Music Studies in France

This is Part One of the guide I wish I had before moving to France in 2001. The higher educational system is evolving all over Europe, but certain key features of the French system remain the same. In this segment I give a broad overview of the public school system to help you decide the right approach for your year abroad or graduate studies. I also discuss housing, piano rental, and other practical stuff.Some of the links are out of date, just google the desired conservatory using google.fr, the French version of google.Public Conservatories in France - (More or less in order of prestige)Public schools in France are the cheapest and arguably the best.CNR websites - "Website" is an overstatement for most of these...This is the only complete list of CNR weblinks on the web. Finding some of these was like pulling teeth.The only two I can't find are Lille and Bayonne...Housing options in Paris - In order of best quality/cost and ending with stuff to avoidFinding housing in Paris is notoriously difficult: you're going to need help!A budget of 600 Euros/month is a good guideline.If you can find a good place for less, you're set.Help me improve this by your comments...click on the orange button below...thanks for your help! -Ivan href='http://ivancdg.hubpages.com/hub/Music_studies_in_France' - http://ivancdg.hubpages.com/hub/Music_studies_in_France -