Ask “Your Friend in Paris” to Help You Ease into Life in France

Your Friend in Paris is here to help you with every step of the moving process, from applying for the right visa to finding the perfect nanny to setting up your startup.

Smart Tips from a Young Expat on How to Open a French Bank Account

A young American expat demystifies the process of opening a French bank account by sharing her astute tips.

Grandma Knows Best on Whether the French are Rude

An American writer with a deep knowledge of France counters the belief that the French are rude with lessons learned from her Grandmother.

PARIS 2024: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

While millions of visitors will flock to the city to catch the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, many Parisians are asking themselves if they should flee.

Preparing for My First Christmas in Paris Away from Home

A newly arrived American expat marvels at the difference in ambiance and traditions of her first Christmas in Paris.

Paris Bed Bug Buzz: An American Mom Hit Twice Says Don’t Panic

Having confronted bed bugs twice in her Paris homes, an American mom got smart and learned how to evict these unwanted occupants.

Is Paris a Moveable Feast if You Move to Tulsa?

A former Parisienne returns to her American roots and searches for ways to bring a little bit of French je ne sais quoi with her.

How to Move to Paris: A Young Person’s Checklist to Realize Your Dream

A 22-year old Francophile offers her well-researched tips for overcoming the hurdles of moving to Paris permanently.

Jacqueline in Paris: Ann Mah’s Latest Book Imagines how Jackie Kennedy Was Transformed By Her Year Abroad 

One year studying in Paris transformed a young woman called Jacqueline Bouvier who later become the wife of John F. Kennedy and one of the finest first Ladies of America.

The Magnetic Attraction of Paris that Keeps Pulling Me Back

After several visits to Paris, a young American is smitten with the city of light, life and love and explains why this foreign city feels like home.