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LIVING

Le 20ème: “Paris Profond”

Le 20ème:  “Paris Profond”   Paris is home to so many museums, famous cafés, eateries and touristy neighborhoods that the typical American student seeking a bit of peace and quiet often asks him or herself where to find the “true” Paris.  Where to escape the mobs of tourists to sit at a tranquil café to […] Continue

WORKING

10 Things Your Employer Can’t Legally Do

Work contracts in France are highly codified and almost always adversarial. The French Code du travail stereotypes workers as children who need to be protected from any and every possible offense, and treats employers as though they're scheming sleazeballs who are trying to suck every ounce of productivity out of workers without paying them fairly. Unfortunately, […] 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

How to Exchange Your Foreign Driver’s Licence for a French Licence in 5 Easy Steps

If you're thinking about staying in France for any length of time, you may want to consider exchanging your driver's licence for a French driver's licence. Doing so within the first year of your arrival in France will mean that the process is much easier (well, easy for France, anyway!) and will not require you […] Continue

EDUCATION

Paris Unraveled on Atlas Sliced

Last week, Alexa Hart of Atlas Sliced interviewed me about Paris Unraveled and how to save money by studying abroad in France. You can check out the video here, but be sure to hop over to Atlas Sliced to check out Alexa's website, as she has lots of great information for people who want to […] 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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