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Old Feb 5th 2012, 4:54 am
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Hi everyone!
We're a family of 5 living in France, in the Nimes area, and have been living there for just over 2 years... Although I'm French (my husband is british!) and have some family in the area, we find it hard to have a real social network with the locals... Are we the only ones who have trouble fitting in with the French?? We would love to hear what other people are going through and so any advice would be much welcome! And even better if any of you are the same area as us, we'd love to meet up and have a few drinks!!
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Old Feb 5th 2012, 5:29 am
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, there is also a lot more information in the Europe Forums. Yet another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

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Old Feb 5th 2012, 5:49 am
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Hi everyone!
We're a family of 5 living in France, in the Nimes area, and have been living there for just over 2 years... Although I'm French (my husband is british!) and have some family in the area, we find it hard to have a real social network with the locals... Are we the only ones who have trouble fitting in with the French?? We would love to hear what other people are going through and so any advice would be much welcome! And even better if any of you are the same area as us, we'd love to meet up and have a few drinks!!
Hi, and welcome to the forum!
I live in the next département but have only stopped off once in Nîmes to visit
You'll get more response if you post on the France forum, but you could also try posting on a Regional Forum (specifically Languedoc-Roussillon and even Nîmes) as I don't think there are all that many BE members in the Nîmes area....
Meanwhile ask at your Mairie for the list of Associations and Clubs in your Commune and you can meet and make friends with others with the same interests. Or get yourself involved with the Parents d'Elèves of your childrens' school(s).
hope this helps a little!
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Hi Sandw

Welcome to BE.

I recommend you check out our France forum, where I am sure you will find some expats who are living in your area. You will find this by clicking the 'forum index' tab at the top left corner of this page. Scroll down until you see the title 'Europe', double click on France undeneath and you're in.
Just say hi like you did on here and I am sure you will be chattimng to nearby folks in no time.

All the very best

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Old Feb 6th 2012, 11:36 pm
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions!! Am off to the France forum then!!
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