Help me settle in France quickly
September 15, 2010 5:33 AM Subscribe
Help me settle in Paris. What administrative things should I be doing? What local cultural things should I know about? What shops are equivalent to those at home? What should I know about?
In short: tell me everything you wish you'd known about life in France when you arrived.
posted by djgh to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I have just arrived in Paris. I am an EU national (from the UK), with some French. I am currently looking for a job and apartment, and also trying to settle in.
- Administrative (e.g. paperwork, applications, registration)
- Cultural (e.g. manners, bar etiquette, general things)
- Comparative (e.g. Sainsbury's = X, Asda = Y; Topman = X, H&M = Y)
- Random (e.g. Navigo, Velib, whatever)
things should I know about?
What tips and tricks do you have? (specific job/flat ones particularly, but all welcome).
I also have valid student card, so any student-related tips would also be handy. Museum/transport discounts?
Please tell me all I need to know to help me settle in!