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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!

Our Latest Articles

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 spend New Year’s Eve 2017 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 refresh or swim in Paris when it’s hot ?

This is an article that will be very useful when Paris starts to warm up during the summer months. During a heat wave most Parisians looking to cool off, relax and enjoy the sun. But is this possible in Paris? How? Where? Are there any...

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 go on Bastille Day (July 14th)?

The French National Day of 14th July is just around the corner and are you wondering where, when and how to celebrate it? Lodgis has some advice and tips to fully enjoy this 14th July 2017 with your friends and relatives. Find all the information...

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 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 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...

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 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”.

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.

Wedding dress designers in Paris

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

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.

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...

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

Would you like to have a nice day out with your family but don’t feel like facing the queues at Disneyland Paris? The Thoiry garden is home to the magnificent Castle of Thoiry and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe.

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 co-working cafés in Paris

Would you like to work or study away from your office or bedroom? It’s possible! Paris is brimming with co-working cafes offering their customers a pleasant place to work. These all have an internet connection and unlimited cups of coffee! Whether you are a professional,...

Top Apps for visiting Paris

Paris offers great cultural diversity as well as the chance to lead all kinds of lifestyles; it’s a traveler’s bliss! Thanks to the apps in this article, you can get all the advices you need for an unforgettable stay in Paris!

Top 5 unusual properties in Paris

Everyone loves Paris’ unique style and its amazing architecture. Who isn’t impressed by the beautiful sites, winding alleys and spectacular Haussmann buildings that Paris has to offer? You won’t find anything else like it! So get ready to discover five more amazing unusual properties in...

Top 5 shopping malls near Paris

Feeling like doing some shopping, enjoying the sales or window shopping? There are plenty of great shopping centers and malls near Paris and if you would like to know some of the biggest, this is the post for you!

Top 5 restaurants for Christmas Eve in Paris

Unlike in English speaking countries, the French have their big Christmas dinner with their families on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. To make things easier and more of a treat, many people celebrate Christmas Eve in a restaurant where they can eat France’s traditional...

Top 5 restaurants for a family brunch in Paris

The concept of brunch traveled over from English-speaking countries a few years ago and quickly established itself as a crucial weekend activity in Paris. Many restaurants today offer menus for all tastes, with a great many offering family brunches.   We’ve chosen and tested 5...

Top 5 pedestrian streets of Paris

Paris is a city that’s best discovered by walking. If there is one thing Parisians absolutely love, it’s to get lost in the small winding streets of the City of Light and to discover what it has to offer. If you too are curious to...

Top 5 hidden bars in Paris

Paris is a festive city that’s full of bars, but did you know that many of the best bars are hidden in unusual places in the capital? Lodgis is here to help you discover 5 hidden bars in Paris that have caught our attention. But...

Top 5 family restaurants in Paris

Paris is the culinary capital of the world and is internationally renowned for its top-quality food. But for some families with young children, the experience of eating in a good French restaurant can quickly become a nightmare (dishes not made with younger palates in mind,...

Top 5 exhibitions in Paris in 2017

Paris is city with the most tourists in the world, mainly thanks to its love of art! If you come to Paris it would be a crime to miss out on some of its world-famous artwork, so we’ve put together a list of the Top...

Top 5 concerts to see in Paris before the end of 2016

In this article, we bring you a hand-picked selection of the best upcoming gigs in 2016. From indie folk-rock to French electronic, don’t miss out on some of the hottest tickets in town.

Top 5 apartments near prestigious schools in Paris

Paris is a great place to study! This is why the city was ranked the top place to study in the QS World University rankings for 4 years in a row. Paris is popular with both foreign students and researchers and is a fascinating city...

Top 10 Paris presents that you can buy in a supermarket

Rather than buying a miniature Eiffel Tower, buy the things Parisians actually use on a daily basis and take a bit of Paris life back to your friends and family for presents that they’ll love.

Top 10 international and bilingual schools in Paris

Are you moving to Paris as a family and looking for an international or bilingual school in Paris? Whatever part of the world you’re from, Paris has an excellent selection of international elementary, middle and high schools for children of all ages, which cater for...

Top 10 expat groups for English-speakers in Paris

Are you an English-speaking expat who has you just moved to Paris is looking for a community of people in the same boat? Discover the expat community in Paris with our list of the Top 10 expat groups for English-speakers in Paris. Whether you’re British,...

Top 10 brunches in Paris

Coming to Paris and want to enjoy good cuisine that doesn’t break the bank? Fancy a lie-in but can’t wait until lunch? This article is just for you!

Top 10 bilingual elementary and Montessori schools in Paris

Are you moving to Paris with your family and are looking for a bilingual elementary school where they can study French and another langage ? Check out our list of the Top 10 bilingual elementary schools in Paris and the surround area to find the perfect...

Top 10 Apps for living in Paris – Part 2

More and more apps are available on our smartphones to make our daily lives easier, so why not make the most of this while staying in Paris? Route planners, news, real-time traffic updates, tips on what’s on in Paris … there are an astronomical number...

Top 10 Apps for living in Paris – Part 1

Improve your life in Paris using mobile apps! Do you live in Paris? If you have a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry…) here is a Lodgis listing of the 10 apps that will make your life in Paris easier!

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