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Livening up the Left Bank: Trendy New Addresses in Paris’ 7th

HiP Paris Blog rounds up the 7th arrondissementYUJ Yoga Studio / Albane Delacommune

The Gros Caillou (or “big pebble”) neighborhood spans from Invalides to the Champs de Mars in the 7th arrondissement. The neighborhood, which is located within a pebble lined boundary that dates back to the middle ages, is comprised of specialty boutiques, the café and merchant-lined Rue Cler, and the inevitable, tourist-tailored commerce.

While viewed as a more traditional neighborhood catering towards the affluent bourgeoisie, recently opened businesses are revitalizing the district with their youthful energy. Here are a few newcomers that provide a refreshing perspective on everything from pantry goods to athletic pursuits.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up what's on this September

September Events in Paris: Maison & Objet, FOOD Temple, and Cocktail Street

Summer may be over but there’s still plenty to do in Paris. Here are our picks of what’s on in the city this month. Featuring Bistronomie Club, La Biennale Paris and Polo & Pan at L’Elysée Montmartre.

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HiP Paris Blog explores dining with dogs in Paris

Under the Table: Dining with a Dog in Paris

Among the many surprises awaiting Americans dining in France is the near-universal acceptability of dogs in restaurants.

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HiP Paris Blog visits Neo T

An Independent Tea House's Success in Montmartre: Neo. T.

Nestled on rue de Martyrs, Neo. T. is a tiny tea shop that brims with carefully sourced teas from small producers, sold along with tea making accessories and cute oriental knickknacks.

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HiP Paris Blog on the museums that can be visited all year long

The All-Rounders: Paris Museums and Galleries to Visit All Year Long

No matter what exhibition is on, there are some museums in Paris that are worth visiting all year round. Whether it be stunning architecture or impressive permanent collections, these museums never fail to impress!

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HiP Paris Blog explores the expat mom experience

The Expat Mom Experience: To Paris and Back with Bébé

In our son Georges’ almost two-year life, he has crossed the Atlantic twelve times. And you would think after ten times, mom would have the system down like a pro. But no. Each time, I’m that mom. I’m the mom that scares girls in their early 20s, making me an involuntary PSA for birth control. Why? Because I make it look hard.

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HiP Paris Blog seeks out the best tsukemen in Paris

Desperately Seeking Tsukemen: Where to Find Paris' Best Japanese Noodles

Tsukemen differs from traditional ramen dishes in that the noodles don’t come in a soup. Instead, they’re served separately, and you use chopsticks to dunk them into a reduced broth or sauce, before slurping them up with delicate finesse.

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HiP Paris Blog visits Ibrik Cafe

Ibrik Cafe: Turkish Coffee, Pastries and Mezze in Paris

From the moment you step into Ibrik, you know you’re in a coffee shop that is unlike all the others that have recently opened in the French capital. The obvious presence of the hovoli sets the tone but, namely, a warmth exudes from the well-organized space.

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HiP Paris Blog tells you what to do in Paris when the Parisians disappear

August in Paris: What to do When the Parisians Disappear

For those with a glass-half-full attitude when the city is half-empty, August is the best time to explore the city. Although it’s true that a lot of many places close their doors completely during this period, there are still plenty of options. And best of all, you are free to enjoy them without the crowds!

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