QUIZ: Where should you really be living in France?

For many expats, living in France is the culmination of a long-held dream; they’re living exactly where they want and are loving it. Good for them! But others are tied to a place because of jobs, family and finances. But ...

New year, new name

There have been a few changes around here, the biggest of which is the name change. Out of Place is now Best France Forever. Why? Well, much as I liked Out of Place and how it conveyed that ‘fish out ...

10 differences between French and British Christmas dinners

Just what do the French eat for Xmas dinner? Is it similar to the British meal or is it a giant snail, stuffed with macarons and croissants? Let’s find out together! 1. The French have their main Christmas dinner on ...

Jul’s worst videos, in order

The unnatural blond hair coiffed with execrable taste, the puffy sneering face, the warped masculinity, the companionship with  goons you fear are worse than their master – is it just me or do French rap stain Jul and US president-elect ...

Popular French names you just couldn’t call a British child

Choosing a name for your baby is a tough task, made trickier when you have to take two cultures into account. Your favourite name in one language might be a terrible choice in another, landing your child with a lifetime ...