5 tips to avoid Pickpockets in Paris

The best way to avoid pickpockets in Paris is to know their methods, where they are most often found and what to do to avoid having your belongings stolen. Paris, like many large cities, is highly populated and therefore full of potential targets for pickpockets. After reading this article you will know everything about the …

Les meilleurs marchés de Paris

Il existe beaucoup de marchés à Paris, voici une sélection des meilleurs. Découvrez pourquoi ils sont si spéciaux, leurs histoires, leurs emplacements et leurs horaires. En espérant que cette sélection vous donne envie de les découvrir et de gouter leurs produits ! Le marché d’Aligre Il est l’un des meilleurs marchés de Paris et ce …

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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 …

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, …

Best bakeries in Paris: our top 6!

Best bakeries in Paris: our top 6!   Do you love traditional French baguettes, viennoiseries and pastries? In Paris you’re sure to find pastries but some are hugely better than others. That’s why I prepared just for you my top 6 of parisian bakeries. Greediness and quality !     Boulangerie Brun     This …

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Paris in song, discover Paris with 20 songs

Paris in song, discover Paris with 20 songs   Paris in song : stricken city   There was a time when Paris was living through the war, a difficult and destructive period. During the Second World War (1939-1945), Paris was under German occupation. This period is more commonly referred to as « the Occupation ». …

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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Interview with Barbara – Founder of Un appartement parisien

Interview with Barbara – Founder of Un appartement parisien February 20, 2019, in Paris Today Armelle Perben, founder of Absolutely French met Barbara, founder of Un appartement parisien, real estate agency and Homefinder. A big thank you to her for giving us this time and have traded with us around her entrepreneurship project. This interview …

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Alexandre Besombes – Unique Paris, luxury concierge

Unique Paris – Private Luxury Concierge Interview with Alexandre Besombes Today Armelle Perben, founder of Absolutely French met Alexandre Besombes, creator of the luxury private concierge Paris. We thank him warmly for the richness of our exchange both professionally and humanly. It was a real pleasure and an excellent discovery. We wish him every success …

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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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7 best Christmas markets in Paris

7 best Christmas markets in Paris Soak up the Christmas atmosphere on the streets of Paris ! These markets made up of wooden chalets create a warm and magical Christmas atmosphere and are the perfect place to pick up Christmas decorations, festive objects, regional produce and arts & crafts… Christmas village on La Défense esplanade …