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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 France: 10 Tips For Living 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!

Thanksgiving in Paris

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.

Paris Expat: 5 Tips for Moving to Paris

Moving to Paris? Josie Sampson offers tips for finding a job in Paris, obtaining a visa, searching for an apartment in Paris and more.

Expat France: An Interview with Terrance Gelenter

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

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 a Moving Overseas Report

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:
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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:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

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

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:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

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
Additional Articles
7 Tips For Working In Paris

Our working in Paris guide offers information and tips for expats and others who want to work in Paris.

Moving to Paris: Renting in Paris

If you're moving to Paris and planning to rent, Aurelia d'Andrea offers advice about renting in Paris.

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).

Now is the Time to Invest in Paris Real Estate

Your U.S. dollars have more buying power in euro-land right now than they've had in two years. And the market in Paris, for both sales and rentals, is soft, down, and falling.

Ten Things to Know About Fractional Ownership BEFORE You Invest

What is fractional ownership and is it a good option for you if you're interested in Paris real estate?

Ten Top Tips for Purchasing a Paris Apartment

Finding the right Paris apartment requires some compromise, but it can be done. Paris real estate expert, Stephanie Freedman, offers some helpful advice.

Confessions of An Expatriate Abroad: Update from Paris

Transferring your life overseas is a grand adventure... and a logistical challenge. Kathleen Peddicord shares advice from one of her international moves.

Living in Paris: Life on the Island

Life in Ile Saint-Louis, one of Paris' chicest and most expensive locations.

Living in France: Les Marches de Noel a Paris

Les Marches de Noel a Paris, or Christmas Markets in Paris, are a great place to do Christmas shopping.

Living in Paris: Public Transportation in Paris

General information for those living in Paris about public transportation.

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.

Paris Apartments: Rental Housing Guide

Finding an apartment in Paris can be difficult. Diana Morales offers insight into the process.

Jobs in France: Looking for Work in Paris and Other Areas of France

Extract from the Looking for Work in France Guide, from Expertise in Labour Mobility.

American in Paris: Getting Involved in Paris

Diana Morales, an American in Paris, offers advice to newcomers living in Paris about how to get involved and meet other expats in Paris.

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