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LIVING

The Real Reason It’s So Hard to Rent an Apartment in Paris

Location saisonnière. That's the reason it's so damn hard to find an affordable rental in Paris. It's also why landlords can double down on the requirement that you have a French guarantor and make at least three times the rent of your apartment, even though it's not a requirement of the law, and is technically […] Continue

WORKING

What should be in my work contract for being an au pair in France?

If you're going to be working as an au pair in France, you want to make sure that you have a very clear contract before you leave, to outline the position and your own responsibilities upon starting work in your host family's home. The work contract protects both you and the host family by identifying […] 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

3 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Medical Care in France

In France, Sécurité Sociale is a national, government entity that regulates medical costs and covers the cost of healthcare for the vast majority of French residents. In fact, the French constitution ensures healthcare for all, and a 1993 Conseil Constitutionnel (the French equivalent of the Supreme Court) decision indicates that foreigners residing in France are […] 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

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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

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