Moving to Paris

Welcome to Paris – we’ve done all the hard work for you and put together a team of service providers that will look after you in Paris.

Each of our providers has been handpicked and stringently vetted to ensure they provide the best quality service.

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5 Tips About Paris

Here are 5 tips expats moving to Paris should know:

Once you land in Paris, you are required to register with the French authorities regardless of your nationality.

Navigo is a prepaid public transport card that has your photo on it. You are required to apply online and wait for three weeks before you receive it.

To access the excellent healthcare system in France, you should register with CPAM (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie)

Most of Paris closes down in August for summer holidays.

Parisians don’t hug. The formal greeting an air kiss on both the cheeks.

Meet your Paris Team Leaders

David Spira & Bruno Hicke

David Spira

A partner of Spira Twist & Associates since 2006, David is a registered Accountant and qualified Auditor.

Having studied abroad, David understands the unique challenges expats face when moving abroad and is well positioned to provide practical advice to expats moving to Paris.

Bruno Hicke

Bruno advises individuals, including company senior executives, with their investments including liaising on their behalf with government taxation authorities.

Thanks to his substantial experience in relationships with the Taxation Authorities (regarding both non-contentious and contentious proceedings) and the implications of cross-border projects (creation of legal structures, independent or otherwise, assistance, dividend payments, intra-group invoicing, secondment, expatriation…), he advises firms and individuals in a constantly changing and ever more complex tax environment.

Bruno Hické speaks both English and Spanish.