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April 20, 2023 - 5 minutes

Campus Spotlight: Paris

Fall in love with tech in the city of lights. 

Juliette Carreiro - Tech Writer


Paris: the City of Light, capital of fashion, city of love. All these nicknames can’t even begin to fully represent this city of a thousand faces.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is internationally known for the Louvre, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and for being a romantic and cultural city, in addition to its high-quality gastronomy and numerous cafes. 

This ancient city with a rich history has not forgotten to modernize and keep up with the times. Today, it is also the birthplace of many world-renowned high-tech companies and the heart of the French tech ecosystem.

Why Paris? 

Paris has always been at the heart of history. There are monuments and buildings from all eras; whatever your favorite historical period, you are bound to find a monument or museum that suits you. Some of its monuments and places, in particular the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Champs Élysées, and the Arc de Triomphe have become such strong symbols that they are regularly featured in films or series. 

In addition to its many monuments, Paris is also home to a multitude of museums (more than 144!). Whether you are passionate about art, science, or history, or if you want to introduce your friends or family to one of these fields, you are bound to find a museum in Paris that suits you.

Known worldwide for its gastronomy and its wines, there are many French specialities, both sweet and savory and a visit to Paris is the perfect opportunity to taste them. There are restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, as well as exceptional bakeries and pastry shops.

Cafes and their terraces are an integral part of the Parisian lifestyle; you can find cafes on every street corner. Some of these cafes are known throughout the world and have hosted artists from all eras. The oldest café in Paris and in France is over 300 years old; sit on its terrace, have a drink, and watch life in the Parisian time.

Paris is not just a city of concrete; there are beautiful green spaces all over the capital and parks for walking, relaxing, or picnicking. Paris is also one of the fashion capitals of the world. This city of light has been associated with haute couture and major trends for several centuries. Chanel, Saint Laurent, Vuitton, Dior, Hermès...all these names familiar to fashion lovers got their start in Paris. Home to the famous Paris Fashion Week, this city hosts one of the most important events in the fashion world. As every fashionista in the world knows, Paris is a must for shopaholics.

In Paris, one out of every seven inhabitants is a foreigner; in France, one out of every ten foreigners lives in Paris and within Paris, two out of three foreigners are from countries outside the European community. These figures and this diversity are characteristic of a major capital city.

Ironhack in Paris  

They say Paris is the city of love and we want to make sure you develop a new passion for tech here. Our offices are located in the 11th arrondissement, one of the most dynamic areas of the capital.

No matter if you choose remote, full-time, or part-time courses in Paris, Ironhack’s campus offers you something beyond your course; we offer events, chances to network and connect with your fellow Ironhackers, an awesome space to get your best work done, and much more. Unsure if you should take the full-time bootcamp? What about part-time? Or remote? Let’s discuss: 

  • Our full-time bootcamps are ideal for those looking to get a new job soon and can exclusively dedicate nine weeks to learning. If you want fast results, this is for you. 

  • Our part-time bootcamps are for those who can’t dedicate nine weeks to just the bootcamp; if you want to keep your job elsewhere or continue your studies in another institution, our part-time bootcamps are perfect for you. The results are the same as our full-time course, just spread out over more weeks to allow you time to handle your other commitments. 

  • Our remote bootcamps are an option for everyone, even if you’re already located near our campus. These courses offer more flexibility and start dates, in addition to language variations, to help you choose the perfect course for you. Remote students are also welcome on campus at our face-to-face events to meet other students and professionals in our community. 

Ironhack courses in Paris

Choose one of our four bootcamps to kickstart your tech career:  

  • Web development: learn front and back end technologies and everything else you need to know to become a full stack web developer. 

  • Data analytics: become a data analyst through learning tools such as Python, SQL, and Tableau and learn to interpret data to make the right decisions. 

  • UX/UI design: user-centric design is key here; learn design thinking to build digital experiences created specifically for users. 

  • Cybersecurity: cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, due to their wide range of skills pertaining to protecting companies from risks and hacks. 

Financing options in Paris 

We know our bootcamps may not fit everyone’s budget, which is why we offer various payment plans to help make our bootcamps a reality for everyone. 

Bank financing

You should always check with your bank or your financial institution to see what options are available to you, but we have a few we’ve checked out for you:

  • BNP Paribas: Ironhack has a negotiated student loan offer with BNP Parisbas with favorable conditions for our students, available to international students with a French guarantor.

  • Pledg: our students can pay in 3, 6, or 10 monthly installments, whether it is for our full-time or part-time bootcamps.

Pôle emploi and governmental aids

  • CSP

  • AIF

  • CPF

  • OPCO

  • FNE Formation

  • Transitions Pro

Company financing 

  • Apprenticeship

  • POEI

Paris is the perfect place to kickstart your career in tech and we can’t wait to see all that you’ll accomplish.

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