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Smoke detector countdown

We have had a smoke detector in our suburban Paris home for many years – it seems “normal” to me, but I realized how unusual its actually was when ...
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Banking Glossary of French-English terms

Here is a set of the most commons terms used in banking/finance in France along with their English equivalents. Actions : Shares ADI (Assurance Décès ...
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Driving in France

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Generally speaking (because there are of course exceptions) if you are in France for over a year and aren’t European, French ...
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Logistics of writing a letter in French

In high school French class you learned how to conjugate the obscure pluperfect-subjunctive. In college you memorized the name of every Gallic king going ...
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New 5 Euro notes

5 Euro notes have always been floppy and very worn, rather like dishrags. They are rather scarce too. Maybe that will all change with the introduction ...
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Break in?!

Was your apartment or vehicle broken into? Your bag or car stolen? Tagged with graffitti? We certainly hope not, but sometimes it is necessary to make ...
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