Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world so there’s a good chance you’ve already been … and more than once. A city that has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, and residents alike, with instantly recognisable iconic architecture, exquisite cuisine and wine, chic boutiques and priceless art.

It is one of the great art repositories of the world, remains at the forefront of international fashion trends, and with over three dozen startup incubators, including the continent's largest, Paris is fast becoming Europe's innovation capital. Paris draws talent from all corners of the world; Australia is no exception.

Meet some members living the life in Paris!

 
Monique Foy: "Australians are at an advantage living and working in Paris - we bring an international approach"

Sarah Pank: "Like most travellers, I was completely charmed by Paris. I arrived here in 2006 for a holiday and never left"

Joseph Allen Shea: "I landed in Paris by chance, it was really a sequence of events that brought us to open a gallery here"
 
Damian Garnys: “Australians play an integral role in the OECD helping create a better society” 
 
Stephanie Jensen: "Attending the OECD forum in Paris this year was an incredible experience"
     

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

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MAKE THE MOVE

Thinking about making the move to Paris? You'll be able to find some helpful information on visa requirements here.

THINGS TO DO

Feeling hungry? Check out Eater's guide to The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants and Conde Nast Traveler 50 Best Restaurants in Paris.

Feeling thirsty? Thrillist have compiled a list of the Best Bars in Paris to Drink at Right Now and Timeout has the 100 Best Bars in Paris.

Top experiences and sites? The Eiffel Tour is an obvious must, but check out Atlas Obscura's 112 Cool and Unusual Things to do in Paris and Brusied Passports' list of Alternative Things to do in Paris for some other ideas.

Unique to this city? See Paris via Walking Tour

There for a limited amount of time? Check out the New York Times' 36 hours in Paris for both the Right Bank and Left Bank. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Le mur des je t'aime, or The Wall Of Love in Paris, has the phrase "I love you" featured 311 times in 250 languages
  • Before The Louvre was a museum, it started out as a fortress in the 12th century
  • The Notre Dame Cathedral is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower
  • Paris has many nicknames, but its most famous is "La Ville-Lumière," or rather, The City of Lights, a name it owes both to its fame as a centre of education and ideas and its early adoption of street lighting