Q&A Living France

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“If I hire someone to fix a leak in my roof in my French home and after a couple of weeks the leak has returned, can I ask them to…

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New management, new horizons…

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As of April 2020, a new legal contract puts Artisan Central under the joint management of Rosie Ellis and Micala Wilkins, in what’s described as a ‘major step forward’ for…

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What you need to know about CONSUEL

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What does ‘CONSUEL’ mean? CONSUEL is the acronym for Comité National pour la Sécurité des Usagers de l’Électricité (which, for anyone still learning French, translates as ‘National Committee for the…

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Committing to the ‘French Lifestyle’

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Whether living, holidaying or working in France, the French lifestyle is definitely something us Expats aspire to; the 2 hour lunches with a carafe of wine as standard, not thinking…

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Everything you need to know about ‘affouage’

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With wood burning appliances becoming more and more efficient, the ancient French tradition of ‘affouage’ – which gives individuals the right to gather wood from a local forest - is…

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What is an Artisan?

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Say the word ‘artisan’ to someone in the UK and they’ll think you're about to try and sell them an expensive loaf of bread from a ‘boutique’ bakery. Come to…

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Easter Fun!

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The egg is one of the most durable and efficient forms found in nature, here are some of our favorite buildings from around the world that have been inspired by…

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600 Likes on Facebook!

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Today we are celebrating achieving 600 likes on our Facebook page. Many thanks to all those of you who have supported us along the way and continue to do so.…

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