Living in Paris


Bienvenue à Paris!

Paris - a city of lights, history, arts, and surprises...

In addition to providing a vibrant learning environment for our students, the city center location of the International School of Paris allows our families to find a home within the city limits, and to enjoy life in Paris to the fullest. On this page, you will find useful links and information about what it is like to live in this city, called by many 'la plus belle ville du monde!'

Watch the video below for a bright beginning to your Paris journey!


That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.
Marion Cotillard as Adriana in Midnight in Paris



To study in Paris is to be born in Paris
Victor Hugo

Who Can Help with Our Move to Paris?

Below are some links to services* that could help with your move to Paris. Remember, if you can't find what you are looking for here, ISP community members have plenty of experience moving countries and being new to Paris. You will most certainly find the answers to your questions by chatting with ISP staff, students or parents. 

*Please note that this list is for information only and ISP cannot take responsibility for the activities of other organisations.

Relocation agencies

Expat Directories and Publications

  • AngloInfo
  • Expatica
  • Paris Insider’s Guide
  • FUSAC 
    Long-standing reference site for expats in Paris. Everything from accommodation to job offers, cultural events, clubs and lots of other things.

  • Message
    English-speaking support and contact network for parents in and around Paris.

  • WICE
    Anglophone association that provides cultural, educational & social activities to the English-speaking community in Paris.

Language lessons


  • Lodgis
    A dynamic and innovative real estate agency, specialising in furnished rentals in Paris since 1999. A multilingual team of experts helps find the perfect family apartment among the 7500 properties offered on their website. Lodgis’ mission? To be a reliable partner who simplifies real estate by offering an expert service that is quick and accessible for clients both in Paris and abroad. 


How Do ISP Students See Paris?

The photographs and artwork featured in the video below were created by Andrew, a former ISP student as part of his Grade 10 Personal Project. Enjoy!