In May 2013 it became legal for same-sex couples in France to not just marry, but adopt children together, too.

Gay and Lesbian Culture in Paris

Though the Assemblée Nationale didn’t vote to decriminalize homosexuality until 1982, the closet door has long swung wide open throughout Paris’s history—a tradition that is happily embraced today in legal rights, day-to-day life, and festivals.

Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but owning a car is tres cher.

Living in Paris: Housing and Transportation Costs

Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but it’s très cher (very expensive) to own a car in France, particularly in the big cities where forking out €50,000 for a permanent parking spot is not unheard of, plus maintenance, fuel, and insurance. Alternative transportation is a must.

Moon Living Abroad Paris

Writer Aurelia d’Andrea knows what it takes to make the move to Paris—she’s done it twice. In Moon Living Abroad Paris, she uses her know-how to provide insight and firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this enchanting city, outlining all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, […]

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Q&A with Moon MapGuide Paris Author

Getting lost in Paris is a romantic idea, but for those who want to be able to get from the Louvre to the Champs-Élysées, author Aurelia d’Andrea shares her tips for navigating the City of Light.

Moon Kentucky

Native Kentuckian Theresa Dowell Blackinton gives readers an insider’s look at the Bluegrass State, from the revelry of the Kentucky Derby Festival to quiet, cool Mammoth Cave. Blackinton provides suggestions for unique trip itineraries, including Horsin’ Around, Traveling the Bourbon Trail, and The Best of the Bluegrass State. Complete with tips on where to find […]

Moon MapGuide Paris

In the sleek Moon MapGuide Paris, Paris resident Aurelia d’Andrea profiles the best of the city to simplify your trip. This guide combines discreet, laminated, fold-out maps with selective listings of the hottest sights, shops, restaurants, amusements, nightlife, and hotels to help you navigate the city—without looking like a typical tourist. For easy reference, Paris […]

A woman at a park bench texts on her phone with the Eiffel Tower visible in the distance.

Cell Phones in France

Whether you’re on vacation or making the move to France, getting set up with a cell phone, or “mobile” (as it’s called there), poses challenges for Luddites and techno-wizards alike. Aurelia d’Andrea breaks down the different types of services and options for those who want to stay connected abroad.

A classic art nouveau Metropolitain entrance leading down into the Abbesses station.

Taking the Métro in France

If you’re moving to France or just visiting, author Aurelia d’Andrea shares what it’s like to take the Métro in Paris and other cities. She also includes tips for standard etiquette and the most cost-effective ticketing options.