Paris expat city and insurance guide
Paris is the capital of France. A total of 1,728,240 people live in the greater Paris region. It is one of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas. Paris is a city of world importance and artistic, tourist, historic, business, religious and intellectual centres of France.
1. Dining in Paris
Paris is world-famous for its cuisine. The typical Parisian breakfast consists of a croissant and a ‘cafe au lait’. Pastries in Paris are very popular too, and you will often see Parisians eating macarons in the Champs d’Élysée or a pain au chocolat near the Eiffel tower. For lunch, you can choose a French grilled cheese sandwich, quiche, a famous French crêpe or an omelette. You may be surprised by an omelette as a lunch food, but it very common among French cuisine, and is often paired with a salad as a light lunch.
2. Shopping in Paris
Paris is famous for being one of the best and largest shopping cities in the world. The city is filled with some of the best department stores, boutiques and shopping streets in the world. You won’t want to miss out at the Forum des Halles shopping centre or the George V luxury boutique shopping square. If you love designer fashion, Paris is home to some of the finest couture shops in the world, including Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
3. Healthcare in Paris
The healthcare system in Paris is generally recognized as one of the best services of public health care in the world. The French healthcare system is made up of the public healthcare system (hospitals), private hospitals and other medical service providers. It is a universal service provided to every citizen.
4. Insurance for Expatriates in Paris
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Paris. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provides global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Paris:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans