Expat Guide to Living in Paris
Whether you're already living in Paris or preparing to move to Paris, our Expat Guide to Living in France offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Paris. For answers to specific questions, visit our France Forum to talk with expats in Paris.
Expats in Paris live in the fabled City of Lights, but what do you need to know to actually get there and establish yourself? Here are a few basic steps to help get the ball rolling. Includes information about visas, health care, where to live and more!
If you're living in Paris and in search of a place to dine on Thanksgiving, we have several suggestions. If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner, find out where you can order a turkey.
Moving to Paris? Josie Sampson offers tips for finding a job in Paris, obtaining a visa, searching for an apartment in Paris and more.
An expat interview with "Paris Through Expatriate Eyes" founder Terrance Gelenter
More Culture Shock Reports for Paris
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Paris handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Paris:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Paris - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Paris by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Paris Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Paris? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Paris? Below are some of the responses from expats in Paris:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Paris
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Paris. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Paris:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Paris Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Paris. If you are already living in Paris, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Paris:
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Paris by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Paris Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Paris? Below are some of the reports from expats in Paris:
Working in Paris Reports
What's it like to find a job in Paris? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Paris? Below are some of the reports from expats in Paris:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
Moving to Paris: Paris Fact-Finding Trip
If you're relocating to Paris and have a chance to take a pre-move fact-finding trip, author Aurelia d'Andrea provides a day-by-day itinerary that takes you to the most popular expat neighborhoods (arrondissement).
Paris Property: Home Buying Guide
Buying property in France or an apartment in Paris? Diana Morales provides an overview of the agreements involved in buying French property, the notaire's role and more.