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Can I rent a studio apartment for less than €800 in Paris?

If you want to come to France as a student, you probably have a relatively low budget for housing. And Paris, unfortunately, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Of course you want a place that’s livable. Not too small, preferably in a nice neighborhood, and clean. Even better if it’s close […] Continue


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


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



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



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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