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Seeing Doctors in France, Episode 133

Seeing Doctors in France, How Does It Work?


SAMU ambulance in France, doctors in FranceNobody wants to get sick on vacation, and folks who visit France certainly don’t want to be in an accident, but if it happens, you’ll find out first-hand what it’s like seeing doctors in France. I suggest you get acquainted with the way medicine works in France just in case. A lot of things are going to surprise you!

If you like this episode, you should also listen to Episode 131`

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Episode Highlights

  • What happens if you’re in an accident in France?
  • What if you’re unwell, but it’s not urgent?
  • How to find a doctor in France
  • 13 things you need to know about the French health care system
  • In France the insurance is socialized, doctors are in private practice
  • French doctors still make house calls
  • Answering service
  • You can choose any doctor you like
  • Most French doctors do not have staff
  • How the Carte Vitale works
  • How much will you pay?
  • French doctor’s office are plain-looking
  • French hospitals are plain-looking
  • Public hospitals vs. Clinics in France
  • Doctors who teach at medical schools
  • 50% of doctors in France are women
  • Medical tourism is not common in France

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Top Attractions in Lyon, Episode 113

Restaurant in Lyon at night, top attractions in lyon

Top Attractions in Lyon, Episode 113

Lyon is on the Rhone Valley and the second largest city in France. It is famous for its gastronomy and economic dynamism. But what is it like as a visitor? How much time should you plan to stay? What are the top attractions in Lyon? 

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Hotels Recommended in this Episode: Annie stayed at the Ibis Styles Lyon Part-Dieu. It was clean, comfortable, quiet (despite the proximity to the main train station) , the breakfast buffet was good, the staff professional, and the nearest tram station is right across the street. We’d stay there again!

Episode Highlights

  • Musings on how to select a hotel in a large city
  • French tip of the week
  • Answer to a listener question on health care in France
  • The 6 most salient points in the history of Lyon
    • #1 The capital of the Roman Gaul
    • #2 Commercial hub during the Renaissance
    • #3 The French Revolution
    • #4 Top attractions in Lyon today
    • #5 Auguste and Louis Lumière
    • #6 The city during the RĂ©sistance
  • Annie’s visit
  • Traboules
  • Gastronomy
  • La Fourvière Basilica
  • A few other highlights
  • What else should you visit nearby?
  • Conclusion: food, wine, a beautiful downtown and a friendly athmostphere. These are the top attractions in Lyon!

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