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Getting Paris Right the First Time

So you’ve decided to finally book a trip to Paris. Félicitations, you’re surely going to love it! So you’ve decided to finally book a trip to Paris. Félicitations, you’re surely going to
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The Best of Brittany: Culinary Treasures from the Breton Coast

From spectacular rose quartz shores, Celtic ruins, and emerald blue waters, you could easily spend a holiday away in Brittany. Here are our
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Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? Learning the Ropes of Social Life in Rural France

As someone who had been living for the past decade in Paris apartment buildings with several story walk ups and with bolted doors, I was not used
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Rediscovering Florence: Craft Coffee, Vegetarian Dining & More

Florence is being introduced to the culture of slow coffee. New trendy caffès are opening that encourage customers to sit, relax and enjoy their
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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
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Winter Strolls: Three Itineraries for Soaking Up the Festive Atmosphere + Giveaway

There’s something particularly special about Paris over the holidays. Of course there’s the sparkling street lights, the enticing window
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A Day in Champagne with Tasty Side to Life Tours

Since becoming à la mode among French and English nobility in the 18th century, Champagne has symbolized royalty, celebration, and the elite. Few

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Boutique vacation rentals from our joint HiP Paris/Haven In team

Paris · Provence · Tuscany · London
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Negotiating à la Française: The Meaning of Non

Anyone who has spent a serious amount of time in Paris knows the word well. Non, Monsieur, it is not possible to have green beans instead of
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Paris with Kids: Quick Fix Fun for under 5€

Apart from being romantic, Paris is also marvelously family-oriented. Despite this, it can be tiring traveling en famille. My son, Storsh, is far
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A Weekend in Normandy: Rouen Roaming

On a bright, clear day in October I took the early morning bus to Rouen, where you can spend the day exploring several of the most impressive
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City vs. Country: From Paris to La Loire Valley, Pt I

It had only been a few months since I moved to the French countryside, but my city life already seemed like a distant memory. In exchange for a
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A Quaint Mix of Old & New in Normandy’s Seaside Village Honfleur

In late November, as a several-month stint in Paris was coming to a close, I was far from ready to leave. Perhaps it was due to the fact that
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Experiencing the Wine Harvest in France

It's been a belle année in France and the annual grape harvests are upon us. Due to the beautiful summer weather and almost ideal conditions