• Life in Paris

    One Man’s Paris Story

    This week’s guest writer is Thomas Bartlett. Thomas was born in Belfast and grew up in Galway. In his twenties he lived in Paris for four years, Spain for two and now he lives in Dublin. He has been a teacher, a restaurant manager, a waiter and a cook…

  • Life in Paris

    Breaking My Silence

    Before I start I have to tell you all that this article has been the hardest article I have ever had to write. Exactly a week ago today, the unthinkable happened. Paris, my beautiful home and a city I love so dearly, was attacked by…

  • Life in Paris

    The day I became a Parisian

    If you search for the definition of the word chic using google, you will get the following answer: Chic — Adjective: elegantly and stylishly fashionable —“She looked every inch the chic Frenchwoman.” What does this tell you? Well, basically, google is telling you that French…

  • Life in Paris

    Ten Insider Tips for Paris!

    Paris has officially held the title of the world’s most visited city since 2013 and although it’s clearly extremely popular with tourists, visiting the city can also be a very bewildering experience. Take it from someone who knows, it’s always better to do some research…

  • Expat Advice

    How to get your Carte Vitale.

    When I first thought about writing this article I honestly debated writing: GIVE UP AND RUN AWAY, VERY FAR AWAY Why? Because the administration system in France is a huge headache. It’s also frustrating enough to make a saint swear. It took me TWO YEARS…

  • Life in Paris

    Welcome to my Neighbourhood

    This week’s guest blogger is the wonderful Isabelle Andover. Isabelle is a Paris-based writer of chicklit. Her debut novel, Cocktails at Le Carmen, was published by Simon & Fig in June 2015. Originally from England, Isabelle lives with her tabby cat Oscar, who occasionally blogs about apartment-style living in the…

  • Life in Paris

    From Pensford to Paris

    A new week, a new guest blogger! Hannah Moore is originally from Bristol. She’s a third year student at the University of Birmingham studying English Literature and French Studies. Hannah has just started blogging for her year abroad and she’s hoping to document her whole time here with weekly…