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Americans in France
 

Americans in France 

“Every man has two countries, his own and France.” - (Thomas Jefferson)

“I have two loves, my country and Paris.” - (Josephine Baker)

“Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.” - (Thomas Gold Appleton)

“America is my country and Paris is my hometown.” - (Gertrude Stein)

France in general, and Paris in particular, has always been a favorite destination for American expatriates.

In these biographical sketches, we invite you to discover some famous Americans: artists, writers, painters, musicians, who, for several years or for the rest of their lives, lived in France.

Today, although no official figure is available, it is estimated that over 100,000 American citizens reside in France, making France one of the top 10 destinations for American expatriates.

Americans in France