PARIS

Why Paris?

Whether you’re moving to Paris to study or work or just for a holiday, you’re not going to run out of things to do, places to see, cheese to eat and certainly wine to drink. You won’t meet anyone that says a bad thing about living in Paris so check out the advice we have for you, with great nightlife recommendations, things to do off the beaten track and great experiences away from the busy tourist attractions. 

Highlights

"Great place, great food, amazing culture and history. A highlight was definitely being part of the exchange student community and exploring Paris' restaurants and bars with energetic people who want to find fun everywhere."
Charlie
Business Graduate

Canal St. Martin

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a freshly made baguette, cheese and some wine at this great spot away from the tourist hubs.

Le Marais

Take a walk up Rue de Rosier for some shopping, check out Marche des Enfants Rouges, the Picasso gallery and also Centre Pompidou.

Trocadero

This is undoubtedly the best view of the Tour de Eiffel to admire how spectacular scene around you. Do be careful with your belongings as it can get busy and pickpockets are sneaky.

Marche des Enfants Rouges

Stumble upon this delicious food market in Le Marais. You can get everything from desserts to falafal to delicious home-made pizzas. Check it out!

Explore these unique experiences and amazing tours

Accommodation

Looking for long term stays? Read our guide below. 

Accommodation in France

Destinations  > France  Our Guide to Accommodation in France CAF, the benefit system offered by the government, is your budget’s best friend, allowing students to

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If you’re looking for short-term stays:

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Looking for long term stays? Read our guide below. 

Blog Posts

Accommodation in France

Destinations  > France  Our Guide to Accommodation in France CAF, the benefit system offered by the government, is your budget’s best friend, allowing students to

Read More »

If you’re looking for short-term stays:

Booking.com

Entertainment

Destinations  > France > Paris Our Top Restaurants in Paris There are so many restaurants to choose from in Paris, you’ll definitely

Destinations  > France > Paris Our Top Bars & Clubs in Paris Despite the allure of Paris, it’s actually quite a casual

Transport

  • Overall
  • Bikes
  • Walking

Public transport is cheap and reliable with a Navigo card. Depending on how long you are planning to stay in Paris, this could impact which type of card you buy: monthly or yearly.

"Don’t bother with a bike - the driving is too nuts and not enough places to park them after use"

Paris is pretty small, so I would highly recommend walking as much as you can. It's great for improving your navigation and directions around the city, and also means you will see so much more than being on the metro.

Our Community

Talk to one of our ambassadors for bespoke advice or read our students blogs.​​

Anna

"Hi guys I’m Anna! I worked in Paris for my year abroad in 2017/18. I have always loved travelling and volunteering abroad, and I am about to move to Uganda for my job with a music charity. Please feel free to come to me if you have any questions, or want to have a chat about anything!"

Indi Officer

"Hello! I’m Indi and I’m currently on my year abroad in Italy and France. I’m studying in Turin and working at a literary agency in Paris. I’m happy to talk about anything travel, so let me know if you have any questions - particularly about Italy, France, or what it’s like moving abroad in the middle of a global pandemic!"

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