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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Paris

For anyone planning a move to or within Paris, the capital of France, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Paris and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in France, Paris’ famous suburbs include Saint Germain-en-Laye, Saint Cloud, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Sèvres and nearby towns include Versailles, Rouen, Orléans.

Paris has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from France mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Paris' monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups." Lonely Planet

Paris is known as ‘La Ville Lumière” which translates to “The City of Light”

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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Paris, France?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Paris (or you already live in Paris but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Paris there is a big choice of high quality Paris schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in France.

The private education sector in and around Paris features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Paris, France (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Paris and in the nearby towns of Versailles, Rouen, Orléans by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

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Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Paris, France

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Paris, France providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Paris, France

The most popular suburbs in Paris, France and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Paris (2.161 Million)

Champs-Elysées (416)

Montmartre (192,400),

Champ de Mars (50,000)

Montparnasse (1,500)

Haussmann Saint-Lazare (47,687,300),

Batignolles (166,500)

Bastille (400,000)

Ile Saint-Louis (4,400),

Latin Quarter (58,200)

The Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen (180,000)

La Défense (25,000),

Ile de la Cité (800)

Saint-Germain-des-Prés (5,100)




Paris is a very popular place to live and many people move to Paris each year, or to near Paris and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Paris are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Paris for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Paris and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Paris, France

> FACT 1:  Paris is the fashion world capital! Parisians dress with effortless style with some of the most popular brands such as Givenchy, Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton choosing to have their flagship stores in the iconic fashion city.

> FACT 2:  Paris is famous for being the city of love, with the tradition of padlocks being used on bridges as a celebration of love between couples around the world.

> FACT 3:  The Monalisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is houses in the Louvre Museum, the most visited museum in the world.

> FACT 4:  There are two islands in Paris! Islands are perhaps not what you first picture when you think of Paris, however the Seine river splits the land into the Île de la Cité and the L’île Saint-Louis.

> FACT 5:  Paris has 450 parks! So you’ll have plenty of places to pick from if you’re heading out for a weekend picnic!

> FACT 6: There is only 1 stop sign in the whole of the city... so maybe take extra caution when driving round the city for the first few months!

> FACT 7:  Paris has 5 different statues of Liberty! The most famous one is situated near the Eiffel tower. Interestingly, the Statue of Liberty in New York was gifted to the US by France.

> FACT 8:  The Notre dame Cathedral is the most visited attraction in Paris. Although you may initially think that it would be the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame actually attracts 13 million visitors per year compared to the Eiffel tower's 7 million.

> FACT 9:  Paris has over 37 bridges dotted around the city! The Pont Des Arts is the famous lovelock Bridge, however Pont Alexandre III and Pont De Bir-Hakeim are equally as beautiful.

> FACT 10:  The very first Bloody Mary cocktail was made in Paris!

Where To Live In Paris, France

Paris and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or France estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Paris living to rural, France or coast lifestyles, Paris and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Le Marais Paris, Montmartre Paris, Île de la Cité Paris, Montparnasse Paris, Les Halles Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris, Belleville Paris, Charonne Paris, Latin Quarter Paris, Le Marais Paris, La Villette Paris, Montmarte Paris, South Pigalle Paris

Commuting To And From Paris By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Paris is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Reims, Les Mans, Orléans and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Paris To Reims: Reims is about 150 km by road from Paris via the A4 and driving to the centre of Reims from Paris normally takes under 1 hour 45 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Reims from Paris, with trains taking from 1 hour.

> Paris To Les Mans: Les Mans is about 200 km by road from Paris via the A11 and driving to the centre of Les Mans from Paris normally takes under 2 hours 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Les Mans from Paris, with trains taking around 4 hours.

> Paris To Orléans: Orléans is about 138 km by road from Paris via the A10 and driving to the centre of Orléans from Paris normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Orléans from Paris, with trains taking from1 hour 30 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Paris, France

The nearest airport to Paris is Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) which is 25 km from Paris. Other nearby airports include Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Paris Beauvais Tille Airport (BVA)




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