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Living in and Discovering Paris

Recently moved over, an expat, a student or just in love with Paris? Find out the Lodgis team's tips and tricks every week so you can enjoy your new Parisian life as much as possible!

Recently moved over, an expat, a student or just in love with Paris?

Find out the Lodgis team's tips and tricks every week so you can enjoy your new Parisian life as much as possible!

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Your rights and responsibilities as a tenant

Renting a property abroad is becoming easier and easier. With online agencies, electronic signatures and reviews from previous tenants readily available, the process has become more transparent than ever. However, when it comes to signing the rental contract, many tenants are still in the dark...

World Cup 2018: where to watch the matches in Paris

Calling all football fans! The World Cup is only a few months away now and maybe you are already counting down the days. Russia may be a long way away, but luckily you don’t need to leave Paris to follow the matches! So if sadly...

Will you need to pay the French council tax (taxe d’habitation) for a furnished rental property?

In this post, Lodgis, the real estate agency specializing in furnished rentals in Paris, wants to tell you all you need to know about the French council tax (taxe d’habitation) for tenants in a furnished rental property.

Will Parisians be swimming in the river Seine soon?

Is something missing in Paris? When Paris starts to heat up during the summer, most people have been tempted at least once to jump into the river Seine just to cool down for a few minutes. Paris might be one of the most popular cities...

Which pass to choose when visiting Paris?

Would you like a trip to Paris with reductions and good deals for visiting the capital’s monuments and must-see tourist attractions? Lodgis recommends that you consider buying one of these passes that could help you save precious time!

Which neighborhoods in Paris are suitable for families?

Finding accommodation in Paris is not easy, but finding the right neighborhood to live in is even harder when you have a family! With many different kinds of neighborhood, you’ll find varying environments and lifestyles across Paris. Unless you already know where you’ll be living...

Where to watch the Women’s World Cup in Paris

This year, the FIFA Women’s World Cup is being held in stadiums across France, including at the Parc de Princes right here in Paris. Having kicked off with France vs South Korea on 7th June, the tournament will last a month, with the final taking...

Where to swim and cool off in Paris

Summer is upon us and Paris is heating up. The temperatures might be rising, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer hot and bothered. There are several places in and around the city where you can go to cool off and relax...

Where to spend New Year’s Eve 2019 in Paris ?

If you’re lucky enough to be spending New Years Eve in Paris, you’ll definitely be able to enjoy the stunning lights along the streets, celebrate and enjoy wonderful French food! But with so much to choose from and so many options available, you might find...

Where to relax in Paris: the best spas and hammams

Living in Paris can be stressful at times. With so much going on, it’s important to take time to relax and look after your body. And what better way to do so than by relaxing in a spa or hammam! Here are the best places...

Where to play sport in Paris?

Every year, millions of people come to visit Paris to discover its museums and historic landmarks, its luxury shops and gourmet cuisine. But sometimes life in a busy cosmopolitan capital can feel stressful – the crowded exhibitions, the rich food, the metro journeys – and...

Where to play football in Paris?

Are you living or staying in Paris and mad about football/soccer? Do you fancy playing football with friends, morning, afternoon or evening? There’s just one thing you need: a pitch. Where can you play football/soccer in Paris? Lodgis answers all your questions in this post!

Where to learn French in Paris?

Are you a newly arrived expat in Paris or are looking to improve your French? Don’t let the language barrier stop you from enjoying your time in the capital! Paris is full of language schools offering French classes, whether you’re a complete beginner or an...

Where to go on Bastille Day (July 14th)?

Bastille Day is celebrated on 14th July to commemorate the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. It is a big national holiday and marks an important date in the French calendar. There will be lots of celebrations taking place in Paris, with fireworks,...

Where to get food on Sundays in Paris ?

Did you go out on Saturday night and have just woken up on Sunday morning, starving and without a single crumb in the fridge? Welcome to Sunday in Paris, when supermarkets are often closed on the one day of the week when you need them...

Where to find the best pastries in Paris?

Paris deserves its position as the best city in the world for tourists and for good reason: it doesn’t stop surprising and sharing its many secrets with its visitors. Among its treasures, we find its delicious pastries that keep being reinventing and restyled. Would you...

Where to find the best international schools in France

Have you recently moved to France and are looking for an international school for your child? France has a wide range of international schools available, which cater for different curriculums, languages, and exams. Here is our guide to the best international schools in France, both...

Where to find street art in Paris?

Over the past few years, anonymous and famous artists alike have decorated Paris’ streets. There is street art for all tastes: black & white, colourful, graffiti, stencils and even collages. One thing is for sure, street art is everywhere in the capital. Nowadays, it enjoys...

Where to celebrate Halloween in Paris?

You’re expatriated and looking for events to celebrate Halloween? Unfortunately, Halloween isn’t as big a deal in France as it is in the UK and USA. If you want to get dressed-up, watch a horror film with other adrenaline junkies or even if you want...

Where can you eat African food in Paris?

African food is as spicy as it is diverse, despite what one might think. It’s not just mafés (peanut sauce – meat dish) or fried plantains or bananas. Here is Lodgis list of the top 3 African restaurants in Paris!

Where are the most vibrant districts to live in Paris?

Paris is a city known for its cultural dynamism and its many neighbourhoods that are lively both day and night. Finding an area to live can be tricky, as the city is large and each district has its own unique atmosphere. Trust Lodgis to help...

Wheelchair accessible public transport in Paris

Paris is certainly not the most wheelchair-friendly city in the world. Although some progress has been made in recent years with accessible buses and taxis, the old buildings without lifts, narrow, uneven pavements and steep hills in some parts of the city make getting around...

What to do with children in Paris in summer?

The summer holidays are nearly here, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather! If you’re looking for some inspiration and ideas for how to keep your little ones busy this summer, you’ve come to the right place! Here are our...

What to do in Paris when it’s cold and rainy?

Yes, summer has unfortunately left us and the nights are beginning to draw in. But don’t despair! Even though the good weather has left us, there’s nothing to worry about! Lodgis has a guide to activities for when the weather is bad in Paris!

What to do in Paris at Christmas?

Christmas will soon be upon us. Every year in Paris the streets are brought to life with lights, decorations, and the countless different events and activities that are organized. What is there to see and do in Paris for Christmas?

What to do in Paris at Christmas with kids

Spending Christmas in Paris with kids is an amazing opportunity, so go out and make the most of it with these amazing events and activities for families ! Feel the holiday cheer coursing through Paris and make some wonderful memories with your children and loved ones....

What to do if you’re ill in Paris?

Whether you’ve just moved to Paris or are taking up your studies in the city of lights, don’t worry if you have the unfortunate luck to fall ill without being registered with the French health system here’s our guide on how to see a doctor and...

What to do at the weekend with children?

Keeping your children entertained at the weekend is not always an easy task. Lodgis is here to help with some fun family days out that will keep your little ones busy and allow you to discover Paris…   Château de Chantilly Just 50km north of...

What NOT to pack for study abroad in Paris

Packing for a study abroad trip can be complicated, especially if it’s for a whole year. What clothes are you going to wear? Do you need one pair of shoes or four? In order to avoid the need for an extra bag you can’t carry,...

What is open on August 15th?

August 15th, also called “Assumption Day”, is a public holiday in France. Many (but not all) of the shops are closed. In 2015, the 15th of August falls on a Saturday. Is this a big problem? Not necessarily, if you are aware of what is...

What is a bulletin de paie and how does it work ?

This is a very common question among not only expats, but also born and bred Parisians ! What is a bulletin de paie, how on earth does it work and how do salaries really work in France ? Most of all, WHAT do all these numbers mean ?...

What if you spent Make Music Day (la Fête de la musique) on a boat?

France’s annual music festival, Make Music Day or “la Fête de la musique” is coming soon. Just like every year, people will get together on 21st June. This year it’s happening on a Sunday!

What can you do in Paris this weekend? Go to the Saint-Ouen Flea Market (Marché aux Puces)!

Not sure how to spend your Sundays in Paris? Looking for an original activity? Lodgis invites you to discover the Flea Market of Saint-Ouen in Paris, which is an unusual, historical place that’s also known as the “Puces de Clignancourt”.

What are the different types of lease for furnished rentals?

When it comes to furnished rentals, Lodgis offers landlords and tenants three different types of contract: the Primary Residence lease, the Secondary Residence lease , and the Mobility lease (or ‘Bail Mobilité’). Under these furnished rental contracts, it’s possible to rent for anywhere from one...

Western Paris presented by Lodgis

From the museum-filled 7th arrondissement to the luxurious 16th and the quiet residential streets of the 15th, western Paris offers plenty of options for tourists, professionals, expats and students coming to the French capital.

Weekend in Paris: the ultimate itinerary

There is so much to see and do in Paris, you could spend years here and still have things to see. However, if you only have a few days or a weekend to spend in the French capital, you’ll have to plan how to spend...

Wedding dress designers in Paris

Magical, charming, poetic and surprising, Paris is probably the most romantic city in the world!

Websites and apps to find friends to do activities with in Paris

As such a big city, it can feel daunting moving to Paris to live there without knowing anyone or knowing what to do. Luckily there are ways to overcome both of these things. Here are our recommendations of some of the best apps and websites...

Walk with us in the 12th arrondissement of Paris!

Often neglected in favor of other neighborhoods like the Marais, Bastille or the Latin Quarter, the 12th district still deserves to be known.

Visit Lyon: Top 5 best activities

As the 3rd largest city in France and with a history dating back for over 2000 years, Lyon is a city with a lot to offer. You will never run out of things to do here despite the city itself not actually being too big....

Visit Bordeaux: Top 5 best activities

Bordeaux is a great city to visit in South-West France. With the introduction of a new train line that runs from Bordeaux to Paris in 2 hours, the city is becoming more and more popular. The city itself has a lot to offer in terms...

Virtual reality inside your apartment

For a few years now, virtual and augmented reality has been invading the French market and has extended to various sectors of society. Lodgis is a big fan of innovation and is the first real estate agency to promote virtual tours. If you would like...

Véligo: World’s largest electric bike fleet

A new fleet of electric bikes has recently been introduced to Paris to try and reduce pollution and congestion in the city centre. These new bikes, called Véligo, represent a step in the right direction to try and reduce pollution in central Paris and encourage...

Useful French words and expressions for your time in Paris

Hey guys! If you’re thinking of moving to Paris or currently live here, check out this list of useful French words and expressions for coping with the ‘Parisian lifestyle’!

Ultimate Paris survival guide for expats

Moving to Paris can be an exciting experience, but it’s always good to be prepared before settling in this enchanting city. Switching from one country to another does have certain magical moments, but also moments of doubt and fear. This is why Lodgis has put...

Trips around Paris: Thoiry Safari Zoo

Are you looking to go on a nice day out with your family and fancy going somewhere other than Disneyland? Then why not try a trip to Thoiry? It’s home to the magnificent Château de Thoiry and its gardens, as well as the Thoiry Safari...

Tourists in Paris: Be careful with selfies!

Beware of taking selfies! Visitors using selfie sticks are being deemed « personna non grata » in more and more museums in Paris.

Tour Triangle in Paris: the project is back… and approved!

The Tour Triangle project has been approved! This skyscraper will be a triangular-shaped tower and will be built in the Porte de Versailles area of Paris.

Top weekend getaways from Paris

As much as we love Paris, sometimes it’s nice to escape the city for a while. Whilst Paris has lots to offer, there are so many other incredible places in France waiting for you to discover. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a weekend...

Top English-speaking university courses in Paris

For some students, the idea of studying in Paris might be a dream, but the idea of learning French seems just too daunting. If this is you, we have some good news! There are a selection of universities in Paris which offer English-taught programs, whether...

apartment with a nice view of Paris - Lodgis  

Who dosen't dream of living in an apartment or Parisian studio with an amazing view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, looking over the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées or the roofs of Paris?

 

Our apartments are comfortable, well-equipped and offer you beauty as far as the eye can see!

Family Apartments in Paris - Lodgis  

Are you looking for a large furnished apartment with 2, 3 or more bedrooms? And why not a beautiful kitchen and plenty of space to keep your children happy?
 

Lodgis you'll find just what you're looking for at a fantastic price!

All our furnished rentals in Paris  

Studio, duplex, two bedroom apartment, virtual tour, apartment rentals in central Paris, pet friendly apartment, Luxury rentals, apartments in the business district of Paris …

 

Here at Lodgis and with the cheapest agency fees on the market!