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The Be Safe App Tells You Which Areas of Paris to Avoid at Night

(Disclaimer: I received a voucher for a free download of the Be Safe App, which costs €0,89 in the France App Store. I did not purchase the additional upgrade. This did not influence my review.) The BeSafe App was created by Raphaël Toper and Marin Denizel to help identify unsafe neighborhoods and places to avoid […] Continue


Which convention collective applies to your job in France?

If you're thinking about getting a job in France in any field, one of the first things you should look at is the convention collective that applies to your new position. A convention collective is basically a collective bargaining agreement between the professionals in your area of work. Different conventions collectives apply to different areas […] 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


4 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Your Doctor’s Visit in France

If you're a student in a French university or working in France, you're automatically enrolled in the French national social security system, and you have health care coverage. Congratulations! Going to the doctor in France is not an expensive undertaking like it can be in the U.S., and while you may have to pay a […] Continue


Scholarships for Study Abroad: Bourse Emile Boutmy at Sciences Po

Sciences Po is a great school with an excellent reputation, but with a price tag of €13.700 per year, it’s very expensive compared to other programs in France. And unfortunately, it’s not on the short list of French universities that are eligible for FAFSA financial aid. The advantages of a Sciences Po education are many. […] Continue



31 Free Things to Do in August in Paris

All the Parisians may have left Paris for the month of August, but if you're hanging out this summer, there's still lots of stuff to do! Here's something free or for less than 5€ to do every day this month: 9:00 PM, free entry. 21 rue de Charonne, Paris 11th. Metro Bastille, lines 1, 5, […] Continue

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