I have so many bookmarked pages, links, notes, and suggestions from friends gathered from the past years in Paris. Here is an attempt to organize handy resources related to Paris in one place. Note: It is important to always keep track of the most current information when it comes to more official processes such as visa renewal, filing for taxes, as things are constantly evolving and changing.

Looking to Move Paris?

Tips for applying to a student visa in France

Becoming an Au Pair in Paris

10 Tips for Visa Renewal

Visiting Paris

Places to stay in Paris

Transport from CDG airport

Insidr Smartphone Rental

Where to Find Unique Souvenirs and Gifts in Paris?

Le Paris Noir Black Paris Tour

Left luggage Lockers

Getting Settled in Paris?

Babysitting Agencies:

Le Repitoire de Gaspard


FUSAC- Anglophone Magazine

CAF- Housing Assistance

Finding and Apartment

Learning French

Opening a bank account

Health Insurance

Stores to decorate your apartment

TransferWise (helpful site for receiving and transfering money abroad)

Student in Paris

Libraries- Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève ( beautiful architecture , really quite) and Centre Pompidu ( Open on Sundays, really big and it stays open late)

French Bureaucracy

Filing Taxes

Visa Renewal ( Each visa renewal process is different depending on the visa, make sure you find out the specific to your situation: student, work, artist,etc)

Notary Services at the US Embassy

Official Translators

APS VISA 101– Visa options after Masters degree in France

Freelancers/ Entrepreneurs

Coworking Spaces

Paris Start Up Network– Community of start up in Paris that host a series of workshops, networking events, and a source for resources.

Life in Paris

Helpful sites to find things to do in Paris:

Paris Friendly

Que faire a Paris

Sortir à Paris

Time out Paris

My Little Paris


Coffee shops

Vegetarian/ Gluten Free Restaurants

Where to Eat in Paris... 50+ addresses of great places to eat in Paris


Natural hair salons

Eyebrow threading salon ( Stella Centre de beaute Indien –  There are 2 on the same street I go to the  one that is 25 rue Phillipe de Girrard, and always get complements on my eyebrows when I do)

Les Bains d’Orient– Great place to go if your looking to enjoy a spa day. They have a great waxing department as well that uses Oriental wax ( sugar, lime and honey)