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Which English to Learn?

All the good jobs in France require English. Even a lot of the non-good jobs. Managing international affairs requires English. Important people who don’t speak English well are made fun of in the media. (Can you imagine an American VIP being ridiculed by everyone for making mistakes in his Spanish or her French?) It must be mortifying […]

It’s Just Not Said

Most Americans know better than to ask their friends how much money they earn or to ask how much was spent on a large ticket item like a house. It is considered uncouth for us to be so nosy. The French, on the other hand, take the subject of money to a whole new level. […]

The Most Perfect Job Ever?

My friend and fellow expat Lindsey Kent has the perfect job: one that takes advantage of her talent, her passion and her temperament, is completely unique, and is perfectly suited to her adopted city. As the founder of Pictours Paris, Lindsey goes around town with visitors and takes photos of them on their Paris travels, capturing moments […]

Sports-Minded?

Here’s a chance to make a quick €60 just by spouting your opinions. If you are a native Anglophone, have at least one child who is one or older, and you have bought products from the apparel/sports/camping equipment brands Decathlon, Quechua, or GO Sport, a market research company wants to have a word with you. […]

Sponsored Post: Holiday Inn Meetings

Looking for a space to hold your next event or meeting? With 63 locations in France, Holiday Inn Meetings has everything you require for any type of gathering. Our meeting halls can accommodate up to 700 people. Banquets? 550 people. Use Holiday Inn’s interactive tool to find the best hotel to meet your individual needs. […]

French Office Life

So, you’ve done it! You’ve moved to France and by some miracle, landed a job that will give your life meaning and line your pockets cash! Yay, good for you! That, already, is some feat. Before you get too excited, be prepared for some cultural differences, good and bad, that will make this experience unlike […]

Sponsored Post: Seeking Volunteer Stylist Ass’t

Established photographer (images above) and fashion stylist (below) seek a volunteer stylist’s assistant for June 20-23 (some half days OK) for test a fashion shoot in Montmartre. Here’s the photog’s portfolio and a recent fashion shoot by the stylist. No pay but could be a good experience for someone starting their career and seeking to […]

Firemen Frolic

Yesterday in the 6th arrondissement I did a quick about-face on my Velib when I saw some handsome firemen whiling away their time in the station by playing ping-pong and working out on mats close to the large open entryway. At dinner, Parisian friends lamented that the calendars sold door to door by firemen each […]

Working as a Film Extra

For the past five years I’ve been moonlighting as a film extra in Paris. The first time I responded to an ad I saw somewhere, perhaps the American Church, specifically looking for American extras for a vernissage scene of the film L’Un Reste, L’Autre Part (the logic being that Americans buy art, they wanted our voices in […]

No Free Lunch

One of the many social benefits of working for a large French company is le ticket restaurant, a pre-paid meal voucher you receive for every day you work. Now don’t get too excited – it’s not free by any means. However, the company does pay over half and in return they receive tax benefits. When looking […]

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