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Warning: 5 Reasons You’ll Succumb to the “French 15”

If you've been to France for more than 5 minutes, at some point, you've wondered: How is it, REALLY, that French women don't get fat? Surely they must have some kind of magical metabolism that comes from proximity to cigarettes and espresso. If, like me, you're unlucky enough not to be born with the ability […] Continue


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


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


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


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


30 Free Things to Do in Paris in September

It's the rentrée in Paris, which means everything that was closed in August should now be up and running. While there may be a few stragglers who haven't quite gotten back from vacation yet, there are plenty of free and pas cher things to do this month. Here's something for every day: Through 9/3. Hours […] Continue