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Facts About Paris (43)

How to survive your first 30 days of house-hunting in Paris

How to survive your first 30 days of house-hunting in Paris

You remember, don’t you?

That time you were trying to find a place to rent after you graduated from college, or moved to the nearby city after high school. Though you had grown up in the area, it was your first time doing this, and you were overwhelmed.

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Culture Shock in France: 15 Things Parisian Expats Find Kind of Strange About France.

Culture Shock in France: 15 Things Parisian Expats Find Kind of Strange About France.

We all have our own definition of the word “strange” or “weird.”

For one person, it could be cycling nude on a bike trail in the mountains in the middle of winter while singing at the top of your lungs—to keep warm, of course.

Another may be a roommate who likes toast, ketchup, banana and cinnamon sandwiches. When it comes to acclimating in a foreign country, the meaning of “strange” can take on even more nuances, especially if you don’t speak the language of your adopted homeland.

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

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

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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ONLY IN PARIS: The story of Paris told through an original and eclectic mix of unusual historic locations

ONLY IN PARIS: The story of Paris told through an original and eclectic mix of unusual historic locations

A new edition of a ground-breaking guidebook to Paris has just been published. “Only in Paris” by writer and explorer Duncan JD Smith tells the story of the city through an original and eclectic mix of unusual locations.

Eccentric museums, covered passageways, secret gardens, idiosyncratic shops and unexpected places of worship. Everything that is unique, hidden and unusual in Paris.

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About the Relationship French Men Have with Fashion

10 Things I Didn’t Know About the Relationship French Men Have with Fashion

It’s true.

French men are as addicted to fashion as their female counterparts.

Check out all the fantastic male designers that France has produced over the years: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin, to name a few.

Even imports such as Karl Lagerfeld have made their mark on the scene.

Men in France take the way they look very seriously. They have an eye for quality, longevity and minimal fuss.

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17 Beautiful Quotes That Will Make You Want to move to Paris Right Now

17 Beautiful Quotes That Will Make You Want to move to Paris Right Now

My premier rendez-vous with Paris back in december 2009 blossomed into something like a lasting love affair, carving an indelible mark on my mind.

Have you ever thought of moving to Paris?

And why move to Paris anyway, you ask?

Et pourquoi pas?

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Are the French Rude?

Are the French Rude?

Bienvenue! You’ve arrived in Paris and you’re ready to have an adventure.

As you walk down the street, you’re in awe of the city and all it has to offer.

All around you, people are either on their phones, shopping, or rushing off to somewhere important.

It all seems terribly romantic and daunting, at the same time.

Why?

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