Another great resource is the moving to France tutorial by Jennifer Greco who writes the blog Chez Loulou.
If you want to know which arrondissement is the best place to live, I can't answer that. But this guide is worth a read.
I highly suggest you prepare yourself for the cultural differences between the French and the rest of the world by reading one of these books:
- French or Foe? by Polly Platt
- Sixty Million Frenchman Can't Be Wrong by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow
- Almost French by Sarah Turnbull