How to find an apartment in Paris

May 2, 2017 in France / Paris

As I said in my previous post, I’m going back to Paris. Yes! It’s official: I’m going back to live the life of a vraie parisienne! I’m extremely excited, and directly contacted my land lady of two years ago and settled everything with my tiny studio. After writing on how to find a studio years ago, I found out that there’s a lot of people actually struggling with this… So I decided to update my article and share my tips with you once again :) 

My beautiful but small studio is located in the 19th arrondissement, very close to park Buttes-Chaumont. Most people will immediately see red flags when thinking of the 18th, 19th or 20th arrondissement of Paris, but it’s not necessarily always bad to live in one of the last neighbourhoods. For example, Butte Montmartre is located in the 18th, and the 20th is actually relatively quiet, with loads of families taking advantage of the lower rents. 

For the 19th, I enjoyed living there in the past and I’m sure I will again. There’s a lot to do in the weekends and a huge market every week. The hill on which my studio is located is called Butte Bergeyre, and is said to be one of Paris’ best kept secrets :). So how did I find anything and what are some tips?

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Longing for Paris

April 26, 2017 in France / Paris

Time has come, I’m looking for a graduation internship. As most of my classmates decide to just go with the flow and accept an offer close to home, I decided to be tough on myself and look a little further. Even though I am supposed to start in either August or September 2017, I’d like to have everything settled by the end of the month, as settled means that I can enjoy a well deserved summer vacation. 

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