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14/07/2014 In Great Spirits: Becoming a French wine 'spécialiste'

In Great Spirits: Getting to know French wines Wine educator Sharona Tsubota lists the best ways to get acquainted with the world of French wine, from French wine fairs and wine tasting classes...

14/07/2014 In search of the world’s healthiest diets

In search of the world’s healthiest diets Emily McLaren searches through a wide variety of the world's cuisines in an attempt to discover the healthiest diets in the world.

08/07/2014 I was an expat wife: How to manage culture shock

"I was an expat wife: How to manage culture shock" Maria Foley explores the varying degrees in which culture shock affects expats, and how expats can best manage their culture shock after moving...

24/06/2014 Itchy Feet: Eating like the French

Itchy Feet: Eating like the French Bread, cheese and the more unusual cuts of pork are among the French favourites when it comes to meal times.

17/06/2014 Dancing in the Fountain: Hosting guests from abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Dealing with guests When you live abroad, your home becomes a hotspot destination. Karen McCann discusses the best strategies for dealing with houseguests who overstay...

10/06/2014 Xenophobe's® Guides: How to act French

"Xenophobe's® Guides: French Etiquette" The French distinguish between rules and formalities: The former are to be ignored, while the latter strictly dictate French etiquette and behaviour.

03/06/2014 Grounded Traveler: First 7 questions in expat conversations

Grounded Traveler: First 7 questions when talking to an expat As an expat living in Europe, Andrew Couch lists the first seven questions expats ask to measure other expats when meeting for the first time.

 
 
 
 
 
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Management culture in France

Management culture in France

This handy guide from Expertise in Labour Mobility includes information on business hierarchy, negotiations, and etiquette.

American associations and clubs in Paris

American associations and clubs in Paris

A listing of organizations in the Paris area that cater primarily to Americans living in France. Updated April 2011.

British associations and clubs in Paris

British associations and clubs in Paris

Our handy guide to the British community in Paris, from cricket clubs to Scottish country dancing lessons to where to find a jar of Marmite.

Anglophone services in France

Anglophone services in France

Here's a short introduction to our Banking section for those living in France, from how to open a bank account to Islamic banking and investments.