There has been a lot of speculation over whether Brits will be able to access French healthcare after Brexit. Thankfully, we have some reassuring news! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is being replaced with a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This means that Brits travelling to France, and indeed all EU countries, will still be able to receive free, or cheaper, state-provided medical care.
The UK no longer being in the European Union raises plenty of questions for those British people planning on moving to France after Brexit. They now have the same rules as those of other ‘third country nations’, like Americans. Or do they? The UK is, after all, just 22 miles away and connected by a tunnel, not 3,000 miles!
The French mountains may be thought rather expensive, both for après-ski and property! However, move away from the classic resorts in the Alps and you can find some really affordable properties, all with that a more authentic French culture and lifestyle.
The atmosphere in France at Christmas is magical; most towns and villages are proud to get into the festive spirit. Each mairie (town hall) takes care of lights, decorations and even Santa Claus in the weeks running up to Christmas. Like the rest of Europe, the big day is Christmas Eve, when the family gathers for a grand meal and to open their presents. There is less of a commercial feel to Christmas in France and more of a feeling of community and celebration.
2020 has been a year like no other for ski tourism, with resorts across Europe and the world being forced to shut due to lockdowns and restrictions. Many keen skiers and those in need of some fresh mountain air are wondering when and if they can return to the slopes soon.