Moving to France on a Long-Term Tourist Visa with a Child, Episode 380

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Sarala and Thad Terpstra moved to France on a long-term tourist visa with a child. They are too young to be retired and Sarala works as a freelancer. Few young families set out to do this, especially since they're not millionaires. But, as they explain, you can have a lovely life near the Mediterranean, you just have to choose the right part of France.

How did they do it? What was the process like? Was it long and painful? What tips can they share? Is it really cheaper than life in Michigan? What do they love about it? Click listen and learn how they did it!

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Foolproof French Visas, Complete 2022 Edition by Allisson Grant Lounes

Long Term Rentals in France

Crédit Agricole International Clients in Toulouse: 1-3, Allées Franklin Roosevelt, 31000 Toulouse. It's not clear if other cities in France have such offices.

Procedure to apply for a visa from the US.

Adele Peters wrote an article titled In Paris, a new ‘quiet zone’ will ban through-traffic in the city center for FastCompany

Audio book recommendations: The Premonition by Michael Lewis and Personal recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain.

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