The Eiffel Tower and the streets of Paris lit up at dusk.

Paris’s Rive Gauche Neighborhoods

Paris’s Left Bank, known as Rive Gauche, staked its claim in the hearts and minds of expats more than a century ago. If you’re thinking of moving to Paris and care less about cachet and hipster cred than you do about safety and ease of transport, the Left Bank offers the chance to discover the hidden attractions of Paris’s calm and cool south side and decide for yourself if this is a place to call home.

Apartment blueprints in French.

Tips on Renting in Paris

Renting has its advantages over buying, the most obvious being a much lighter initial investment. Paris rental laws are particularly strict, and French bureaucracy doesn’t end at the front door of your new house or apartment, which can make finding a place to live a challenge, particularly if you are short on time or funds. Use these tips to ease the way.

People queued at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Customs and Etiquette in Paris

One of the first things you’ll notice about living in Paris is the formal politesse that pervades daily interactions. More important than mimicking the French version of Emily Post is to simply treat everyone you encounter with respect. Do as the locals do and be liberal with your pleases and thank-yous.

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Moon Iceland

Iceland resident Jenna Gottlieb reveals the local secrets of her adopted country, from the colorful galleries and humming restaurants of Reykjavik to the stunning fjords of East Iceland. Gottlieb recommends unique trip ideas like “Reykjavik: The Urban Experience,” “Long Weekend in Iceland,” and “Countryside Adventures.” Complete with detailed information on glacier hiking in Skaftafell national […]

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Moon MapGuide London

Moon MapGuide London puts the best that London has to offer at your fingertips. This compact guide puts the essentials of London’s must-see neighborhoods on discreet fold-out maps, helping you navigate the city without looking like a typical tourist. Colored tabs make it easy to quickly flip to the location and activity you want. Find […]

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Moon MapGuide Paris

Moon MapGuide Paris puts the best the City of Light has to offer at your fingertips. This compact guide puts the essentials of Paris’s must-see neighborhoods on discreet fold-out maps, helping you navigate the city without looking like a typical tourist. Colored tabs make it easy to quickly flip to the location and activity you […]

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Moon Croatia and Slovenia

Travel writer and former Zagreb resident Shann Fountain Alipour shares her love of two beautiful countries, from the wooden village houses, folk festivals, and wineries to the rafting, skiing, and cave-exploring opportunities that abound in Slovenia. Shann includes unique itineraries such as “The 14-Day Best of Croatia and Slovenia,” “A Culinary Tour of Istria and […]

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Moon Living Abroad France

Journalist Aurelia d’Andrea knows what it takes to make the move to France—she’s done it twice. In Moon Living Abroad France, she provides insight and firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this enchanting European country, outlining all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward […]

Paris, France, the City of Light.

What I Love About Paris

Whether it’s mastering the myriad meanings of “oh là là” as you bask in the Parisian sunshine or enjoying classic French culinary delights, Aurelia d’Andrea shares her abiding love of living abroad in the City of Light.

Moon Living Abroad London, 2nd ed.

Moon Living Abroad London

Writer and adoptive Londoner Karen White knows what it takes to make the move to London. In Moon Living Abroad London, she shares her seasoned advice on transplanting to this bustling English city. From obtaining visas and arranging your finances to finding employment and choosing schools for your kids, White uses her firsthand knowledge of […]