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LIVING

Can you get an abortion in France?

If you find yourself abroad with an unexpected pregnancy, you may wonder what your options are and if they're as liberal as those in your home state or country. After all, Europe's abortion laws are known for being more conservative than the US's federal regulations (at least, more conservative than Roe v. Wade's 26-week viability […] Continue

WORKING

9 Important Things Your Convention Collective Will Tell You

No matter where you work in France, there's probably a convention collective that applies to your job. And knowing which convention collective applies to you is important, because it will affect almost every aspect of your job until you leave the company. Here are 9 important things that you should know that you can find […] Continue

TRAVEL

Weekend Trips: Verdun Battle Site and Cemetery

If you're interested in European history, you may want to visit Verdun in La Meuse, the site of one of the biggest and bloodiest battles of World War 1 and the impressive cemetery nearby. Only about 3 hours from Paris by train (change from the TGV to the local train in Metz or Meuse), Verdun […] Continue

BUREAUCRACY

3 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Medical Care in France

In France, Sécurité Sociale is a national, government entity that regulates medical costs and covers the cost of healthcare for the vast majority of French residents. In fact, the French constitution ensures healthcare for all, and a 1993 Conseil Constitutionnel (the French equivalent of the Supreme Court) decision indicates that foreigners residing in France are […] Continue

EDUCATION

Can I get health coverage in France if I’m a student over 28?

If you’re a student in France, you normally get health coverage by signing up for a student mutuelle, like SMEREP or LMDE when you enroll in university. The cost of €211 must be paid by all students who aren’t covered under their parents’ insurance, and those who do not have a valid work contract that […] Continue

LEISURE

30 Free Things to Do in Paris in November

Looking for something free to do in Paris in November? Here's our pick of the best free (or under €5) expositions and performances this month: An exposition of artisanal works by Norwegian and Parisian artists. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday through November 10. Gallery Collection, 4 rue de Thorigny, Paris 3rd. Metro Chemin Vert, line 8. Exposition of the […] Continue

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