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LIVING

How to Deal with Your First French Strike

It's a cold, rainy morning in Paris in early October, a fine day for the first strike of the new school year. Welcome to France. Despite the fact that there's a new socialist president who's actually planning on hiring 60,000 new fonctionnaires in the next year (and the fact that France already has the biggest […] Continue

WORKING

Know Your Rights: 5 Ways to Leave Your CDI Job in France

As we already discussed, a CDI work contract means you have a job forever, or, at least until the contract is ended by mutual agreement with your employer or you quit. There are five ways to end a job in France, of which three can be litigious. It's quite common in France for the end […] 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

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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

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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