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LIVING

The 5 Stages of Apartment Hunting in Paris

I'm sure you've imagined a million times what living in Paris is going to be like. You're going to get a cute studio - not too small, with a view overlooking the Eiffel Tower. It'll be close to the metro that goes directly to your school, so you won't have to spend too long in […] Continue

WORKING

Help! My Employer Wants to Do Sketchy Stuff with My Work Contract

Every so often, I get a question in my inbox from someone who's living in France and who needs help with something. I try to give advice whenever I can, and if the questions are applicable, I'll change some information, rewrite the question, and post it on the blog.  Today's question is from a girl […] Continue

TRAVEL

Weekend Trips: Verdun Battle Site and Cemetery

If you're interested in European history, you may want to visit Verdun in La Meuse, the site of one of the biggest and bloodiest battles of World War 1 and the impressive cemetery nearby. Only about 3 hours from Paris by train (change from the TGV to the local train in Metz or Meuse), Verdun […] Continue

BUREAUCRACY

3 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Medical Care in France

In France, Sécurité Sociale is a national, government entity that regulates medical costs and covers the cost of healthcare for the vast majority of French residents. In fact, the French constitution ensures healthcare for all, and a 1993 Conseil Constitutionnel (the French equivalent of the Supreme Court) decision indicates that foreigners residing in France are […] Continue

EDUCATION

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101 Reasons to Study Abroad in France

Have you been thinking about studying abroad in France but you aren't sure whether or not it's actually feasible? We know that you don't really need to give a reason, but here are 101 reasons to study abroad in France for those of you on the edge: Baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolat. The French speak poor […] Continue

LEISURE

4 Free and Pas Cher Activities for a Rainy Day in Paris

Winter in Paris is mostly rainy and cold, and it's going to stay lousy for at least a few more months. With tons of tourists in town for the holidays, the old fallbacks like the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay are hardly solutions: you'll spend more of your time waiting in line  than in the […] Continue

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