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An Expat Life | Matthieu Waddell

Meet Matthieu, a seasoned inspirational expatriate having spent 20 years in Paris. Matthieu explains how the French language has shaped his expatriate experience, from growing a business to even cultivating a new persona. He speaks on the importance of “adaptability” as a key to happiness and success, not in just living abroad, but in flourishing given the constraints of our day-to-day life. Finally, he speaks about his yoga practice, and his mission to help those in the expat community feel a sense of belonging and refuge from a life built on relocation....

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Guest Post by Apart Inn Paris | Top 3 Paris Apartments

We would like to introduce you to one of our most recent partnerships with Paris based rental agency, Apart Inn Paris. We are excited to be working alongside them in the future, and wanted to share with you a little about the agency and the beautiful apartments that they have on offer for vacation rentals. If you’re thinking of coming to Paris anytime soon, then we highly recommend you check out their selection of properties in Paris for a truly local Parisian experience.  ...

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SFP's Favorite "no reservation" Restaurants in Paris

In this ever evolving city of light, food and dining out are experiences that the Parisians give high importance to, and we are totally in agreement with that! Of the thousands of restaurants located in Paris, many can be reserved in advance, but equally as many are “walk-ins” with no possibility to reserve. It can definitely be a pain having to queue up for restaurants, hoping to get in for the evening, and truth be told, sometimes you are turned away and have to try your luck another day. However, some of......

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Peonies, Flower Shopping, and Healthy Eating

Allow us to introduce you to Lucia Chauvet, a Parisian born, multilingual foodie, photographer, and adventure-lover. Lucia started her blog, Lucia Talks Pictures, in 2016 with the idea to share her knowledge of food and photography in Paris, from the perspective of a multicultural life. If we could all share one common interest, food is probably the first thing that springs to mind! We are very excited to feature Lucia this week as a guest post on SFP, to have an insight into a couple of her MANY food experiences in Paris.......

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SFP's Favorite Terraces

With the gorgeous spring weather we’ve been having, the Parisians are coming out of hibernation to fill up our iconic terraces. No one wants to sit behind a computer all day instead of basking in the beautiful sunshine! So, if you feel like calling in sick and getting a jump start on your summer tan, head to one of these terraces, we guarantee you’ll have a good time!...

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Your Guide to the French Educational System

The education system in your country may come as innate knowledge, but from the outside looking in, the educational roadmap may be harder to navigate. As many of you are quite literally moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar, SFP thought it would be helpful to cover some of the topics central to your new way of living. The education system is perhaps one of the most important topics for those living in Paris with kids. It may be a bit tricky to comprehend on your first go, but understanding how kids come......

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SFP Neighbourhood Guide | 10th arrondissement

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a neighbourhood guide, and despite the ever changing food scene in Paris, we still have our old and reliable go-to’s. We thought we would share with you our favourite coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels that we feel would give you a full and well-rounded experience of the 10th arrondissement in Paris. As one of the trendier and younger neighbourhoods of Paris, it’s important to experience this area like a local would, and to discover the charm of it yourself. Boutique shopping, coffee drinking, and......

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The Best Areas to Buy in Paris and Why

Today’s blog post is a guest post by our lovely property sales partner, 56 Paris. Extremely knowledgable about the real estate market in Paris, 56 Paris can help you with all of your property purchasing or selling needs, and help make what is often a stressful situation more manageable. If you’re thinking of purchasing or selling an apartment in Paris, send us a message and we’ll put you in touch.  ...

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SFP Favourites | Romantic & Intimate Restaurants in Paris

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you some of our favourite intimate and romantic restaurants in Paris. Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, and we have to admit we aren’t really ourselves, anything that gives us the excuse to eat well, try out a new restaurant, or enjoy an intimate dinner with friends and loved ones, is never a bad thing! Check out the following list of some of our favourite restaurants to spend Valentine’s Day in Paris in......

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