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March 20, 2015

10 reasons to ride the bus in Paris

When I tell foreign friends living in Paris that I prefer the bus to the metro, there is usually some surprise and admiration…and intimidation at using the bus system here. I didn’t use the bus until a few months after I settled in Montmartre because I also thought it seemed complicated. Making up my mind to […]

April 4, 2014

Je suis Parisien(ne): How to live like a local in Paris

So you’re off to Paris. You are vividly dreaming of a glamourous French life, sparkling lights, cozy cafes and je ne sais quoi. But how on earth can you blend in, in this most fabulous city?  Avoid being a bumbling tourist with these tips on how to live like a local in Paris. 1. Rent an […]