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"Chez vous en France", living & working in France

Author: Geneviève Brame
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 1999.
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This handbook provides detailed information about the ins and outs of living in France as a foreigner. It covers all aspects of everyday life - administrative formalities, housing, healthcare, work,  Read more...

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Brame, Geneviève.
"Chez vous en France", living & working in France.
London : Kogan Page, 1999
(OCoLC)659202733
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geneviève Brame
ISBN: 074942902X 9780749429027
OCLC Number: 42035758
Notes: Originally published in France by Editions Dunod in 1993.
Description: xiv, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: About the author ix --
Foreword x --
Preface xi --
Acknowledgements xv --
Introduction --
1. The French way --
les Français: les usages et le humeurs --
Who are the French? --
Social contacts and relationships --
Courtesy and conformity --
The art of living. and living well --
--
art de vivre. et bon vivant Mode et couture --
What gift from France? --
2. France --
Overview French institutions --
Diplomatic relations --
France's population in numbers --
French but also European --
An economic point of view --
22 metropolitan regions --
1--
departments: 96 in the Hexagon --
City folk and country folk --
A detour in the Ile-de-France --
3. Living and working in France --
--
résider et travailler en France Changing places: an old story --
French law --
International organizations in France --
The legal structure of French companies --
Organization and hierarchy --
Employee representation --
Company representation --
Foreign representatives --
An outline of social legislation --
Social security --
Taxation --
fiscalité --
The rhythm of life --
Professional ways and customs --
us et coutumes --
professionnels 4. A few words about the French language --
A French conversation --
The French language --
The keys to communication --
Learning French --
Deciphering codes --
The French media --
5. Home comforts --
accueil tout confort --
Where? --
Searching for a home --
Rental/lease contract --
contrat de location/bail --
House and personal insurance --
assurances du --
logement et des personnes Moving in and moving out --
déménager et emménager --
DIY --
Communications --
Dogs and cats --
French weather --
6. Buyer beware! --
consommateur averti! --
Money and currency --
Shopping --
Useful hints --
Legal advice --
conseils juridiques --
Cars and traffic --
Security and the police --
Travelling --
7. For the young --
enfants et juniors --
The French family --
ABC for the little ones --
French school --
Nursery school --
l'école maternelle --
Primary school: from maternelle to the école --
élementaire Secondary school: from 6th to terminale --
Collège and lycée --
International studies --
Studying in France --
Higher education --
Private schools --
European programmes --
Things to know --
8. Let's talk about health --
The French and their health --
Choosing a doctor --
Hospital or clinic --
public or private? --
Some medical and paramedical specialities --
Nursing care --
The chemist's shop --
pharmacie --
Emergency --
24 hours a day --
Healthy children --
'Prevention is better than cure' --
Mineral water: do the French put water in their wine? --
9. What to do when you are not working --
--
loisirs et temps libre Free time --
Throughout the year --
Pastimes and passions --
Entertainment --
Weekends --
Holiday time --
Once a year --
Bistros and café terraces --
10. Comme chez vous. en France --
At home. in France --
An enriching experience? --
Four phases of adaptation --
The spontaneity of children --
Homesickness and nostalgia --
Friendly places --
Useful information --
Key dates in the history of France --
Conversion table --
Political and economic organization --
Index.
Other Titles: Chez vous en France.
Living & working in France
Living and working in France
Responsibility: Geneviève Brame.

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