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Living in France
The French people are known for their artistic sense. France is recognized in the world for its rich cultural tradition.
Its central location makes it easy to travel across Europe. France has been accredited as the first tourist destination. The UNESCO World Heritage lists 37 sites in France. Among those 'The Mont Saint-Michel' is the most prominent landmark.
France has won the hearts of all food enthusiasts across the world with their unmatchable food delights.
France with its exquisite varieties of cheese and its exemplary trait of accompanying their meals with just the right wine has earned an outstanding reputation for the country.
The French culture is very formal. The visitors are greeted with "Bonjour Monsieur" and "Bonjour Madame" instead of "Hi" or “Hello."
The history of France goes back over thousand years. Every historic building you witness has some story to tell. The monuments uniqueness with its picturesque chateaux and castles across its expanse has captured the attention of the world.
The French have an unmatched inclination towards the welfare of its citizen. France is recorded to have more public holidays than most other European countries.
This reveals their healthy attitude towards work-life balance. The French health care system is rated as the best healthcare system in the world by WHO.
Politics in France
The French follow Unitary Semi-Presidential System which is laid by the French Constitution of the French Fifth Republic.
The constitution of the Fifth Republic was enacted on 4th October 1958. Its principles were set out by Charles De Gaulle, 18th President of France on 16th June 1946.
In this system, elections follow every 5 years. The president is elected by the citizens through electoral voting systems.The Prime minister is appointed by the president, who appoints his subordinate ministers.
The governance of the state is monitored by the prime minister along with his cabinet of ministers.
Economy in France
France has the 3rd largest economy in Europe.
It is recorded as the 10th largest economy by Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is the economic theory which applies for comparing two currencies exchange rates which are fairly constant over the day, weeks or years.) and 6th largest economy by nominal figures in the world.
France has excelled in the exports of machinery and equipment, aircraft, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, and beverages.
With its immense involvement in trade, France has earned the title of the 2nd largest trading nation in Europe.
Buying and renting property in France
For buying the property in France, a notary is a mandatory part of the process. However, it must be noted that they work for the state and not for the buyer or the vendor.
The initial legal contract is termed as ' the compromise de Vente' which is followed by the final contract such as 'the acte de Vente'.
The purchasing cost includes
- Transfer fee
- Notary fee
- Legal fees
- Property registration fee
- Cost for registration
- Land registry fee
- Stamp duty
The French legal system is a pro-tenant. Once the property is acquired on rent, the landlord cannot enter the rented apartment without the consent of the tenant.
Unless it is mentioned in the contract, the annual property inspection is also not permitted.
Visa and Immigration
Writer Relocations provides visa and immigration services for France and many other countries across the globe. You can get in touch with our executives for further assistance.
Education in France is free, secular and compulsory until the age of 16.
It consists of three stages- primary education, secondary education, and higher education. France's education coordinated by the OECD is ranked as 25th best in the world.
The Ministry of National Education runs primary and secondary education which is predominantly public.
Primary education has two phases- nursery school and elementary school. The nursery schools stimulate the young minds and develop their social skills. The elementary schools focus on writing, arithmetic and citizenship attributes.
The secondary education demands to surpass two phases. The first is delivered through colleges leading to national certificate and second is along the ways through high schools to the baccalaureate.
Weather in France
France with its varied terrain experiences different climate throughout its expanse.
The Mediterranean coast feels different winter than Normandy or the Alps. In all, France experience four seasons, generally warm to hot summer and cool to cold winters.
Paris has warm summers and cold fairly dry winters. Rains can be witnessed all year around.
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