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Five tips to make friends in Paris

If you’ve just moved to Paris as an expat, making new friends in your new city is probably one of your biggest concerns. The French have an unfair reputation for being standoffish and they can be a bit harder to crack than other nationalities, something that a language barrier certainly makes more complicated. However, if you follow our five tips to make friends in Paris, you’ll find yourself making friends with expats and Parisians alike. Paris is full of wonderful people with whom you’ll get on fantastically… you just need to meet them!

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Guide to health insurance in France

Although the healthcare system here in France can be a bit complicated, it’s one of the best in Europe and even the world (it’s ranked 15th in the world). If you’re planning to move here, it goes without saying that it’s important to know the healthcare system and your rights to avoid any nasty surprises! We’ve put together this guide to health insurance in France to make sense of it all…

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Top 5 apartments near prestigious schools in Paris

Paris is a great place to study! This is why the city kept its first place position in the QS World University rankings for 4 years in a row. Even if Paris is now 2nd in the ranking, foreign students and researchers still love it and flock to the city to enjoy it during their studies. This is why we’ve put together a list of the Top 5 apartments located near the most prestigious schools in Paris!

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How to find child care services or baby-sitting in Paris?

Combining work or personal activities and children can sometimes seem like an uphill battle because of a complete lack of time. Children need a lot of attention! However, there are many different ways to tackle child-care in Paris for your little darlings.
 
Following our post about bilingual daycare in Paris, we wanted to focus on another type of childcare service in Paris: babysitting! If you are an expat who has just moved to Paris, parents looking for an occasional babysitter or a family needing to find regular bilingual childcare, then this post about babysitting in Paris is exactly what you need!

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5 mistakes to avoid when buying an apartment in Paris

Do you want to buy an apartment in Paris, but are scared of making a mistake?
Buying an apartment is a commitment and a real investment in terms of time and money, which is why it’s important to take every detail into account before your purchase. In this post we’ve listed the 5 mistakes to avoid when buying an apartment in Paris, as well as our best tips to succeed in your estate project.

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The South of Paris, presented by Lodgis

The South of Paris, which contains the 13th and 14th arrondissements, is one of the lesser known parts of the French capital to visitors. But don’t let that put you off! Its beautiful parks, lively restaurants and cafes, shops, museums and famous entrance to the catacombs make it an ideal area for families, expats, businessmen…and just about anyone! Here is our short guide to the best things to see and do in the South of Paris: