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Living in Paris

Parisian Culture

Learn about the traditions and everyday life of Paris.

Culture & Customs

A Timeless

Over the centuries, Paris has continued to be one of the most captivating cities in Europe. A touchstone for artistic, intellectual, and literary thought to this day, Paris is associated with high culture, sophistication, and the good life. 

More About Paris

Photo of the illuminated Charles Bridge at dusk.

What to do when you first arrive

The NYU Paris are very helpful with this, they will help you locate the closest Paris Métro stops are, where you can purchase a Metro Pass. Make sure you ALWAYS carry your Metro Pass with you and have fun!

You get some great student discounts as a European university student, so bring it with you when you travel! 

Check out restaurants, and try to find your local grocery store (marché). Paris is known for their food culture, visit open markets for fresh produce, meat, and fish. Locate the nearest trams and subway stops! 

Stock up on the basics, like toiletries you didn't bring with you from the US.

This seems obvious, but for some reason people forget. Just do it. 

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Exchange Rate

as of January 2014

$1.366 = 1 Euro €

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