Brexit Update / Des nouvelles du Brexit

Volumes of water have passed under the bridge since the UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, notably the Corona Virus pandemic! Negotiations have continued in person and at a distance and although a “no deal” scenario is distinctly possible, hope springs eternal! For Brits living in France before 31st December 2020 (who do not have French nationality) and wish to remain, a Residence card marked “Withdrawal Agreement” will be necessary from 1st July 2021 and must be applied for online. Delayed because of Covid-19, the website will…

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Home-Grown Talent / Une Mansonnienne talentueuse

A catch up with Sophie Laplane MA, Resident Choreographer with Scottish Ballet It’s that time of year when parents enrol their kids for activities. It was the same for Franco-British Sophie Laplane, born and bred in Maisons-Laffitte! She started tennis and dance, loved both, but Béatrice Flahault-Milza with a keen eye, spotted Sophie’s potential. Entering the highly competitive Paris Opera School aged 11, she was disappointed not to be kept on but was accepted at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP*), which on reflection, she feels suited her better. At 18,…

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