Discover France through the insights and experiences of other expatriates
You have discovered you are moving to Paris and you are already day dreaming of the walk along the Seine, the stream of museums and exhibitions you will see, the trips to see the fantastic château in the Loire Valley...
Well, sadly you have got to earn them.
Brace yourself for a seemingly never-ending bureaucratic nightmare and kilometres of red tape.
French government and businesses love paperwork.
In fact, the joys of Paris are too often mitigated by the stream of inconveniences that expatriates face there.
Having said that the requisite bureaucratic shuffle for foreigners in Paris is almost as pervasive as their adoration of the city.
The descriptions of its marvels abound... City of Lights, City of Monuments, City of Love, The World's Most Beautiful City... and all of them are true!
So get ready to face bureacracy and paperwork, there is a reward waiting for you at the end of the tunnel!