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The Paris Craft Coffee Revolution Continues with Coffee Spoune and Café Oberkampf

HiP Paris blog. Cafe Oberkampf. Latte made with Coutume coffee.

If this summer in Paris were to be labeled anything, it could certainly be called the season of the craft café. With so many places opening up — Steel, Honor, Ob-La-Di, Broken Biscuits, to name a few — it’s hard to believe that there are any niches left to fill. But somehow, the minds behind the 11th arrondissement’s newest offerings, Coffee Spoune and Café Oberkampf, have managed to differentiate themselves from the pack.

HiP Paris blog. Coffee Spoune. Looking in the window. More »

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HiP Paris blog. Discovering Saint Sulpice. Browsing on Boulevard Saint Germain.

Discovering Saint Sulpice

Come take a stroll and explore the Saint-Sulpice neighborhood of Paris’ sixth arrondissement. Centered around the church of the same name, the area boasts eclectic food, cultural, shopping and nightlife options for every taste, so we’ve rounded up some of the best it has to offer.

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HiP Paris blog. Inside Steel. Street view.

Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop

Expanding from its start as a cycling magazine, Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop offers a hub for coffee and cycling enthusiasts alike. Inspired by similar cafés in the American northwest, Steel brings the same urban-meets-community feel to one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities.

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HiP Paris blog. Le Bon Saint Pourçain. On the corner.

Le Bon Saint Pourçain

A longtime favorite in Saint Germain, Le Bon Saint Pourçain reopened its doors under new ownership this spring, two years after its sudden closure. Striking the right balance between traditional and modern, this little gem has reclaimed its place among the classic Parisian bistrots.

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Paris' First Participative Food Coop

Inspired by the American coop model and New York’s Park Slope Food Coop, in early 2016 the 18th arrondissement will welcome the opening of La Louve, Paris’ first participative food cooperative, which emphasizes the importance of quality products and responsible, ethical production.

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HiP Paris blog, Rude French, Brasserie terrace

Is It Rude or Simply French?

What is it about Paris that incites such strong feelings? For a city that relies so heavily on its tourism industry, Paris and the French have yet to shed their rude reputation. Lisa Czarina Michaud delves into the cultural differences to discover the truth behind the grumpy French.

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Romantic Offbeat Summer Itineraries

Paris is the city of love, and while summer is tourist season, it can also be the city’s most romantic time, when the terraces and streets empty as the French leave on vacation. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, try one of these offbeat romantic itineraries with your amoureux.

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HiP Paris Blog, La Plage de GlazArt

August Events in Paris

Paris By Mouth’s list of restaurant closings, Pop Meufs! at Pavillon des Canaux, Mamie’s Beach Party II at LaPlage de Glazart, Rock en Seine music festival, 14th edition of Festival Silhouette, traditional guinguette at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Low Leaf at Le Point Éphémère.

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Café Cour: A Hidden Terrace in Paris' Marais

Café Cour

Opened the first of June and tucked away off of rue de Francs Bourgeois in the heart of the neighborhood is the Marais’ newest pop-up summer terrace, Café Cour. The terrace offers half-sunlit, half-shaded seating up until around 17h, when the sun sinks just low enough to be hidden.

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