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Get, Set, Baguette! Your Beginner’s Guide to Moving to Paris, France

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

Picture this: you, strolling through the charming streets of Paris, a fresh baguette in hand, while the Eiffel Tower winks at you from a distance. Moving to France is like a cool dream coming true!

But wait, before you get lost in a whimsical reverie of vineyards and cobblestone pathways, let’s talk about the realities of making a move to this land of croissants and kisses. Plus, we’ve got a secret weapon up our sleeves that is tailor-made for expats like you!





The Language Tango

Ah, the famous French language – romantic and utterly perplexing at the same time. Don’t be surprised if your “bonjour” sometimes sounds more like “bonjourrrrrrrrr?” – that elusive rolling ‘r’ can be quite the tongue twister.

But fear not. With a little practice and a lot of patience, you’ll be navigating conversations like a true Parisian.


Escargot, Anyone?

From escargot (yes, snails!) to foie gras, French cuisine is an adventure in itself. Just when you thought you knew your way around a menu, voilà! – you’re faced with a cheese selection that rivals the size of your apartment.

Feel free to embrace the culinary escapades, and don’t hesitate to ask for a bit of culinary guidance from your new neighbors. They might even invite you over for a soirée of wine and fromage.


La Vie en Red Tape

Ah, bureaucracy – the universal language that leaves us all befuddled. Getting your paperwork sorted might feel like an obstacle course, but remember, it’s all part of the adventure.

Patience is key, and soon enough, you’ll have your cartes and permits in hand, ready to seize the French day.


“Oui” to Quirky Customs

Did you know that in France, it’s customary to greet everyone with a kiss on each cheek? But don’t get caught in the confusion of deciding which side to start from – it’s all part of the charm.

And let’s not forget “la bise,” the act of air-kissing friends and acquaintances. Just remember, it’s all about spreading that joie de vivre!


Introducing: Your Expat Lifesaver – Cleaning and Concierge Delights!

Amidst the excitement and challenges of settling in, allow us to introduce your new partner-in-crime: our cleaning and concierge service tailored especially for expats like you. We get it – your days will be filled with exploring, adapting, and perhaps a little bit of homesickness.

That’s where we come in (KLIN France, the cleaning royalty) , offering services designed to keep your new nest spotless and stress-free


Our Services

Because who wants to spend their precious French time cleaning, right? We’ll keep your home spick and span, allowing you to focus on savoring your croissant and café crème.

Moving can be chaotic – let us handle the cleaning while you embark on your next French adventure.

Don’t let that bottle of Bordeaux ruin your favorite blouse. We’ll make sure your textiles are as flawless as your French pronunciation.

  • And More

From grocery shopping to organizing local excursions, our concierge services are here to make your French life a breeze.

So, there you have it – an adventure that’s bound to make your heart race and your taste buds dance. As you navigate the nuances of French life, remember you’re not alone.

And with our cleaning and concierge services, you’ll have more time to create memories, learn the art of the perfect “ooh la la,” and embrace every aspect of your enchanting new life in France.

Cheers to a sparklingly clean and fabulous expat journey! Need expat cleaning services in France? Call us today 07 68 31 33 57 to know more or send us a message!





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