HOW TO GET AHEAD: Working Abroad ... Paris - French food means that in the City of Light it’s easy to become a person of weight

’The wine is amazing and so is the food - I can’t stop looking in patisseries,’ confesses Charlotte Moore, ad sales executive with the Wall Street Journal Europe. ’Last time I was in France, as a student, I put on two stone and I can see the same thing happening again.’

’The wine is amazing and so is the food - I can’t stop looking in

patisseries,’ confesses Charlotte Moore, ad sales executive with the

Wall Street Journal Europe. ’Last time I was in France, as a student, I

put on two stone and I can see the same thing happening again.’



But there’s more to Paris than booze and cakes. ’It’s beautiful - you

can see why it’s known as the City of Light. To celebrate the

millennium, the Eiffel Tower is lit up each night.



’Compared with London, it’s a relatively easy place to get around. The

Metro’s great - you don’t get squashed under people’s armpits. I brought

my car here and everyone thought I was mad. All vehicles seem to be

bashed and dented. I can see why: when drivers are trying to park, they

shunt the car in front out of the way and squeeze into the space.



’The office is in the eighth arrondissement just off the Champs Elysees.

Everyone’s very chic and beautifully dressed. I live in the 15th and

when taking a taxi home the other day, the driver said: ’I hate the

people who live here, they’re so bourgeois.’ Parisians can be quite

frank at times.



’Although the pace of business seems much more relaxed than London -

probably because the city is smaller - the people are still extremely

professional. The Parisians have a reputation for being cold and distant

to strangers but I have found them to be very friendly.’



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