About Aiesha Bonneau

Translator, mother, keen photographer and traveller. Living the good life in Brittany, France.

Focus on French Company Identification Numbers

What do SIREN, SIRET, APE, NAF, RCS and CFE mean? They are commonly used in France, particularly during business registrations. Let me explain. Firstly, if you wish to carry out business in France you are obliged to register your business. It does not matter if you already own a company in another country. Failing [...]

Acronyms and Abbreviations in Common Use

Acronyms and abbreviations can be confusing. Social media shorthand is extensive. Businessmen use acronyms and abbreviations for marketing terms but also for chatting with their peers. There are also initialisms! So what are they? Acronyms, initialisms  & abbreviations Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, but not all abbreviations are acronyms or [...]

Important changes that will affect you in 2022

Important changes that will affect you in 2022 A number of measures came into effect on 1st January 2022 . These important changes will affect your life in France by impacting your income, taxes, health, housing and more. Read our comprehensive guide here. List of Contents: Important Changes to Improve [...]

Culinary delights of Brittany

Culinary delights of Brittany Gourmets love the culinary delights of Brittany, be they from land or sea. Let me tempt you with my gastronomic tour of Breton cuisine. Recipes included! Brittany’s contribution to French cuisine is undeniable. Who has not heard of crepes, cider, salted butter caramels or galettes (buckwheat pancakes) to mention [...]

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Guide: Storing Paperwork in France

Guide to organising and storing your paperwork This can be a daunting task in France. Which documents do you keep and for how long? It is baffling to many people, even to the French. I have researched, obtained comprehensive information and compiled a guide on how long we should keep the various documents that [...]

Shakespeare’s Insults

Did you know that some words and sayings that we use on a daily basis were written by none other than William Shakespeare himself more than 400 years ago? His quotes on life, love and insults, to name a few, are still highly relevant today. So cherished are The Bard’s quotes that they rank [...]

The Outdoor Photo Festival of La Gacilly

Europe's biggest outdoor photo festival The Photo Festival of La Gacilly, Brittany: La Gacilly is a small, picturesque town in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France. It is well known for hosting the biggest outdoor photo festival in Europe. The Photo Festival of La Gacilly is an annual [...]

Brocéliande, Brittany’s Mythical Forest

The forest of Broceliande is Brittany's most popular and spectacular forest spanning 11,000 hectares. When I first came to live in Brittany in 2002, I was pleasantly surprised by its culture, traditions and folklore. Then when I learned that most of King Arthur’s adventures took place in Brocéliande, I was excited. After all, which [...]

All about Selling Your Property in France

All about Selling Your Property in France The property market in France is currently buoyant where demand exceeds supply. This is particularly so in Brittany which remains one of the most popular destinations for both British and French buyers seeking an unspoilt French region. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, properties for sale in certain [...]

Guide to Buying a Property in France

Buying and selling a property in France can be quite daunting if you are not familiar with the French administrative procedures. They are rather lengthy and time consuming, hence my decision to expand on this subject with a view to help you understand the steps involved. I am well versed in this field as [...]

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