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Site Launches To Help Americans Make Move To France  
. is a membership based Web site providing "How to Move There" information to English-speaking Francophiles who yearn for higher quality of life 
Interest among Britons and Americans in moving to France to enjoy a simpler, slower and better way of life has never been higher, according to Liesa Blond, who made the move to France from San Antonio, Texas with her six children in May, 2000.  

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France Property and Life explains in English how to tackle all the French Administration hurdles successfully one step at a time - including a detailed discussion of the regulations for many specific entrepreneurial pursuits.
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Blond has just launched a member site, France Property and Life  (, to make the dreaming, planning and transition for such a move easier.

"People who want to move to France talk about escaping materialism or keeping up with the Joneses as well as pressures to work more and buy more things that they don't have time to enjoy because they are working all the time," says Blond.  "Other factors in France's favor are its greater accessibility of the arts, the cuisine, top-notch free public education, excellent medical care - rated best in the world by the World Health Organization - affordable housing, low cost of living and an agreeable climate."

To move across cultural and national borders, and in some cases across an ocean, people must cope not only with the language barrier but also with a host of practical problems on which France Property and Life provides copious guidance.  The site explains how to get permission to live in France if your citizenship falls outside of the European Union, how to decide where to live, options for supporting yourself in France and above all, dealing with the national love for bureaucracy and paperwork.

"The site explains in English how to tackle all the French Administration hurdles successfully one step at a time - including a detailed discussion of the regulations for many specific entrepreneurial pursuits," says Blond.

To inform and inspire those who want to live in France, France Property and Life also includes profiles of a variety of individuals and families who have done it, including empty nest couples and retirees, students, professors on sabbatical, artists and others;  orientation to aspects of daily life like the schooling system, banking, transportation and holidays; a guide to finding and buying French real estate;  regulations and procedures for starting a business or finding a job in France;  and more.

France Property and Life is on the web at Membership in the site costs $99.95 for 6 months or $175 for one year.

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