If you are thinking about Moving to France or Living in France for a long stay, then you may get a useful insight into what it is like and how you need to prepare for it based on our experience. We have lived in France for 9 years now. We have had some great days and we have had some catastrophic days. But on the whole we have had more good days than bad days. What we have learnt is that you need to prepare, learn French and let go of the life you have left behind.