Expat living

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 changes the second you utter the word “hello” (or
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Paris Like the First Time, Again

Coming back after a lengthy hiatus, so much had changed. I’m living in new neighborhoods, seeing new people, tasting new foods. It’s like the
by Bryan Pirolli
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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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Happy New Year 2018! A Look Back HiP Paris’ Best of 2017

One of the joys of running a blog like Hip Paris is that it gives us the opportunity to work with fabulous writers, photographers, and
by Emily Dilling
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Single in the City: Moving to Paris Tout Seul

Picking up and moving countries is tough no matter the circumstances, and expat life in Paris is hard (and also really awesome!) for all of us.
by Candice Johnson
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The Expat Mom Experience: Paris Fashion Post-Baby

The air in Paris is getting cooler and the metro a little busier with Parisians restored from summer vacation, which signifies la rentrée is in
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The Expat Mom Experience: To Paris and Back with Bébé

In our son Georges’ almost two-year life, he has crossed the Atlantic twelve times. And you would think after ten times, mom would have the
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The Expat Mom Experience: Reconsidering Paris

If being an expat felt like the ultimate exploration into the unknown, the birth of our son Georges made me discover Paris once again, this time
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Living, Loving, Learning: An American Photographer on Starting a New Life in Paris

Four years ago, Marjorie Preval did what many have aspired to do: she left behind her life in New York and moved herself and her daughter Kailin
by Marjorie Preval
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Expat Special: What To Do With One Month in Paris

Piyapat Ch You’re about to realize your dream: living in Paris for a month. You found an apartment, booked your flight, and learned how to ask
by Nicole Gustin
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Smile: You’re in Paris

Cnphch It’s time to address a theme that has become a highly controversial component of my Parisian life: the smile. When I first moved to Paris,
by Tory Hoen