Is physical cash necessary in Paris as a tourist or will you be fine with credit cards? Here’s what you need to know as a traveler about payment methods in Paris.
France may be synonymous with many big luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Moët & Chandon, but I think it’s the simpler things that make life in France seem luxurious. Here are some everyday things in France that feel like a luxury to me as an American from the United States.
If you’ve been living in France for a while, it’ll come as no surprise to you that there is a substantial amount of paperwork to keep track of during a pregnancy. Early on, my midwife recommended organizing all of my test results, prescriptions, ultrasounds, etc. into separate file folders or a binder. Here’s how you can organize your dossier médical de grossesse.
I first lived in Paris in 2009 as an undergraduate student. Since then, I’ve traveled to and stayed in the capital multiple times before calling the city my home a few years ago. It’s been interesting to see firsthand how Paris has evolved over time. Here’s a list of some little changes that have stood out to me over the course of the last 15 years.
You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do first? You might have a lot of thoughts and questions about navigating pregnancy while living in France. Let’s cover some of the basic first few steps to take!
As an American living in France, I’ve noticed many differences between healthcare in the United States and France. Going to the doctor in France is a cultural experience in and of itself. By now, I’ve been to several different types of health professionals in France, from general doctors to specialists. Here are some culture shocks I’ve personally experienced at the doctor’s office in France.
Thanksgiving is a major American holiday and if you’re wondering what French people think of our Turkey Day traditions, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some Thanksgiving customs that people in France might find a bit surprising or unusual.
Wondering how to request and renew the carte de séjour “vie privée et familiale” (CdS VPF) using the new online procedure? As the spouse of a French citizen, I recently went through the process of renewing my VPF card and have detailed my entire experience in this post. Additionally, I was approved, not only to renew my right to stay in France but was also granted the 10-year carte de résident as the spouse of a French citizen.
France launches an annual flu vaccination campaign every autumn. Here’s what you need to know about where and how to get your flu shot in France.
Visitors to Europe will soon need to comply with ETIAS, a new travel authorization for entry into 30 European countries. If you’re a U.S. passport holder, here’s everything you need to know about the new regulations for Americans entering Europe.