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Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travelers it serves annually, it's not a moment too soon.

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travellers it serves annually, it’s not a moment too soon.

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Neighbours: A Friendly Café Near Bastille

Located on the otherwise unremarkable end of the Boulevard Beaumarchais, amidst a series of second hand camera shops and fast food lunch options you'll find Neighbours, a café that's as friendly as its name.Emily Dilling

Located on the otherwise unremarkable end of the Boulevard Beaumarchais, amidst a series of second hand camera shops and fast food lunch options you’ll find Neighbours, a café that’s as friendly as its name.

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Dilia: Delectable Dining in Paris’ 20ème

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again.Dilia/Erin Dahl

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again. Nestled on a small corner of rue d’Eupatoria, the neobistrot took over the former Simone Tondo-run Roseval space in 2015 and is hopefully there to stay.

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The Hood Paris: Coffee, Creativity and Gastronomy

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.The Hood

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.

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Le Grand Bain: Imaginative Small Plates in Paris’ Belleville


Le Grand Bain Paris hip food in BellevilleErin Dahl

Rue Denoyez has long been a must-visit for lovers of street art, but the petite street has another draw: Le Grand Bain, where British chef Edward Delling Williams has the Paris food community abuzz.

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Tavline: A Taste of Tel Aviv in Paris’ Marais

Steps from the bustle of rue des Rosiers, Tavline is a hint of Tel Aviv in the heart of the Marais. Erin Dahl

The Marais has countless redeeming qualities, but a creative culinary culture isn’t necessarily one of them. Sure, you have solid falafel and pastrami and a handful of fast-casual gems, but it’s rarely the go-to ‘hood for the foodie set.

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Belle Maison Restaurant: Seafood and Ambiance in Paris’ SoPi ‘hood

Belle Maison is the little sister of two other celebrated restaurants in the 9th arrondissement- Le Pantruche and Caillebotte- and it has quickly garnered a faithful following of its own, with diners who appreciate the small inventive menu and calming décor.

Montmartre and Pigalle may be the home of many scenic spots and a wide range of cafés perfect for a quick lunch or coffee break, but the area is not known as a fine dining destination. Locals however, notably SoPi dwellers and habitués of nearby rue des Martyrs, know the best addresses for hidden neighborhood gems worth discovering. One such address is the newly opened Belle Maison.

Belle Maison is the little sister of two other celebrated restaurants in the 9th arrondissement- Le Pantruche and Caillebotte- and it has quickly garnered a faithful following of its own, with diners who appreciate the small inventive menu and calming décor. Continue Reading »

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Rediscovering Florence: Craft Coffee, Vegetarian Dining & More

One thing I noticed during my most recent visit was this: Florence has become cool.Ditta Artigianale

Before moving to Paris, Florence was my second home. I lived there for four months while studying Criminology and Law in Prato, a lovely town just outside the city. Before I settled down in Paris last June, I returned to my (second) favourite city. One thing I noticed during my most recent visit was this: Florence has become cool.

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Montmartre: Exploring the New, Hip and Delicious in One of Our Favorite Paris ‘Hoods

HiP Paris Blog covers what's new in MontmartreCoutume Izakaya / (magasin) – Ali Postma

After living in Montmartre for several months, I would like to think that I know the area well. But even the small village around metro Abbesses is constantly evolving with new cafés, restaurants, and shops opening all the time. If you find yourself in the 18th arrondissement visiting Sacré-Cœur or the Moulin Rouge, make sure to stop by some of my favorite places that have opened recently:

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Beyond Colette: Paris Concept Store Shopping and Dining Bliss

HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best concept store cafesMaison Sarah Lavoine – Francis Amiand

When the archetypical concept store Colette closed last year, loyal locals and tourists alike mourned the end of an era. The 1st arrondissement shop was a Paris institution as well as a trailblazer in the world of concept stores- becoming the example that all others were measured against.

While die hard fans will argue that nothing will ever replace this innovative space and business model, the unique combination of shopping and indulgence that Colette offered can still be found in the capital.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite spots to shop and dine to our hearts content:

HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best concept store cafes

HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best concept store cafesLa Trésorerie – Julie Ansiau

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