Moving to Paris can feel like

landing on another planet.

Don’t worry, we got YOU!

Landing in Paris can definitely make you feel a bit alien.

Don’t be afraid of floating away, we’ve got you. We have been there!

What problem can we help you solve today?

We are experts in

Moving to another country is something that needs to be carefully planned and executed.

There are many things to consider moving yourself and/or your family from wherever you are to Paris!

Relocating to a city you don’t know is not easy. Let us find your place, instead.
Whether you are looking to buy or rent, we can help. A long term rental or short term.
We’ve got you covered.

This is a biggie as French administration is unnecessarily complicated and mind-numbingly slow.
Getting your health insurance, social security, CAF, CPAM, OFII, or LMNOP
(ok, we made that one up) we can help!
We know what to do and who to call so you can relax.
The single life in Paris can be great but that’s not you, is it? It’s not us either.
We have a family and we know how it is.
Luckily, there are numerous things that you can do make life easier.

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We can help you with lots of different immigration scenarios.
Let us offer our expertise and support with all the procedures.

They trusted us, so can you

I’m so grateful to Your Friend in Paris for helping me with a very tricky administration situation. I only wished I’d used them from the start as it would have saved me a lot of time and stress! Thank you!

Verity Ashton

I had used their service twice and they were very attentive and provided the needed support quite quickly.  It gives me a comfort to have them whenever there’s something wrong with the apartment and not sure where to start!

Yukiko Matsuyoshi

I am so so pleased to know and work with the Your Friend in Paris team. I have consulted them on a number of services/issues and they have exceeded my expectations on all occasions. Some of my service queries have been on CAF, hiring a nanny, starting a business and Collections and Drop off within Paris. The team are highly personable and tailor their service and approach to You. I have worked with both David and Justyna and find their expert knowledge and many years of experience to be very comforting when navigating admin and tasks in a foreign country and especially having limited French. They truly are Your Friend in Paris and my Go To for all things French related. I highly recommend their services.

Dharsh Pillay

We have worked with Your Friend in Paris for many years and highly recommend them. They are professional and efficient and a pleasure to work with. Services provided for us include managing our personal apartment in Paris (eg, filing an insurance claim for water damage, hiring  contractors and overseeing bath and flooring renovations, sorting out tax problems, replacing old appliances and more). The Company has also managed property rentals for us including acquisition of clients, rental agreements, collection of rents and property repairs and cleaning. Your Friend in Paris has truly been indispensable to making property ownership there a positive experience. We are happy to continue to use their services as often as necessary.

Mary Donn Jordan

How to work with us

How to work with us

Meet us

Who are we anyway?

Well first and foremost we are expats that have been living in France for a combined 31 years. We are expats that have faced the challenges that you have and ones you’ve never even thought of…….repeatedly!

We are a family that has gone through the trails and tribulations of life as and expat with young children (twins as at that). We are your friends to lend you a helping hand and put you on the path to success in Paris.
Whether it concerns coming, living or leaving we are a group dedicated to making life as easy as possible!


I moved here in September of 2009 planning to stay for one school year and make my way back to the States. I immediately started to work in property management and built up a large portfolio of short, medium and long-term apartments.

Moving in to relocations and expat services was second nature as I had already had to handle the issues faced by expats personally and with the clients in my properties. I teamed up with my wife, we brought some more people on board and here I am helping people live their dream in Paris. 

I really enjoy helping people settle-in and taking some of the stress of France off people’s shoulders.


I was originally expatriated to France in 2007. I come from a project management background and still like to apply this methodology for out clients when handling large endeavors such as moving your life to Paris!

I am also a PCC level certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

I can not only take care of all the intimate details of your relocation and administrative needs, but I am also able to take care of your mental needs and help manage the stress, fears and doubts (personal or professional) you may have while here.

The Rest of the Team

The rest of us come from a diverse background having lived in France, Spain and Poland. As a group we all have specialized skills and expertise to tackle all aspects of relocating or Expat life in Paris. We are dedicated to help and pride ourselves on the highest customer service and satisfaction.

Our Partners

The best part of having a Friend in Paris is that they know people that know people. Our extensive network of partners can guarantee that your bank account gets opened fast!

They ensure that your accounting and legal needs are handled promptly. They help get your small handyman jobs done or your complete apartment renovations.

In short, through Your Friend in Paris, you have access to world-class knowledge and expertise in all facets of living here!

Upcoming meetings



Webinar (online)

Recurring event
every Firday

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French Administration
for Expats

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How to get a Carte Vitale?

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Relocating to or from Paris? Questions about settling in or everyday life?

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5 tips before you leave France

5 tips before you leave France

After all this time you've spent establishing your life in Paris, setting up various accounts and signing up to services, now the time has come to say "Au revoir!" Where to start? It's a job no one is looking forward to. Let us give you 5 tips on how to approach this...

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