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Le Pen vs. Macron: A Guide To France’s Presidential Runoff Vote

Super User // Friday, 05 May 2017

This weekend, French voters will return to the polls for the second round of voting in the country's presidential election.

The election is being watched closely around the world for more reasons than one. Marine Le Pen, perhaps the most visible figure on the European far right, is one of two contenders for the top French political spot, but her rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, also represents a significant

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Applying For French Citizenship

Super User // Friday, 03 March 2017

 

 

An interesting read if anybody is looking to apply for French nationality. Written by Mark Sampson in an article on the Completefrance.com website. 

Having lived in France for 20 years, Mark Sampson and his family decided to celebrate by becoming French citizens. He explains the process for those thinking of doing the same.

My family and I decided to apply for French citizenship in September 2015 when celebrating 20 years

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Taxe Foncière & Taxe D'Habitation

Super User // Sunday, 12 February 2017

What is Taxe Foncière?

The taxe foncière is the annual local land and building ownership tax and can be split into the taxe foncière on 'propriétés bâties' (property) and the taxe foncière on 'propriétés non-bâties' (land).

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Race Preparation For The New Cycling Season

Super User // Friday, 13 January 2017

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Christmas and the New Year celebrations are now behind us, our Estate Agent in Ruffec is open again and I can't believe that the new cycling season is only a matter of weeks away. It starts in March but the time flies by and it will be here before I know it.

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6th January : The Galette Des Rois, A Very French Tradition

Super User // Thursday, 05 January 2017

The galette des rois is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany, on 6 January. It celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem.
Composed of a puff pastry cake, with a small charm, the fève, hidden inside, it is usually filled with frangipane, a cream made from sweet almonds, butter, eggs and sugar. But more gourmet versions are available for us to enjoy, with chocolate, apple or

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