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Published monthly, The Connexion print edition is France's English-language newspaper. We provide news, analysis, comment and practical information to help readers understand and integrate into the French community.

Buying a home, setting up a business, learning the language, educating your children and understanding healthcare and politics are challenges we tackle head on.

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197 March 2019 (PDF)
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Brexit

Brexit questions for second home owners in France answered

Yes, Brexit is hitting house sales in France - but Britons are still looking

France prepared to be "generous and flexible" on minimum incomes for Britons living here after Brexit

Britons in France must swap UK driving licence for a French one after Britain leaves EU

British Government focus on Brexit healthcare deal, Ambassador to France says

Fast-track for British applications for French nationality

Travelling in the EU with a pet after Brexit

Plus, Brexit news in brief

News

Fears for pupils in rural France, as class closures loom

Bordeaux to London in 4.5 hours by train

French doctors say 'non' to 10-minute patient limit

French bakeries fight to stay open seven days a week

Volunteers save tiny Alpine ski resort

DWP sent 1,000 letters axing pensions 'in error'

Eurovision singer sues online trolls

The French board game driving Americans crazy

'Fake news' falls as French journalists fact-check liars

Parisians flock to fly over their city

Opinion

One reader reveals what it's like to move back to UK after 18 years in France

The urban myth about rural poverty in France and the gilets jaunes...

France's fire safety record is a national disgrace

Cross-border populism and Italy are bigger EU headaches than Britain

The secret gift of village healers

The family business creating works of art for Nice Carnival

Practical

The truth about electric vehicles, by readers who drive them AND the financial aids available in France to change

What happens if your car gets towed in France?

10 more Crit'Air zones to be declared across France

Does my French nationality help my partner's residency rights?

The thoroughly modern French apprenticeship scheme with its origins in the Middle Ages

Mythbusting France's smoking habits

A reader's experience of a caesarian operation in France

Community

The dual-language panto breaking down barriers in Normandy

Ile de France cat refuge inspired by British TV star pet

Well-known English Library celebrates 25th anniversary

Money

Exchange rates for this year's tax declarations

Declaring all foreign bank accounts, even ones which are inactive

How to save money on phone line fees

10 rules to make selling your French home as fuss-free as possible

Tax returns are so much fun they deserve a (third) party

Foreign bank accounts, Brexit, and some charge cuts

Changes to French unemployment benefit that could help the self-employed

Extra help for green renovations

Features

​The Somme guesthouse with a real battlefield trench in the garden

Andy Summers: An ex-Police Man's life thru a lens in Montpellier

INTERVIEW: The innovative museum director bringing history and art to the people

How a classic French movie inspired a family brolly business

So long, Normandy, and thanks for all the great times - Connexion writer bids farewell to her France home

France's seven engineering wonders

INTERVIEW: The serviceman's daughter translating her early experience in France into a career

Style secrets of a French country boudoir

Bulbs to put the zing into your Spring garden

The bloggers who inspired Europe to love houseplants again

Our pick of events across France this month

France's Queen of Finger Food reveals how to make your apéro truly special

French winemakers versus New World mega-wines

+ French themed crosswords and quiz! + Readers' Letters + Comment
+ 10 pages of businesses and tradespeople serving English-speakers in France