10 rules of table manners in France

French culture: 10 rules of table manners To integrate well, it is also important to understand the rules of French etiquette, so as not to be considered rude or ill-mannered. So, I have listed the most important ones, there are others to know, but if you know these ones, you should be fine! The rules of table …

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The numbering of buildings in Paris

The numbering of buildings in Paris With more than 6,000 streets in its twenty arrondissements, the City of Light may appear as a real labyrinth. Easy to get lost but hard to find your way around, how to get your bearings in the capital? In this article we will unravel the secret of the numbering …

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Working out in free facilities in Paris

Working out in free facilities in Paris You want to work out in Paris but you don’t know where? You want to join a sports group but you don’t know how? In this article we give you the keys to working out in free facilities in Paris!  Where can you work out in Paris? The stadiums …

What is self-employment ?

What is self-employment? What is self-employment ? The auto-enterprise is a sole proprietorship that falls under the micro-enterprise tax regime. What is self-employment ? It facilitates the creation and management of your business and allows you to benefit from social protection. As an auto-entrepreneur, you benefit from social security coverage in the same way as …

Where to print photos?

Where to print photos? There are several places and ways to print your photos. There are also several formats on which to retrieve your photos.  We explain the most common ways to print them.   Labo star  and other photo studios (Paris)  In a photo lab located at 74 Rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th arrondissement, …

Why register for social security?

Why register for social security?   What is social security? Created in 1945, Social security is one of the fundamental rights of all people living on French territory. It is open to all provided that they work or reside in France on a stable and regular basis. Social security covers everyone, including foreign nationals. We …

How do I find a housekeeper?

How do I find a housekeeper? Looking for a housekeeper is a step that many families go through. How do I find a housekeeper ? Which option I have to choose? We explain you everything about domestic help! Wecasa to find a housekeeper Wecasa is a site offering various services: hairdressing, beauty, massage, cleaning, babysitting, …

How do I register my child at the recreation center?

How do I register my child at the recreation center? In Paris, recreation centers are located in primary and nursery schools. They welcome children on Wednesdays but also during school holidays. How register my child at the recreation center? Recreation centers continue to accommodate children during this new period of confinement. How to register your …

The 5 stage to get a place in childcare center

  The 5 stage to get a place in childcare center   Get a place in childcare center can be synonym of obstacle course. The offer stay sadly lower than request. In this article, we are going to guide you and give you advices to maximise your chance to obtain the Grail, a place in …

How to obtain your Social Security number in France?

How do you obtain your Social Security number in France? Do you want to work in France or do you simply want to take advantage of the French social security system? So start the process of applying for your social security number as soon as possible. It takes about 10 months to get it. My …

How get the internet when you move abroad?

How get the internet when you move abroad? Getting an Internet connection is essential these days.  For work, entertainment, children, but also for everyday life! When we arrive in a new city that we don’t know (and even more so when it’s a new country), we need to search daily for new information such as …

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How to get a French driving license?

How to get a French driving licence? In Paris, public transports are often better to move. However, if you want to move by your own, driving a car can be useful. In this article, Absolutely French helps you during the process of getting a french driving licence.   Can I drive with my foreign driving …

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5 apps to know when you arrive in Paris

5 essential apps to know when you arrive in Paris   1. App to make an appointment with a doctor or specialist: Doctolib                         Find the health staff you are looking for (general practitioner, gynecologist, ophthalmologist, …), make an appointment online or via the app in …

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How to find a Babysitter at night in Paris

How to find a Babysitter at night in Paris As expat who has just moved to Paris, you’re looking for an occasional babysitter or a family needing to find regular bilingual childcare during the day or at night, then this post about babysitting in Paris is exactly what you need!   Here are the 3 best …

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SOS my child is sick : solutions

SOS my child is sick : solutions You are looking for child sick solutions? When our children are sick, our first reflex is to take an appointment with a doctor. However, they aren’t always available, so what can we do in this case ? Let’s see other possibilities.    SOS médecin SOS médecins allows the …

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What is a Justificatif de domicile ?

Justificatif de domicile : What is it ? Literally, a “justificatif de domicile” is a proof of address/residence. In order to open a bank account in France, or any other account under your name (phone, gym, etc..). You will need to provide a « justificatif de domicile », to prove that you live in France or in Paris. …