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LIVING

Warning: Protect Yourself from Break-Ins in Paris

While violent crime is relatively rare in France, break-ins and theft have become more and more frequent. Apparently, an apartment is burgled ever 1.5 minutes in Paris, and Parisians have a 10% chance of being burgled in the next 6 years. That's scary. But it's not a good reason to avoid living in Paris. There […] Continue

WORKING

A Quick Guide to Reading Your French Payslip

If you're working for a French company, you might be surprised when you get your first French payslip and notice the huge difference between the "brut salaire" you were quoted by your employer and the "net à payer" that shows up in your bank account. Here's a guide to deciphering your French payslip and all […] 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

France: The Bureaucracy I Love to Hate

I wrote this post in August 2010 for another blog I was working on at the time which is no longer online. I'm republishing it below: My student visa for France expires on July 26, so in order to legally re-enter France in the fall, I needed to go to the préfecture de police to […] 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

Free Concerts at Radio France

  If you're looking for something to do on almost any day of the week, you can check out the free concerts at Radio France in the 16th arrondissement. Whenever the radio station is recording, they offer all available tickets to the public for free, and all you have to do to benefit is to […] Continue

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