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5 Top Things to See in Provence for Ukrainian Visitors

Is Provence a good place to visit as a Ukrainian? You bet it is! What’s not to love about a region packed with good wine, fascinating history, ancient ruins, incredible scenery, art… You name it, Provence has it. From its idyllic Mediterranean beaches to the slopes of the Southern Alps, …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Getting Your French Expat Visa With Some Help

When you have an appointment at the prefecture to renew your French expat visa, you’d better show up. Rain, shine … or flu! Today was the day to update my 12-month French expat visa — or carte de séjour. The event seems to come around much faster each year. I …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Tips for When it’s Time to Renew your French Expat Visa

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to renew the French Expat Visa. It’s a gift from France that keeps on giving. I wish that I could say that everything about living in France is wonderful. But when it comes to dealing with French bureaucracy, frankly, it can be …

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Find Out Why You Need Patience at the Sous Préfecture in Provence

Nutmeg is self-admittedly not a patient person. She develops a plan, does not appreciate too much external input, and certainly is not thrilled when there is a proposed change. Living in France, with life at a slower pace, has helped with her natural inclination somewhat. Although, Ginger is certain that …

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Tips on Moving to France: Rental Agreement, Bank Account and Visa

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: When the Barefoot Blogger decided to run off to France, I learned the hard way how to do some of the basics: rent an apartment, open a bank account and obtain a visa. If you’re contemplating a move to France, hopefully some of this …

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