I have brilliant news in that I finally have a timetable! There’s a boulangerie I walk past every day on my way back from the metro and early last week I decided that when I managed to sign up for classes a tarte aux fraises would be a suitable reward! Signing up for classes has been … More Signing up for classes at Diderot
Amongst all the stress of opening a bank account, Dad and I managed to fit in a day at Disneyland Paris! It was so great to have a fun day that didn’t involve French bureaucracy! My parents’ friends had very generously given me euros before I left for Paris. I am happy to report that … More Disneyland!
First of all, I’m not sure that you actually need to open a bank account in France, especially if you’re only staying for one semester. I have a Thomas Cook travel money card, which you can use to withdraw money from ATM and pay with in shops and restaurants. It can be topped up online … More Opening a bank account
I’ve only been to Paris twice before moving here. The first time we did a lot of sightseeing and it was all very touristy. The second time was a less touristy as we wandered around Université Paris 7 Diderot. It’s in the 13th arrondissement which is mainly full of offices and flats. So now I’m here … More A Portrait of Paris
Finding somewhere to live in Paris has been one of the most difficult and stressful things I have ever done. I would like to take this moment to both apologize to and to thank everyone who has listened to me moan and stress about my lack of accommodation, especially my family and Amy and Craig, … More Finding somewhere to live
Salut à tous! I’m Lisa, I’m from Edinburgh and I study French and Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. I’m spending my third year abroad as an Erasmus student in Paris, studying at Université Paris 7 Diderot. I’ve been here for almost three weeks now and I’d love to say that things are beginning to … More Bonjour Paris!