Paris using Brexit blues to lure London’s brightest and best

Published:  2 May at 6 PM
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The French capital is taking full advantage of talented Londoners’ Brexit blues by inviting them to become expats in the City of Love.

As the reality of a hard Brexit’s impact on London’s economy and ongoing job prospects begins to dawn, the city’s brightest and best could well be forgiven for getting out before it’s far too late. Paris seems to be taking full advantage of their fears by focusing on its traditional and modern attractions, all guaranteed to make British expats’ lives a lot more fun.

For those who experience annual depressions when summer fails to materialise in London, Parisian summers will seem very different. Apart from the fact that the city gets more sunny days than its equivalent across the channel, Parisians take advantage of the warm weather and gather on terraces to socialise over a bottle of French wine. Evenings see crowds playing Petanque and picknicking along the canalside areas and summer festivals are held along the banks of the Seine.

Paris is known for its romantic atmosphere as well as its exquisite architecture, with both at their best in Montmartre with its cobbled streets and ‘olde worlde’ artistic ambience. The neighbourhood feel of the city’s many individual districts is still here, unlike in London, and can be experienced in local specialist shops including bakers, butchers, cheese specialists and wine stores. Although Paris is now seen as one of the world’s most expensive capital cities, expats report living the French life is much more budget-friendly than London, especially as regards the cost of rental accommodation.

One thing’s for certain, the French capital and its public transport are safer at night than in London, as most crime and poverty is contained in a few suburban areas. The Paris Metro is reliable, fast, and surprisingly inexpensive, with monthly unlimited travel tickets costing one third of the cost of a London Underground monthly pass for zones 1to 4. Late night life in Paris owes more to the Mediterranean style than does its London equivalent, with many restaurants, bars and clubs still open well past midnight, and a huge number of culinary delights can be had in independent eateries across the city.

Best of all, it’s the Parisians themselves who truly make their city an experience for expats and visitors alike. Their personal style, originality and care of their appearance makes simply walking down the street a visual joy for Brits used to scruffy Londoners lurking under umbrellas whilst heading for the nearest Tube station after a boring day in the office. All in all, moving to Paris to avoid the Brexit effect could be the perfect move for London’s brightest and best.
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