Expat in Paris

Having a French Name Doesn’t Make You French

When we got the idea to move to France, I thought my problems were over. Yvonne is a French name! People had been asking me if I was French for as long as I could remember, so I pictured myself
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Living vs. Making a Life: An American in Paris

At the time, the choice was an easy one, and my 13-year-old thought process simple: “Latin’s dead; I don’t like the way German sounds; all the
by Erin Dahl
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La Bise: The Art of the French Air Kiss

As a new Parisienne, I was baffled by la bise. I was raised in Texas, where the traditional greeting was a full-contact hug. When I later moved
by Yvonne Shao
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6 Ways to Fast Track Learning French in Paris

I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but I personally believe that Paris is starting to outgrow its image of snooty waiters whose demeanor
by Candice Johnson
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An Aussie in Paris: Learning French

While writing a thesis on French film at university in Australia, I thought it would probably be a good idea to learn French. I spent a year
by Ali Postma
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Moving to Paris: The Reality Behind the Dream

While I thought my high school French would be the main challenge of moving to Paris, it was just the start. As it turns out, when you look
by Shiva Backhaus
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Paris Through Your Eyes: Unique Photos and Original Stories Wanted

Are you an amateur photographer or budding freelance writer? Or an experienced Parisian ambassador looking to reach a new audience? We are
by Emily Dilling
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Another Expat in the City of Light: Finding ‘Home’ in Paris

The expat experience is full of trails and errors, risks and rewards, and often the payoff is not at all what we expect. As expats, we take what
by Marisa Gupta