CHANGE – a poem written by Viktor (10 yo) during quarantine –

Yesterday in China, There was a big trauma: A disease appeared And created a big fear. Everyone started to be sick, And that was a dramatic kick.. Because this virus is invisible, To him we are blind, We thought it was impossible, But, no, Europe, was a find! Today in France, We are in containment. This is no dance, As the town is silent. What the government thinks, It’s maybe just jinx: Either we can sleep on both ears, Or all is no joy and cheers. Everything we know about this contagion, You just have to pay attention. Tomorrow, [...]

March 31st, 2020|

Excuse my French*

Ah the clichés die hard! But it can be said, the French are unique. Living in Paris when you are expatriate is above all to meet the inhabitants of this country full of history and customs. Suffice to say that we must prepare to avoid surprises and especially to understand the behavior of the inhabitants of France. We give you some habits that sometimes seem inconceivable / funny for expats! To be late Arriving on time is a concept for many French people ... or even being late, a real art of living. Foreigners who rub shoulders with French [...]

December 16th, 2019|

The essential visits to do in Paris: Montmartre

You have just moved to Paris and you have not yet visited all the essential places of this magnificent city. Montmartre has often been filmed, so we know all its cobbled streets, its breathtaking basilica, its painters and its bistros, of course. But to go there, to walk, to climb your stairs, to admire the view ... to live in Paris is to live unique moments like these. Consequently, we could not overlook Montmartre. Admittedly, this small village is a bit cliché, but it is so charming. Here is a guided tour of this neighborhood that takes you on [...]

December 16th, 2019|

Best of Paris International Schools for Expats – Part 2

In the previous article, we started to list the best international and bilingual schools in Paris for expatriates. As you know, there are a number of them, so it required writing a second article on the subject. And yes, Paris Relocation Service is a relocation agency that goes after things! There are excellent schools outside Paris as you can see ... so if you decide to live in the west of Paris, do not panic, there is the choice (And yes we often choose the school in depending on its location, especially when you are an expatriate). With all [...]

December 6th, 2019|

Best of Paris International Schools for Expats – Part 1

Do you have plans to move to Paris with your family and look for an international or bilingual school? Paris and its suburbs are full of schools, colleges and high schools that welcome children of all ages. The subject of the school is far from easy especially when we move to a city we do not know. Moreover, choosing an international or bilingual school is a great way to help your children adapt smoothly to their new life and to the French education system. That's why we want to help you by offering you a list of the best [...]

December 6th, 2019|

Where to go out in Paris with the kids this weekend?

The month of December is the tip of his nose, with his lot of Christmas markets, illuminations, Christmas trees or lists to Santa Claus. The countdown to Christmas starts, you will run to the right and left for your gifts but do not forget to take a break and especially to enjoy these moments to live with family in Paris. Keep calm and read this article! Galeries Lafayette on ice This year, the Galeries Lafayette have decided to impress us. Indeed, skating on the rooftops of Paris is now possible. 176 m2 of surface to slide and admire the [...]

November 29th, 2019|

Essential visits to do in Paris: The Eiffel Tower

If we had to do a survey of Parisians to know who has never climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower, I bet you we would be surprised. Very popular with tourists, the iron lady is no less a place to visit when you live in Paris. Paris Relocation Service gives you today all the key and practical information for you to go well prepared. His history The construction of the Eiffel Tower began in January 1887. It was completed in record time, it took only 2 years, 2 months and 5 days exactly to finish. It was erected [...]

November 29th, 2019|

Where can you celebrate Thanksgiving when you are an expat in Paris?

Every year, on the last Thursday of November, Americans gather with their families around a table to give thanks to God and celebrate one of the few holidays of the year. They eat turkey, mached potatoes, cornbreads or mashed sweet potatoes. Paris Relocation Service makes the point to tell you the restaurants that offer you to celebrate Thanksgiving in Paris. Joe Allen The oldest American brewery in Paris offers a special Thanksgiving menu that is worth the detour. From the decoration of the place to the chosen menu, you really feel like being overseas, especially with their roast turkey and [...]

November 22nd, 2019|

The best markets to discover when you live in Paris

Doing the market in Paris is a real institution and a way of life. Browse stalls, smell authentic smells that open our appetite or give us a smile, the markets are undeniably a legacy that we can not do without. Paris Relocation Service accompanies you when you are expatriates in Paris, providing you our little secrets is a way to make you discover the magic of this capital and its 82 food markets. In order to help you choose which one you like the most, we have analyzed the Parisian markets from the oldest to [...]

November 21st, 2019|

Discover the best Parisian brunch for expats

When you live in Paris, you have the chance to enjoy the best bread or croissant ever. Let's be honest, this city is full of very good bakeries. However, when you're away from home, you can be nostalgic for our traditional Sunday breakfast. Nothing more normal. We deliver you the best addresses to enjoy the brunch that will do you good. The Cross of St. George Beans, sausages, eggs ... these words give you mouth watering ?? go to The Cross of St. George to enjoy their bottomless brunch. A vegetarian version is also available, and equally enticing. If you [...]

November 15th, 2019|

The Louvre Museum, a great visit for Parisian expats

  The largest museum in Paris is an inevitable rendez-vous for all expats who visit Paris and who want to know more about the history of this city that welcomes them. The Louvre is full of treasures from many eras. A beautiful way to cross history in an emblematic monument of Paris. The history of the Louvre The Louvre has not always been a museum. Home to the French heads of state, the Louvre has long been a place where the history of Paris and France was played out. Founded in 1775-76 by the Count of Angivillier, director of the [...]

November 12th, 2019|

PARIS, the capital city undergoing major conversion

The city is evolving and developing to adapt to the future of transport. Improved surroundings, enhanced parks and brand new cycle paths... Following on from the Place du Pantheon, the Place de la Nation is now undergoing major redevelopment and was inaugurated by Paris Town Hall on 7th July last. Work started end 2018 and will be completed this autumn 2019. Works are also underway to improve the Place de la Bastille, Gambetta, Place des Fêtes et Place de la Madeleine. The Place de la Bastille will be unrecognisable with its 1.1 hectares of pedestrian zones putting an end [...]

September 6th, 2019|

Controlled rents are coming back to the Paris market

As of 1st July, new leases are subject to rent control measures. The experiment will be ongoing for 5 years through to 2023, in compliance with the “Elan” law (évolution of housing, development and digital technology). This rent control forces Paris landlords to fix the rental level of their property to equate to the reference rent scale, calculated by the OLAP (Observatory of Rents in the Paris Agglomeration) and fixed by the administration. Obviously, the limitations vary depending on the locality, type of rental (vacant or occupied), number of rooms and the construction date of the building. [...]

September 6th, 2019|