Driving in France with foreign licence – what are the rules?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "conduire emoticone"Driving in France with foreign driving licence is possible, but be carefull, the rules are changing depending the duration of your stay and the issuing country of the driving licence.

If you are french or foreigner, holding a driving licence issuing by a country from European Union or member of the Espace économique européen (EEE): you can drive in France with your European driving licence, with no time limitation as soon as your driving licence is valide.

If you are french or foreigner, holding a driving licence non European, rules are different, depending on the duration of your stay: [Read more…]

#10ansSOFIME – **Portrait 5 : Magdalena Gustafsson – a Swedish living in London moving to Paris !**

First time we met Magdalena was on Skype in January. Her smile and her “bonjour” pierced our screen!

Our first mission was to find a nice, cosy apartment for this young Swedish stylist coming from London. After a long day walking up and down multiple stairs in Montmartre, we stopped in a coffee shop with delicious coffee and pretty tea spoons and had a very nice chat before viewing the final flat! Magdalena told us later that “that was the point where I felt like this could definitely be my new neighbourhood”. She chose this last apartment, it is now her local coffee shop and she felt in love with this area of Paris.

When we asked Magdalena after few weeks how she felt in her new life, we found her answer hilarious and “so her”:

 

 “For me it was a little bit like moving to another neighbourhood in London apart from that I couldn’t understand people and I had to keep my eyes on the ground when walking, not to step in dog poo”

 

On a more personal point, Magdalena was my first « solo mission », I felt so lucky to take care of Magdalena and I will remember her for a long time! Agathe.

#10ansSOFIME – **Third portrait : a piece of India in Paris!**

Mohit and his wife, a couple from India, arrived in Paris in spring 2017. It was a complete new experience for them: new culture, new language, new job!

We helped them during their arrival to find a house. Our objective, as always, is to help them to feel at home even if they are far from their family. We were very blessed when Mohit wrote to us later that we helped them to get settled « like a member of the Family”. [Read more…]