An Accidental Francophile Moves to Paris, Episode 407
Join Us in France Travel Podcast · 64 minutes ·

An Accidental Francophile Moves to Paris, Episode 407

Jennifer Gruenke became an accidental Francophile when she had an opportunity to spend a month in France through a Rotary Club exchange program in her twenties. This program took her through the heartland of France with cities like Montluçon, Saint-Julien, Périgueux, Rodez, Aurillac, Le Puy-en-Velay, and Anvers. This was a long time ago, and she enjoyed it so much that she learned French using cassette tapes!

On her first trip to France, Jennifer found French people open and welcoming. She finds that is still the case today. She realized that while average French people don't have as much money as the average American; they take the time to enjoy a simple life. That appealed to her a great deal. She earned enough to retire early, sold everything, and moved to Paris with two large suitcases. She's now been in Paris for a year and she plans to stay because she loves both the lifestyle and the city.

Her story will give encouragement to folks who aren't wealthy but would love to enjoy living a simple life in Paris.

Jennifer shares the names of companies that helped her move successfully. Among them Interactive Brokers (to move money around with low fees), Mondassure (for health insurance), and LCL (but she could not make any French on-line bank accept her as a customer as she explains in the episode).


Table of Contents for 'An Accidental Francophile Moves to Paris' with links to the text transcript

More episodes about Moving to France


Email | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Comments (0)

You Must Be Logged In To Comment

Similar podcasts

We're Having An Episode

Accidental Kiss💋: An Asian Drama Podcast

Accidental Celebrity

Accidental Intellectual

Accidental Mistakes

Accidental Gods

The Accidental Anchor

The Accidental Ally