Told that permanent carte de séjour does not exist

In recent issues there has been a lot of queries about Cartes de Séjour which I have been Interested in as I have been a resident in France as a retired Englishman for nine years. I visited my préfecture in Cahors to request one with the word ‘permanent’ as you suggested and was told no such card exists and they can only give a 10-year card. Is there a website where I can find out more so I am prepared next time?  P.P.

Technically it is the ‘stay’ (or ‘residency’) in France that is permanent and not the card itself but it certainly exists.

It is called a Carte de séjour ‘Citoyen UE/EEE/Suisse – Séjour permanent’ (Residence card ‘ ...

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