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Well, after looking for a couple of weeks, my wife and I have found an apartment we like in Montparnasse. We're meeting the landlord again this weekend (near Annecy!) to sign the lease and get the keys, and we'll move in on Monday.

Boy did we see some crappy apartments. Most of them fell down in the kitchen department. This one has a great kitchen, two bedrooms, and ticks all of our other boxes.

This is orientation week at university, with the course proper starting next week. Exciting times!
 

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I could have told you that "student apartments" in Paris can be real dumps. But somehow I think you're probably not looking at anything considered a "student apartment." (Age does have its privileges, after all.)

Hope you won't be too overwhelmed by your coursework to drop by here now and then and give us an update on your progress.
Cheers,
Bev
 

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You're right, I've not been looking at student apartments as such. Just an apartment for a middle-aged couple who want to be comfortable and have the ability to entertain our friends. And in my case walk, cycle or unicycle to university.

Rest assured I'll still be here to annoy folks. After all, I've also been studying for the last few years. Finished one degree, now doing another one. In a very small class of competitive young lawyers!
 

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It will annoy you to hell to know this but the first place I moved to in France was Montparnasse in Paris.

You will be alright there. I think it is the best place in central Paris to live. Where about (without giving to much info away) will you be living ?

It will be interesting to learn how you get on.

Paris flats are hard work. Hope it works out.
 

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You'll have to try harder than that to annoy me, Smeggie old chum!

rue Delambre.

The only real problem we have right now is not yet having the paperwork to move our Saab to France.
 

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You'll have to try harder than that to annoy me, Smeggie old chum!

rue Delambre.

The only real problem we have right now is not yet having the paperwork to move our Saab to France.
We lived on Rue Raymond Losserand.

You are just off rue de gaite where I can recommend this restaurant.

LE PLOMB DU CANTAL

In terms of paperwork for your Saab, well I can't help.

But there are a number of specialist Saab garages in Paris that could help..

Here is one in the 15th

Toy Garage
 

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Well, after looking for a couple of weeks, my wife and I have found an apartment we like in Montparnasse.

Boy did we see some crappy apartments. Most of them fell down in the kitchen department. This one has a great kitchen, two bedrooms, and ticks all of our other boxes.

This is orientation week at university, with the course proper starting next week. Exciting times!
Decided not to take that one near Georges Brassens? We looked at one in the 15e and I briefly checked out a small stretch of Petite Ceinture - pretty cool.

Glad you got one to fit your needs, all the best with uni!
 

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Good news that you've found somewhere in Paris.

Good luck with the course work! FWIW I am not a lecturer by profession....I drifted into it when I came to France after early retirement. I noted that REALLY clever students used their super intelligence to analyse case studies etc very carefully.......how to get max marks for minimum effort.

Good luck...enjoy the student life!

DejW



Well, after looking for a couple of weeks, my wife and I have found an apartment we like in Montparnasse. We're meeting the landlord again this weekend (near Annecy!) to sign the lease and get the keys, and we'll move in on Monday.

Boy did we see some crappy apartments. Most of them fell down in the kitchen department. This one has a great kitchen, two bedrooms, and ticks all of our other boxes.

This is orientation week at university, with the course proper starting next week. Exciting times!
 

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Nicely done. Montparnasse was Ernest Hemingway's stomping ground in the 1920s, as it was for many other writers and artists.

Fascinating documenary on that period for all who are interested :
 

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The only real problem we have right now is not yet having the paperwork to move our Saab to France.
Just out of interest, what is the paperwork problem regarding you moving your Saab ?

It should conform I guess. Plenty of American cars registered in Paris.
 

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Just out of interest, what is the paperwork problem regarding you moving your Saab ?

It should conform I guess. Plenty of American cars registered in Paris.
Yes, it should conform. It's not US built, it was built in Sweden, has EU glass, etc. The problem has been getting a Certificate of Conformance. Most of the online certificate folks no longer do Sweden, and I have a long list of French, Belgium, German firms that don't answer email.

Thanks for the link, I'll go see them this coming week.

I don't know which US cars you might have seen registered, but most US-build cars absolutely do not comply. This is a cause of some major WTO disputes.

Thanks for the restaurant link also. Looks good.

Of course we're not strangers to Paris. We just haven't been domiciled there before.
 
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