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Expat Insider: The Top 6 major Expat communities in Paris and how they help Parisian Expatriates.

Leaving your hometown and all that’s familiar is hard enough. But moving to another country? That’s a whole different ballgame. There’s the airport, the flirtatious taxi driver, and the slightly giddy feeling that you’re in over your head and maybe you’re not quite cut out for your new adventure. Adjusting might take a long time, or just a few minutes, depending on how much wine you need to drink as fortification. It’s a new culture and language, and you may wonder, “How will I survive here?”

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11 Lessons We Learned When We Got Hacked.

11 Lessons We Learned When We Got Hacked.

If you’ve ever been robbed, you’ll probably understand what it feels like to be hacked.

It’s as though you’ve been violated, and even if you recover the things that were stolen, you’ll always remember the experience.

This was how we felt here, at Expats Paris, when our website (yes, this exact website you’re on) was attacked late April this year. We were victims of a hacking operation against our entire system.

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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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13 Popular French Officials, Artists and Businessmen of Immigrant Origin.

13 Popular French Officials, Artists and Businessmen of Immigrant Origin.

France has a very diverse immigrant population. According to the Institut National de la statistique et des etudes economiques (Insee) at least 200,000 immigrants arrive in France every year. Of the 802,000 newborns in metropolitan France in 2010, a little over 13.3% had one non-French parent and 6.6% had two non-French parents.

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