Paris for the Indians

Dear Indian Visitor ! This site is designed mostly for American visitors but along the way, I have collected various information which could be useful for Indian visitors too. Thank you for your feed-back and suggestions : I hope some of them can help and this page is under construction. Welcome to Indian visitors and expats to France!

Cher visiteur indien ! Ce site est conçu essentiellement pour des visiteurs américains mais en le rédigeant, il m'arrive de trouver des éléments qui peuvent aussi être utiles à des indiens. Merci de vos réactions et suggestions : j'espère que certaines pourront rendre service et cette page est encore en construction. Bienvenue aux visteurs et expatriés indiens en France!


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Being a Indian expat in Paris....    Paris and India

this page is under construction : dear Indian visitor, please help me to make it more useful for your compatriots thanks to your suggestions !

  • Little India : the "Indian district" is in the North of Paris, near the Gare du Nord, around the Passage Brady (46 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, ) : shops, restaurants, a Hinduist temple (Temple of Ganesh, 17 rue de Pajol), etc. ; there is also the Passage du Prado (12 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis).
  • The best collection of Indian art is at the Musée Guimet (6 Place d'Iena, 75016)
  • Best known French writers and artists with a connection to India :
    • Pierre Loti (1850-1923)
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  • Indian artists living in Paris :
    • Vijay Singh (writer and film-maker)
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    Indian supplies at :
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  • More to come

France and India : a brief historical recall

The only thing the French know is that France had started developing a strong relation with India but, after the Seven-Year War lost by France, in the Treaty of Paris (1763), France left India to be replaced by Great-Britain, keeping only five cities (Pondichery, Yanaon, Chandernagor, Karikal and Mahe) which were, of course, turned back to India in 1954 after its independence.

A trading post had been established in Pondichery by the "Compagnie des Indes Orientales" in 1670.

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More infos ?


Useful addresses for Indians in Paris

  • Centre des Relations Culturelles Franco-Indiennes (CRCFI)
  • more to come ....

Tips for Indian visitors

  • Do you know that France has more than 360 different sorts of cheeses ?
   Click to learn about it and enjoy a Wine & Cheese Tasting with author Harriet Welty Rochefort.
  • More to come....

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For more on intercultural differences, order Harriet Welty Rochefort's books :

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • (in French) : "French Toast - Heureuse comme une Américaine en France", Ramsay, Paris, 2005
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

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