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Insidr Paris: Friendly Frenchies Deliver Smartphone Rentals & Local Tips to Travelers

Insidr: The New Digital Guide for Travelers in Paris

Paris is the third most visited city in the world, but it’s also one of the hardest to figure out. “The hype [about Paris] is so big, but when you get here and are confronted with the complexity of everything, it can be difficult,” says Benjamin Forlani, co-founder of Insidr, a new service for travelers to Paris.

Sixth-generation Parisians, Benjamin and his sister Nina love this city, but after years spent living and working in over ten countries, both realized that there is room for improvement. “We are deeply in love with our home city, but at the same time we look at it from an outsider’s perspective and it’s not the best city to travel to,” says Benjamin.

Insidr: The New Digital Guide for Travelers in Paris

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Paris Beer Week Grand Finale: New Beer Bars in Paris

Paris Beer Week: New Beer Addresses

While the participants in Paris Beer Week may have a few blacked out memories after the festivities, they’re sure to remember the many new beer addresses that have arrived in the capital. If you weren’t able to make it to Beer Week, but still want to get in on the action, check out these great newcomers to the scene.

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Sacrebleu Travel Assistant: Crafting Your Perfect Parisian Experience

Sacrebleu Paris Travel Assistant

With Stephanie of Sacrebleu, a personal travel assistant, you’ll get the best tailored Parisian experience. On a recent tour with Stephanie — an experience that felt more like an afternoon with an old friend — I rediscovered classic monuments and neighborhoods, and stumbled upon friendly shops, cafés, and historic corners.

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La Cantine de Merci: Light Lunch in Paris' Premier Concept Store

Merci Concept Store & Cantine

Paris abounds with design galleries, chic clothing boutiques and tile-floored bistros serving market-fresh cuisine, but rarely do you find more than one together under the same roof. Merci is a delightful exception, rolling out the best of fashion, design, and lunch into one stunning space in the Haut Marais neighborhood.

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May Events in Paris

May Events in Paris

Hip-Hop Loves Soul @ Palais de Tokyo, Brunch Vinyles @ Point Éphémère, Festival Des Murs à Pêches, Brunch Equitable @ Point Éphémère, Festiwall, and Villette Sonique.

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We're Hiring! A Summer Internship with HiP Paris Blog

A Summer Internship with HiP Paris

Who doesn’t love Paris in the summer? From afternoon picnics in the Jardin de Luxembourg to sunset walks along the Seine, the City of Light is the perfect place to linger in the long summer months. And here comes the best news: HiP Paris Blog is looking for their next editorial intern for a dedicated summer internship.

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Mexican Street Food in Paris at Cafe Chilango

Café Chilango

Café by day and cocktail bar by night, Café Chilango is a labor of love led by Rodrigo Kambayashi and Luis Rendón. The pair are serious about serving authentic Mexican food, seeking out ingredients that make their way to Europe via Spain and concocting everything in-house, from the meat marinade to the guacamole.

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Le Bougainville: Unfussy French Cooking near Place de la Victoire in Paris

Le Bougainville Restaurant

I recently found myself strolling near the Place de la Victoire, a business district that appeared closed for the day. Continuing in the direction of the more promising Passage Vivienne, my date and I spotting a 1950s-style café with mosaic tile floors, formica table tops, and primary color paint. We were dubious, but hungry, so we stepped in, happy to find that behind the near-empty café was a welcoming restaurant with a trove of pleased diners.

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L'Epicerie des Environs: Local Grocery in Paris' 18th Arrondissement

L’Épicerie des Environs

At L’Épicerie des Environs, you’ll find a local – or nearly local – version of just about everything you need to make a delicious dinner (and even clean up after): fruit and vegetables, rice from Camargue, pickles from Burgundy, fruity sorbet from Essonne, and even dish soap made in neighboring Vallée de Chevreuse.

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