Hotel de Ville, Paris City hall, Salle de Fete

Paris City Hall Speaks English

Hotel de Ville, Paris City hall, Salle de FeteThe Paris Mayor’s office website has made a major and very exciting renovation. The pages are available in English and Spanish.

The English homepage provides links to get you started on a Paris discovery directly from the Mayor’s office.

Visit” the city with their “click-and-pick Paris city tour!”

The “Guide for foreign residents” makes your arrival in Paris a success. City hall offers useful places and addresses for students, advice on finding accommodation and the administrative documents required, etc.

Solidarity initiatives, cultural exchanges, European policies and cooperation agreements make “Paris a city with an international profile“.

Because Paris was right at the heart of events that marked French history and shaped its present their “Presentation of the City” page gives you all of the details.

Once on the “Visit” page, you will see listings for museums and theaters, heritage (patrimonies) and sights, cultural highlights, etc. The “Highlights” section provides up to date information on annual events such as Paris Plage, Nuit Blanche, Nuits des Musées, Paris Cinema, Heritage days (Journées du Patrimoine), etc.

This is really great because before Google Translate existed, the City of Paris website was only available to those who (1) knew about it or (2) knew about it and could read French.

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This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!