How to Register a second hand car in France since November 2017

Since November 2017 it is no longer possible to register the sale of secondhand car at the Préfecture , the office that used to handle registrations. Everything must now be done online.   Registration of the vehicle is now done on the website of the Agence nationale des Titres Sécurisées – ANTS. This agency is … Read more

How to declare a vehicle accident

Accidents have to be declared to your insurance company within 5 working days.   The ‘Constat d’accident’ needs to be filled in by both parties, click ‘here’ to download a copy of the ‘Constat d’accident’ form (in French and English). Both parties have to provide a copy to their insurance company. If no one else is involved … Read more

Travelling abroad with your French car insurance

You are travelling abroad with your French car insurance :   Check that the country your are driving to is shown on the back of your green card. If you are insured with our agency, your insurance cover remains the same whether you are in France or abroad and is not limited in time. The only … Read more

How to join the French healthcare system

We are extremely lucky in France to have one of the best healthcare system in the world. If you are retired,  the few steps below will help you to join the French healthcare system.   In order to register with your local social security office ( CPAM ) you will be required to submit a … Read more

Filing an insurance claim for water damage

You have experienced water damage in your home, these few steps should help you file your insurance claim:   Find the source and shut the water if needed. If the water is close to electrical sockets or lights, turn off your electricity. Get a plumber involved as soon as possible, unless your entire house is … Read more

Choosing an insurance company…

Your choice should never be made on cost only, always remember that you get what you pay for.   A company that has been in business for many years, with the same members of staff is often a good sign.   Ask questions, your initial gut feeling is often right, how do you feel the … Read more

All risks house insurance

What you have to declare in order to be covered and what is excluded   An all risks (multirisques) insurance policy will cover, not only your public liability, but your home, personal belongings, and those of your household.   The risks covered will include those of fire, explosion, theft and flooding, leaks, storms, snow, vandalism, … Read more

How to cancel an insurance in France

Most contracts in France, whether they are insurance contracts or others are set up on an automatic renewal basis. This means that they will be automatically renewed unless you don’t give the proper amount of notice to cancel.   Various solutions are on hand in order to cancel your policy, which can only be done … Read more