I have an opportunity to stage for 5 weeks in Paris at a very reputable Michelin-starred restaurant that I was fortunate enough to land, with the possibility of hiring afterwards. If anyone has any good insight, or has worked in France before, perhaps you could help answer my questions:
1) What are the working hours? (e.g. how many days,what time will I start and finish?)
2) Pay: how much can I expect to take home per month?
3) Living costs - how much can I expect to spend per month? I will be moving there with my girlfriend, sharing a flat within the city of Paris (not outskirts). Will I need to do an extra job to fund my living (e.g. English tutoring)?
I know I will be making little money and living in a city which is very expensive (I live London,so I know!) I am about to go through a major career change, but before I see this plan through I just want to gauge how feasible it would be to survive whilst starting out work as a line cook there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!