Moving to a foreign country can be both exciting and daunting, especially for families with children. To help you in your search for English-speaking services in France, I compiled a list of business owned by women.
While France is amazing country to live, considering its amazing gastronomy, its stunning scenery, and beautiful language, expat families may find it challenging to navigate the language barrier, the long administration-related challenges, and the new culture. However, there are plenty of English-speaking services available in France to help ease the transition and make settling into the country a little easier.
This service directory is meant to serve expat families searching for English-speaking services in France. But it is also meant to be used as a networking tool if you’re a business owner, like myself, and you’d like to connect with other businesses.
Would you like to add your English-speaking business to this list? Or you have a business to recommend? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!
And if you’re in the process to moving to France, here is a blog post packed with practical tips.
La Mode by GV Miao Couture Collection
La Mode by GV Miao Couture Collection designs bespoke clothing sewn in couture style that is tailored enough for daywear and elegant enough for informal evening occasions.
Location: Montpellier | Language: English
Website | Email: email@example.com
English Lessons for Children
English Corner Toulouse by Suzy
Suzy offer English classes for primary school aged children (5-11 years old) in Toulouse, teaching out of a studio in Carmes. Her lessons are not like a traditional classroom – she uses games, singing, movement and a lot of discussions to keep the lessons fun and the children engaged. Classes are in small groups (max. 8 children).
Location: Toulouse | Languages: English + French
Louisondor Interiors offers e-design, in-person and a la carte services for residential and corporate clients.
Location: Pau + online services | Languages: English + French
Website | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elise offers breastfeeding information and support, in French and in English, at each step of moms’ breastfeeding journey, including preparation prior birth, the first weeks after birth, going back to work, and weaning. She offers her services through online telehealth consultations, and in-home visits around the Lyon area. She also offers a wide range of free and paid online resources here. You can read more about Elise’s work as a lactation consultant in this blog post.
Location: Lyon + online services | Language: English + French
Website | Email: email@example.com
Photography: Maternity, Newborn & Family
Mariana de Albuquerque
Mariana de Albuquerque Photography specializes in creating fine art, natural and love-filled images through a relaxing and enjoyable experience. She serves expecting couples and families with children aged from 0-6. She is an award-winning photographer, currently ranked as the best family photographer in Toulouse, with work published in several high-end publications, such as the Motherhood Anthology, Kindred Path, and the Heartful Magazine.
Location: Toulouse + Paris + Marseille
Website | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EasyStart is a relocation company offering services from A-Z in English, French, and Spanish. This includes visa processing, finding housing, both renting and buying, setting up utilities, obtaining a social security number, opening a bank account, getting a mobile service, and finding schools for children, among others. You can read more about EasyStart’s work and tips to moving to France in this blog post.
Location: Paris + serving France
Website | Email: email@example.com
The Orchard Retreat
The Orchard Retreat is a venue for retreats, short breaks, workshops including yoga, photography, painting, cycling, fishing and writing.
Location: Vergnette | Language: English + French
Website | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org