Tag: expat

What Happens When You’re Sick in France

I often pride myself on the fact that I can answer a lot of administrative questions about life in France. I know how to get a social security number, how to rent an apartment, how to pay taxes, how to open a bank account and even, how to get French nationality. However, this past week […]

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A Day in Champagne!

When my parents came to Paris recently, I wanted to do something special with them to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They’ve been to Paris so many times now, and although it’s never difficult to find new things to do, I was still looking for something out of the ordinary. After a few weeks of unsuccessful searching, […]

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Rent a Boat on the Canal and be a Sailor this Summer!

Before I lived by the canal this past year, I never even KNEW that you could rent a boat out, let alone rent one without having a licence! Thanks to Marin d’Eau Douce you can rent a boat and drive up and down the canal! I recently did this with a group of friends thanks […]

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How to: Rent an Apartment in Paris (without losing your mind)

WE DID IT! WE ACTUALLY FOUND AN APARTMENT! I almost couldn’t believe it when I put my pen to paper and signed for our new apartment, it was such a relief! This was my first time really looking for an apartment and trust me, finding a flat in or around Paris isn’t easy. You need […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Four

As most of you know, I’ve been living in France for a while so I’ve had a lot of time to try and perfect my French. The one thing that’s difficult however, is that no matter how many words I learn there are still new words that I don’t know. These words aren’t necessarily in the French dictionary […]

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Lost In Frenchlation – The Ultimate Cinema Experience!

Although Lost in Frenchlation sounds like the title of my first 3 years in Paris, it’s actually something much more interesting! So what is Lost in Frenchlation? “The concept was born out of the frustration experienced by Lost in Frenchlation’s Co-Founders, Matt and Manon, when they couldn’t go to the cinema together due to Matt’s lack […]

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The French you Don’t Learn at School – Part 3

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How to: Get Translation Help in Paris

I recently noticed that one of the most popular questions on the Expatriates in Paris Facebook group is: “Where can I find a reasonably priced certified translator?” As anyone who lives here knows, the French administrative services are obsessed with red tape so getting things done in France is a lot more complicated than in other […]

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Paros – a Peculiar Paradise

Paros is a peculiar island in Greece because as well as having some really beautiful parts, it has also been heavily affected by the growth of tourism. The port itself is quite pretty and it stretches along the whole length of the seafront with a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. However it’s very modern and it’s […]

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Bagging a Bargain in Paris!

As much as I love Paris, I have often found the price of certain things to be quite baffling. Things that cost next to nothing in England are triple the price here and to make matters worse, these are generally the basic necessities so you can’t decide not to buy them. As a result, I […]

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