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Dealer de Gourmandises: A Homemade Candy Shop in Montmartre, and More

Hip Paris Blog Dealer Des Gourmandises

Dealer De Gourmandises

Montmartre has a new sweet spot as it welcomes the Dealer de Gourmandises, a candy shop featuring homemade, locally sourced, organic and artisanal products. Paul Fernandez, the shop’s energetic founder, is a young chef with a background in culinary design. After working in celebrated kitchens and chocolate shops such as La Chocolaterie de Jacques Génin, Paul decided to venture out on his own, establishing himself first as a private chef and caterer and now, with the opening of Dealer des Gourmandises, as a small business owner.

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December Events in Paris: Christmas Markets, Dégustation Bulles and Champagne & More

The holiday season has officially hit Paris with the city’s first snowfall arriving on the first day of the month. Even though the annual Champs-Elysées market won’t take place this year – as City Hall Tourism Lead, Jean-François Martins, claimed, “it wasn’t good enough for Paris.” – there are plenty of other enticing options that deserve support.

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Pep's is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter.

Pep’s is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best art galleries off the beaten track

Arts Off The Beaten Track: Paris Museums and Galleries Worth the Detour

As an arts lover in Paris, you’re spoilt for choice. But once you’ve ticked off all the major art museums and galleries – such as the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay – you might want to explore some of the lesser-known options in the city with the added bonus of avoiding long queues, crowds, and sometimes even entry fees.

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HiP Paris Blog Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris

Living in France, Thanksgiving is the holiday I miss the most. Fortunately the French are always ready to join in any food-related fun and rounding up expats and Frenchies alike is very easy. Finding the ingredients, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. Here are my professional tips for making your Thanksgiving planning a little easier and less of a headache.

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HiP Paris Blog examines the success of the Big Mamma Group

The Big Mamma Group: Trendy, Fresh, Authentic Italian Dining in Paris

With so many Big Mamma choices, it may be hard to pick which to try first. Here is a breakdown of some of the different restaurants to help you decide which Big Mamma is right for you.

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HiP Paris Blog tells you how to spend 48 hours in Venice

48 Hours in Venice: A Weekend of Italian Food, Art and Culture

The charm of this unique city can still be appreciated during a short visit provided you do your research and avoid tourist traps. Here are some suggestions for making the most of Venice in one weekend.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top events in Paris this November

November Events in Paris: Paris Photo, Thundercat, Salon des Vins & More

Our guide to what’s on in Paris this November. Also featuring an illustration atelier with Marie Guillard at The Hoxton and Festival Mondial du Kimchi.

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HiP Paris Blog reviews Cassiopee

Cassiopée: Coffee, Tasty (& Gluten Free) Sweets, and Art in Montmartre

Cassiopée is an art gallery crossed with a coffee roaster-cum-café and furnished like a cozy Parisian living room. It’s the brainchild of half-French, half-Cameroonian Kisito Belibi, whose penchant for coffee history and mythology gave birth to this quirky place at the bottom of the Butte Montmartre just under a year ago.

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