Union's bid to standardise the labeling system. Here's what you need to know.

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New 80 km/h Brought Into Force As Of 1st July 2018

Christophe GUAY // Monday, 02 July 2018

The government has introduced an 80km/h speed limit on countryside roads in France from July 1st 2018 as part of its of new measures to make the country's roads safer despite opposition to the move.

The reform, which sees the speed limit reduced from 90km/hto 80km/h on all two-lane highways or specifically "on all secondary roads without a central reservation",  until July 1st 2020 as a two-year trial. (See below graphic).


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