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10 Things No One Told Me About Becoming A “Successful” Parisian Expat

If places on earth could be likened to heaven, then the city of Paris should be top on the list of such places. It is a city full of life, owing to its plethora of attractions that leave every visitor overwhelmed. The city, popularly known as City of Love or City of Lights, offers it all from its inexplicable Eiffel Tower to the dazzling Seine River From art to glamour, it ensures visitors are left mesmerized. The enormous beauty of the entire city has made it the dream of many to live and work here.

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Bloom Where You're Planted: More than 40 years of connecting people in Paris.

You’re moving to France, right? Good. 

I guess you have a lot of anticipation, apprehension, excitement or some of each. 

Are you moving here for a “French Experience” ?

Are you following a partner? Is it for work, pleasure, studies or one of the twenty reasons we listed here?

It doesn’t really matter how you feel or why you’re moving to France because moving to this country brings a few challenges and a lot of opportunities.

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The Social Anatomy Paris: A Breakdown of the 20 Paris Arrondissements

There’s so much variety in Paris.

As for where the live, the options are endless, though it depends on your personal preference, and most importantly, your budget.

Most postal codes—the last two digits—identify the arrondissements.

75003 would refer to an area in the third arrondissement, for example.

There are 20 of them arranged in a clockwise spiral, like a cinnamon roll or snail shell, if you will.

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13 Basic Daily Consumer Products/Goods Most Parisians Love & Their Prices.

You’ve heard the songs, seen the movies and drooled over the Eiffel Tower. Now you're an expat, you’re in Paris and anxious to be “one of them.” Perhaps you envision a Parisian as someone who sits in a café with a demi-tasse, a baguette and a small plate of cheese. Will there be wine, afterward? You wouldn’t be too far off the mark, but let’s take away the fairytale and look at the things consumed by the everyday Paris dweller.

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