Guest Notes for Episode 407: An Accidental Francophile Moves to Paris

Categories: Moving to France, Paris

Discussed in this Episode

  • Montluçon
  • Saint-Julien
  • Périgueux
  • Rodez
  • Aurillac
  • Le Puy-en-Velay
  • Anvers
  • Aligot
  • Truffade
  • La France Profonde
  • French people are generally hospitable and open
  • Mondassure Health Insurance
  • Paris Attitude
  • Google Voice
  • Ting
  • Bank account with N26
  • Le Crédit Lyonnais aka LCL
  • Interactive Brokers
  • Right now Americans cannot get French internet banks
  • Getting into the French healthcare system

How Jennifer the accidental Francophile moved to Paris


Outline for “Join us in France” podcast conversation with Annie

  1. Becoming an accidental Francophile
    1. Exchange program through the Rotary club: Montluçon, Saint-Julien, Périgueux, Rodez, Aurillac, Le Puy-en-Velay, and Anvers
  2. The plan to quit my job and move to France
    1. Buying and renovating houses
    2. Investing the proceeds in the stock market to provide enough to support myself
    3. Planning the move
      1. Working on improving my French
      2. Visiting different parts of France to decide where to move
  • Getting a Visa, and how much that costs
  1. Lining up an Apartment in Paris from the US, and how much that costs
  2. How much savings do you need to be approved for a visa?
  3. Buying a one-way business class plane ticket with points to get extra baggage.
  • Porting my US phone number to Google Voice for two-factor authentication of US accounts.
  • Figuring out banking, and the best way to change currency
  1. Expenses besides housing and visa
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Categories: Moving to France, Paris