The French healthcare system is renowned for being of high quality. A national treasure – if you will – of which this country is, very proud. But unlike the UK, French healthcare comes at a cost. For non-residents, it is important not only to understand how the system works but also what coverage they should have before visiting the country.
Moving to another country is a huge step, however prepared and excited you are. The key to establishing a happy fulfilled life in France – or indeed any other adopted country – is integration. This obviously is a gradual process: it takes time to become accustomed to your new life. However, it is something to think about when you are unpacking your boxes, getting to know your village or locality and trying to brush up on your French!
Linky meters are essentially smart meters which have been gradually deployed throughout France over the last few years. The roll out of meters actually started as long ago as 2010, believe it or not, firstly in the cities of Tours and Lyon. They’ve gradually started being installed throughout the country by power grid operator Enedis.
Many people in France offer their second home or on-site gites to tourists throughout the summer months. Others buy property as holiday homes, perhaps not using them for more than a few months of the year. With interest and inflation on the rise across Europe, you’re not alone if you’re considering doing the same to make a few extra euros. Letting out your home in France can provide valuable additional income as there’s always demand for tourist accommodation.
The day you receive the keys to your French home is a very exciting one. You will, no doubt, be itching to move in and make it your own. There is a huge amount to think about when you do. But let us put the unpacking and sorting out to one side for a moment and think about a very important aspect of your new life in France: your social life!
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