When I first moved to France in 1999, I couldn’t speak French. Beyond saying “Bonjour”, “Au revoir”, and “Un baguette, s’il vous plaĂ®t”, I was lost if anyone responded or, worse, asked me a question. Consequently, I was forced to learn the language quite quickly. Today, I speak it fluently enough for French people to sometimes mistake me for a Belgian or Swiss, which I take as a compliment.

Since then, my husband and I have moved approximately six times between Germany and France. We have worked in France, rented, terminated, and purchased flats, initiated and cancelled rental, insurance, electricity, and water contracts, re-registered, bought, and sold cars, registered businesses, and founded companies – and we’ve done all of these things multiple times…

I notice there are many out there who wish to move to France, seeking answers they can’t find. I want to help by sharing the immense wealth of experience I have accumulated with you all.

I’ve been known on Facebook for years as an expert on France. On my page “Life in France”, I regularly post tips, information, and share experiences. About what, you ask? About how to navigate administrative hurdles, what to consider when immigrating to France, and simply what it’s like to live in France…

10 Mistakes to avoid when moving to France - Ines Sachs

Learn from my top 10 mistakes made when moving to France. And I’ll also show you how you can avoid them.

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