Paris Unraveled

getmetoparis
Move to France

Have us help you move to France!

pickmybrain Expat Consulting Services

Categories

Paris Unraveled
101-free-things-to-do-in-paris
How to Save $40,000 Studying Abroad in France
The Complete Guide to Study Abroad Programs in France

LIVING

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

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

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

Scholarships for Studying in France: The Chateaubriand Fellowship

As part of our series on scholarships for studying abroad in France, today we're going to look at the requirements for the Chateaubriand Fellowship, a research stipend offered each year by the Cultural Services department of the French Embassy to the United States. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a sort of research scholarship offered to doctoral […] Continue

LEISURE

A Visit to Van Gogh’s House in Auvers-sur-Oise

At the end of his life, Vincent Van Gogh lived in a small hotel in Auvers-sur-Oise, about 45 minutes outside of Paris by train, making it a nice day trip in late spring or early fall. Open to the public from April through October, the Van Gogh house is sparsely furnished (as it would have been […] Continue

Copy Protected by Chetans WP-Copyprotect.