Although these three French verbs are often overlooked, not only beginners but also students who have been learning French for many years will be happy to discover that they help one learn many other words.

Know what to expect when visiting Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre, and Pigalle. Start with a pair of good walking shoes and stop keeping track of time.

I opted for a studio apartment because I wanted to immerse myself in a Parisian neighborhood, which meant living like a local for a week.

Initially, I was supposed to head down south to Toulouse to see some friends. When that fell through, as in I never received a response to confirm, I was looking for another place to visit for a few days that was still close enough to Paris since I was set to depart from Charles De Gaulle. In just a matter of days, the Thalys train ticket was at about €100 (approximately $ 117 USD) one-way. This was a no-brainer. I needed a cheap ticket out of Paris. 

I’m here, but I’m not really here. I chose this borough or arrondissement due to its proximity to the Père Lachaise Cemetary. Yes, it’s a bit away from the postcard Paris, but that’s exactly why you need to be here.