Category Archives: France

Itinerary: Discovering the Île d’Oléron in a Day

Chassiron lighthouse, Oleron Island, France. Phare De Chassiron, Ile d'Oleron

Visiting Oléron Island has been high on my to-do list since we moved to France. An island that promised oodles of sunshine (it’s nicknamed “la lumineuse” for good reason!), colossal beaches, colourful towns and impressive historical sites. It’s no wonder then, that holidaymakers converge on the island in droves during the summer months in search of an idyllic […]

Living In France: The OFII Appointment & Medical

What happens at the OFII Medical Appointment in France

Today marked an important milestone in my French journey – the OFII appointment and medical (French Office of Immigration and Integration). I’d spent hours worrying about this appointment. Reading the letter from the OFII countless times to make sure I was prepared with all my documentation, and googling the heck out of “what happens at […]

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